Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also know as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgery performed to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin to create a smaller, more proportional breast. It is considered a reconstructive surgery.

Patients seeking breast reduction are often in need of relief from the problems and discomforts caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. The goal of the procedure is not just to eliminate excess tissue, but also to create better overall proportions of your body.

If you are a woman with breasts so large that they cause discomfort and problems in your everyday life, then they may be holding you back from leading the active lifestyle you want. While some of these issues are just a bother, others pose real medical problems, such as chronic neck, shoulder and back pain or posture problems affecting spinal alignment.

Dr. Sardo has extensive experience performing breast reduction and believes you may be a candidate if:

  • your breasts are too large for your body frame.
  • you have heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward.
  • one breast is much larger than the other.
  • you have back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
  • you have skin irritation beneath your breasts.
  • the weight of your breasts causes indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps.
  • your physical activity is restricted due to the size and weight of your breasts.
  • you are self-conscious about the size of your breasts.

Breast reduction can be performed on women of any age, but Dr. Sardo recommends waiting until breast development has stopped. It is very rare that reduced breasts enlarge again after surgery. Most women retain their nipple sensation and ability to breast feed after breast reduction.

Dr. Sardo will spend time helping you to understand the risks so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed. Breast reduction is about more than just having smaller breasts; it’s about feeling better about your body, both physically and emotionally.

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