As a microsurgical breast reconstruction specialist, Dr. LoTempio is an expert in creating an aesthetically pleasing breast even when there is very little tissue to work with. In the case of breast reduction, the abundance of tissue makes beautiful results that much more attainable.
For a woman whose breasts are too large, even simple everyday activities can mean frustration and discomfort. The weight of very large breasts can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. Women may also have trouble with exercise and other physical activities, as well as difficulty finding clothing that fits properly. For these women, breast reduction may have a positive impact on these daily challenges.
During breast reduction surgery, fatty tissue, glandular tissue, and excess skin are removed. The breasts can then be pulled tighter, creating smaller, firmer, lighter breasts. The surgery usually takes two to four hours and has a recovery period of about two weeks.
Breast reduction surgery can be performed on one or both breasts, and can be done at almost any age after the growth and development of the breasts is complete. Breast reduction may make breastfeeding difficult, so women who are thinking about breast reduction should plan their surgery with this consideration in mind.