Breast Reduction Surgery in New Jersey
Women with excessively large, pendulous breasts often feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance. Some also suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain. Their bra straps may dig into their shoulders, causing skin indentations, rashes or welts. Furthermore, having excessively large breasts can make certain physical activities extremely challenging and or painful.
New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Gary D. Breslow is an expert in breast reduction surgery, a transformative plastic surgery procedure also known as reduction mammaplasty. This procedure can alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort that women with excessively large breasts often experience.
Breast Reduction Techniques
The specific technique used for breast reduction surgery depends on how much excess skin and breast glandular tissue must be removed, and if the patient has overly enlarged areolas that must be reduced.
During consultation, Dr. Breslow evaluates the patient’s unique anatomy and listens to her aesthetic concerns before recommending an appropriate treatment option to satisfy her individual needs. Dr. Breslow typically offers the following surgical approaches and corresponding incision patterns for breast reduction:
- An “anchor” incision pattern — This approach to breast reduction surgery involves making three incisions, one placed around the outer circumference of the areola, a vertical incision that extends down the front of the breast, and a horizontal incision positioned beneath the natural breast fold. This approach is best for women who need an extensive degree of breast tissue and areola reduction.
- A “lollipop” incision pattern — The vertical breast reduction technique involves the use of a modified incision approach, for less scarring. With this method, the surgeon uses the periareolar incision that extends around the outer edge of the areola, and a vertical incision running down the front of the breast. This approach yields more natural-looking results, but may not be a suitable treatment option for every patient.
Breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately two hours, depending on the complexity of the patient’s surgical needs.
Once the excess skin, fat and glandular tissue has been removed from the treatment area, the surgeon re-shapes the natural breast mound and moves it to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. If the patient has overly enlarged areolas, their size can be reduced by excising some of the excess skin from the outer borders of the areola.
Once he is satisfied that the breasts are in proper proportion to the patient’s figure, the surgeon closes the incisions and dresses the treatment area with soft bandages.
Natural, Beautiful Results
With breast reduction surgery, Dr. Breslow takes care not to remove too much breast tissue. His goal is to help patients alleviate the discomfort caused by excessively large, pendulous breasts, while preserving their unique beauty.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Breslow and learn how you can alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by overly enlarged breasts, contact The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey today!