Breast reduction, or mammaplasty, removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from very large, pendulous breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, as well as relieving symptoms of back, neck and shoulder pain, bra strap grooves and headaches. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion to the rest of her body. In some instances, medical insurance will cover this procedure. Breast Reduction can be done using several techniques. The most popular method used in our surgery center is the short scar breast reduction. This is an incision around the nipple and down the middle of the breast. There is usually minimal scarring underneath the breast or none at all. The traditional method utilizes the anchor type incision, which is still done today, but not as often. The benefits to a short scar breast reduction are a more aesthetically pleasing scar. For more information regarding mammaplasty, please contact our office. We are happy to send you a detailed brochure on the procedure.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery (Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect one or both breasts. Breast reduction surgery removes fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer and better contoured. This is accomplished with ultrasonic lipoclastic and possibly breast tissue resection around the lower portion of the areola. For more information regarding male breast reduction surgery, please contact our office. We are happy to send you a detailed brochure on the procedure.