Breast Reduction Surgery in Baltimore
Large breasts can be physically and psychologically uncomfortable. The objective of breast reduction surgery is to alleviate the pain of oversized breasts, and bring them into better proportion to the rest of the body.
Breast Reduction Candidates
You may be a suitable breast reduction candidate if your breasts are oversized, heavy or pendulous. Your breasts may cause neck, back or shoulder pain, or you may develop rashes or skin irritation from chafing beneath the breasts.
The Surgical Procedure
Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure that takes several hours. General anesthesia is administered so you won’t feel anything during surgery. Although Dr. Horowitz typically makes breast reduction incisions around the areola, extending vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease under the breast and along the crease, creating an anchor pattern, breast reduction surgery is also performed using a vertical, or “lollipop” pattern. Through the incision he will remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin. He sculpts the remaining tissue to reshape the breast mound. Dr. Horowitz may also move the nipples and areolas higher on the breast, but in most cases they remain attached to the underlying tissue. He will bring the skin that was formerly located above the nipple down and together to reshape the breast.
Recovering from Breast Reduction
Your breasts will feel sore and swollen after breast reduction surgery. Dr. Horowitz will prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. For the first few days after surgery, you should avoid bending, lifting or straining of any kind. You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Horowitz and he will advise you when it is best to return to work, exercise and other strenuous activities.
Contact Dr. Horowitz for More Information
Are oversized breasts putting a strain on your back or neck? Consider breast reduction surgery with Dr. Horowitz. Contact our plastic surgery office today for more details. Dr. Horowitz is a renowned breast surgeon who has helped many breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation patients achieve their ideal look.