Reduction Mammoplasty in Palm Harbor and Clearwater
Breast Reduction Surgery may be your solution to the discomfort caused by excessively large breasts.
Constant back and neck pain, shoulder notching from bra straps, poor posture and difficulty participating in certain activities are several of breast reduction most common complaints from patients in Palm Harbor and Clearwater with naturally large breasts. Breast reduction surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) may help relieve these symptoms. More women are seeking consultations for Breast Reduction surgery in Palm Harbor with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Moraitis. This way they can discuss their options to obtain more proportionate breasts and a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 88,000 breast reduction surgeries were performed in 2008.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor can be performed at any age but it is generally advisable to wait until you’re at least age 20, so your breasts are likely to be fully developed. Occasionally, it is medically appropriate to perform surgery as a teen if you experience significant emotional and psychological effects of having too-large breasts.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding may cause significant and unpredictable changes with the size and shape of your breasts that may effect your surgical results. There is also potential that Breast Reduction Surgery may affect your ability to breast-feed. Many Palm Harbor and Clearwater still elect to undergo Breast Reduction Surgery before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes to their breasts at a later time. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with Dr. Moraitis at your Breast Reduction consultation in our Palm Harbor office.
Breast Reduction Incisions
Breast Reduction Surgery techniques sometimes vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. After precisely measuring your breasts and making this “anchor incision,” Dr. Moraitis then removes the appropriate amount of excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce your breasts to the desired volume. Your nipple/areola are then repositioned on your breasts and your incisions are closed with sutures, resulting in smaller, perkier and more youthful-looking breasts. If the amount of tissue to be removed is relatively small, Dr. Moraitis may not need to make the horizontal incision.
The extent of your surgery, specifically, how much breast tissue will be removed, is dependent on several factors including your individual anatomy and desired postoperative breast cup size. Dr. Moraitis will discuss this with you at your complimentary cosmetic consultation for Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor and Clearwater.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor and Clearwater
Benefits of the surgery include relief of pain in your upper back, neck and shoulders; reduced discomfort from bra straps, increased ability to participate in physical activities, and a more positive self-image.
Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor and Clearwater
As with any major cosmetic breast surgery, there is a risk of bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Other possible risks specific to Breast Reduction Surgery in Palm Harbor and Clearwater include: altered body image as you adjust to the changes in your appearance, loss of sensation in the nipples/areolas, impaired blood supply to the nipples, leading to loss of the nipples and scarring, and possible inability to breast-feeding.
Breast Reduction Surgery is performed by Dr. Moraitis as an outpatient surgery at one of the local hospitals or surgery centers. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically lasts three to five hours.
A cosmetic consultation with Dr. Moraitis to discuss your options for Breast Reduction Surgery can help you decide if it is right for you.
For more information on Breast Reduction Surgery or to schedule a consultation at our Palm Harbor plastic surgery practice, please contact us by calling (727) 773-9796 today or by completing our contact form to request a personal contact form our office