Breast Reduction - Surgical
The reasons women seek breast reduction surgery are to lift and reduce the size of the breasts, alleviate bothersome symptoms, create a better shape, balance asymmetries in size and position, recapture a more youthful look, and fit better in clothing.
Some women simply develop large, oversized breasts. Other women experience stretching of skin over time and sagging from a heavy gland or massive weight loss and gains. Regardless of the cause, the surgery for reduction is not related to structures that hurt, and is therefore quite comfortable with a quick recovery. Due to his skill and experience, Dr. Romano utilizes a geometric approach, and with careful planning and measurements he can produce a highly customized breast size and shape that meets your expectations.
Dr. Romano Explains
I find that women who seek breast reduction surgery really need it. Beyond basic proportional body-image issues, other factors come into play, such as back pain, breast pain, shoulder grooving, and rashes.
Any one of these complaints more than justifies the need to undergo this surgery. Like so many other breast procedures, breast reduction is associated with an extremely high satisfaction rate. I am amazed at the women I see of all different ages, but especially much older women who have suffered with this condition for years and finally realized that there is a safe and very artistic, aesthetic means to obtain breasts that are beautiful, natural, and still fully functional. I can help you with this issue.
Women seek this surgery to lift and reduce the size of the breasts, alleviate symptoms, create a better shape, even up asymmetries in size and position, create a former and more youthful look, and fit better in clothing. The breast, and all of its contents, is essentially a surface structure of the female body. It is not closely related to muscle, tendon, bones, or other vital structures that can hurt when surgery is performed. Therefore breast reduction surgery is very comfortable. Some patients simply develop large oversized breasts. Other women experience stretching of skin over time and sagging from a heavy gland or massive weight loss and gains. Regardless of the cause, the surgery for reduction is not related to structures that hurt, and is therefore quite comfortable with a quick recovery. Some breasts, if mostly fat, can be reduced by liposuction. See the Breast Reduction with Liposuction section for information on this procedure. The classic surgical method involves making incisions, removing breast tissue and excess skin, and reshaping and lifting the breast. Reducing the breast by this technique is the embodiment of the art and science of plastic surgery. The operation is very geometric, and careful planning and measurements can produce a highly customized breast size and shape that meets your expectations. There are numerous different techniques and resulting incision lines that must be carefully planned and utilized to be able to achieve your result with a minimum of visible incision lines. I use the periareolar, crescent, lollipop, vertical, boat anchor, inverted T, wise pattern, French pattern, and other incisions and techniques as they specifically apply to your anatomy and expectations. The surgery is safe and predictable. Virtually immediately after surgery you see your result, and it just gets better with time. All of the stitches are dissolvable, and the recovery is rapid; you can return to work in several days and to some physical exercise within the first week.
Surgery to reduce the breast is very common in my practice. I have performed hundreds of these procedures with consistently beautiful and natural results. I have special expertise in this procedure and spend a great deal of time discussing your anatomy, making markings and measurements, listening to your expectations, and interpreting for you what your anatomy and body will safely and predictably allow me to do. In addition I build a system into every surgery that, initially, allows you to recover much more quickly and, secondly, preserves your surgical results. This system includes a special diet, vitamins, supplements, special garments, breast exercises, skin products, physical training, and knowing what to avoid. Together all of this allows me to create results that are consistently very beautiful, quick to heal, and exceptionally natural. I use minimal incisions, especially in an area of such great importance to women. I am delighted to surgically provide you with such a profound body-image change, one that has so consistently pleased my patients and changed their lives.