Breast Reduction Surgery at West Palm Beach, Florida
Breasts that are too large can be both a cosmetic and health concern. Excess size and weight of the breasts can make bras and clothing an uncomfortable fit and may not be flattering to one’s figure. Problems with neck, shoulder and back pain may be occur. Rashes beneath heavy breasts as well as breast pain are not uncommon. Breast size may not be a function of body weight such that weight loss may not address the issue.
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can make a significant difference in how a woman looks and feels. Extra tissue is removed from both breasts decreasing the weight load the body needs to carry. In women with extremely large breasts (breast hypertrophy or macromastia), this provides enormous relief to the musculoskeletal system.
The procedure is essentially a “sculpting” of the breasts providing not only relief from the burden of size but also an improvement of contour. The breasts are uplifted with the nipple and areola brought to a more centralized position. The symmetry of uneven breasts can be improved as well.
The procedure may be performed as an outpatient under a general anesthetic. Dr. Wisnicki will schedule your surgery at a certified facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. An overnight stay is an available option. Incisions are placed around the areola and vertically and horizontally in the breast fold. While the scars don’t disappear, they tend to fade over time. Scar treatments may be employed to facilitate this process.
Most women are back to their routine in a week’s time, although avoidance of any exertional activity is warranted over the first few weeks. Your progress will be monitored closely after surgery and recommendations made based on your particular situation.
In some cases, where medical need can be demonstrated, one’s insurance policy may offer coverage to offset cost. Our office will review arrangements and costs with you at your consultation. Patients in need of breast reduction are among the happiest with the outcome!