Some women with overly large breasts experience a series of related health issues, such as neck and back pain, or feel self-conscious about their appearance. To address these concerns, the Pittsburgh Center offers breast reduction. By alleviating panful symptoms and achieving the body image that makes you more comfortable, you can enjoy wearing attractive clothes and activities that were once too difficult or painful. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss various options and further explain the details of the surgery, recovery, and results.*
In the initial consultation you will discuss your concerns, goals, and options. At this time, our surgeons will explain the various breast reduction techniques, incision patterns and indications for supportive mesh. While select candidates may qualify for insurance based financial assistance for reduction, the Pittsburgh Center focuses on maximizing your aesthetic results, utilizing a variety of additional techniques such as liposuction, torsoplasties, and innovative suspension suturing which is often not covered by insurance.
If large breasts have become obtrusive or painful, making it difficult to enjoy more physical activities or impacting your confidence, the Pittsburgh Center can help you achieve your desired goals.
Based on your specific body type and amount of excess tissue, our surgeons will offer their expert opinion and recommend the technique that will yield the very best results. We will also review post-surgical care, your recovery timeline, potential risks and complications, and answer any questions or concerns you have.
The entire breast reduction procedure typically requires about two hours of surgery, performed under general anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable throughout. The general steps involved will be the same for each breast reduction.
Depending on the type of technique discussed during the consultation, your surgeon will strategically make the proper incisions. Traditionally, incisions are made around the areola, vertically down the breast, and horizontally along the underside of the crease. However, other techniques may be used, depending on the patient’s needs.
The doctor will precisely remove excess skin and fat. In some cases, liposuction can remove stubborn or isolated pockets of fat.
Depending on the amount of fatty tissue and excess skin that is removed, the nipple may need to be placed higher up on the breast for a natural, youthful look. By adjusting the placement of the nipple and areola, your surgeon can create proper balance and symmetry.*
Once the reduction is complete, your incisions will be closed using sutures and topped with surgical glue. The doctor will then apply sterile dressings and a surgical bra to facilitate healing.
Dr. Davila will help you anticipate the need for complementary operations such as liposuction and abdominoplasty to harmonize your figure with your smaller breasts.
Immediately following the surgery, it is normal to feel groggy, sore, and fatigued. You will need someone to escort you home since you will be unable to drive. During the next few days, it is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting and exercise. Patients should also refrain from smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. Although recovery time will vary, most patients can return to work after 10 days to two weeks, permitting their job is not too physically strenuous. In the following weeks, and with the approval of your surgeon, patients can gradually return to more physical activities, moderate exercise, and other daily tasks.
If your large breasts have become obtrusive or painful, making it difficult to enjoy physical activities or compromising your confidence, the Pittsburgh Center can help you achieve your desired goals. To learn more about the procedure and your candidacy, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.*
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.