Every breast reduction requires a custom treatment plan. This procedure, called a “reduction mammoplasty,” removes the excess fat, skin, and tissue to create breasts that are proportionate and enhance your figure, rather than being a painful distraction.
The surgery typically involves the following steps:
An incision is created around the areola and vertically down the breast and horizontally in the breast crease. It is referred to an Anchor Inverted T, Weiss Pattern
Excess fat, tissue, and skin is removed.
The nipple structure is relocated to a position on the front of the breasts.
If you have large, heavy breasts, you have probably experienced many of these unpleasant symptoms:
Chronic pain in neck, back, and shoulders, possibly requiring painkillers.
Limited ability to engage in active sports.
Difficulty finding well-fitting clothing.
Deep bra lines in shoulder tissue.
Rashes or ongoing skin irritation beneath breasts.
Lack of self-confidence in body image.
Women who suffer with chronic pain from over large breasts can often have this surgery covered by health insurance. If you are interested in reducing breast size, we can help you find out if your insurance will cover the procedure. Candidates for the surgery are those who:
Are at healthy weight
Do not smoke
Are in good general health
Are unhappy with the size of your breasts
Have breasts that make it impossible to engage in certain physical activities
Experience chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain
Frequently experience skin irritation or rashes beneath your breasts
After your surgery is completed, your newly-shaped breasts will be bandaged. You may have tubes placed for drainage during healing. As this was a major surgery, it involves a period to fully heal. In the initial stages, you will need pain medication to stay comfortable. Your breasts will be sensitive, often swollen and bruised – but this fades with each day. You may be wearing a compression garment over your breasts to keep them stable while they heal.
You will need to avoid vigorous physical activity for several weeks, typically between two to four. While you will have scars they will fade with time. It may take several months before your breasts fully achieve a lovely, round, properly-proportioned appearance.
These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.
As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.
Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.
We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.
Be well and stay safe!