Breast Reduction

Some women have large breasts that are out of proportion with their bodies.  This can often lead to significant neck, back, and shoulder pain, among other painful symptoms.  A breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty serves to reduce the size of one’s breasts by removing excess breast tissue, skin, and fat.  This results in a more proportionate breast size and symptomatic relief.

How is a breast reduction done?

There are many different techniques employed for a breast reduction procedure.  Having trained under world-renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Dennis Hammond, Dr. Belz specializes in using a short-scar technique called the SPAIR technique.  In addition to reducing the size of the breast, this technique allows for re-positioning of the nipple, a decreased scar burden, and an excellent aesthetic contour.  During your individualized consultation, Dr. Belz will review the surgical procedure thoroughly.  She will also discuss the risks, benefits, and anticipated recovery course.  This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and most patients are able to go home the same day.

What is breast reduction recovery like?

Initial recovery from a breast reduction is approximately 3-5 days, however, some patients opt to take a week off of work.  Bruising and swelling may be present for 10-14 days.  Once cleared by Dr. Belz, one can usually resume strenuous activity and exercise after 4 to 6 weeks.
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