Breast Reduction in Sarasota
Women who suffer from overly large breasts do not need to be told of the discomfort they experience. Back and neck pain are some of the many symptoms of large breasts, often called hypermastia or breast hypertrophy. It is often difficult to find clothes that fit properly. The rubbing motion of the breasts against the chest can cause skin irritation and the additional weight can make shoulders sore and bra straps painful.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform breast reduction in Sarasota to help such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped, lifted breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
The woman who opts for a breast reduction, which is technically called a reduction mammoplasty, generally feels like a new person after surgery. Her posture is improved. She feels better and looks slimmer.
There are several techniques used in breast reduction. During the consultation, your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. He will recommend the best technique for you and describe the surgery with its benefits and risks.
For many patients, reduction mammoplasty is partially covered by medical/health insurance.
Are You a Good Candidate?
To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that breast reduction surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.
All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.