Both physical and emotional problems can result from having overly large breasts. The weight of disproportionately large breasts can cause back and neck pain, bra-strap depressions, skeletal deformities, and other health problems. Many women also experience rashes, skin irritation and posture problems. In addition, many women with larger breasts feel self-conscious about their appearance. Breast reduction, offered at our New Jersey practice, can help to alleviate these problems. By removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the breasts, our plastic surgeon can make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. He can also reduce the size of the areolas. Insurance will often cover this procedure for the majority of adolescent and mature women (women present for this operation from their teens to their sixties).
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Individual factors and personal preference will determine the specific technique selected to reduce the size of your breasts. There are many different methods of incision used for breast reduction at The LoVerme Center. The most common incision is the “anchor incision,” but Dr. LoVerme also uses shorter incisions, such as the “lollipop” incision or under-breast incision, when it is appropriate. The size and shape of your natural breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, are factors that will help Dr. LoVerme determine the best technique for you. The nipple/areola stays attached to the breast, maintaining its blood supply and nerves. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is part of Dr. LoVerme’s breast reduction. He will also talk with you about whether you are a candidate for the Laser Bra or Internal Bra procedure.
A newer procedure, called the “scarless” breast reduction, uses liposuction to reduce the size of the breasts and has been used by Dr. LoVerme since 2001. Dr. LoVerme will contour the breasts as he removes the excess fat tissue through a cannula. This is a procedure that can reduce the size of the breasts, but rarely will it lift the breasts if there is significant sagging. Breast reduction surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, and it is usually possible to resume normal physical activity in about a week. However, rigorous activities and exercise are discouraged for a period of about four weeks following surgery.
Breast reduction surgery can also often be combined with liposuction or abdominoplasty. The surgery may be performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, or in our office-based AAAASF accredited surgical suite, depending on age, health or insurance.
If you would like more information on breast reduction, contact the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery Center today.