Breast Reduction Surgery - Pittsburgh, PA
otherwise known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that reduces breast volume. Though many women undergo breast enlargement to increase the size and shape of their breasts, some women desire smaller breasts. According to research, the main benefit of breast reduction is that it . Dr. Capone performs breast reduction procedures at our Pittsburgh plastic surgery office to help women attain proportionate, balanced breasts that look and feel natural and comfortable. Call our Shadyside office or use our online appointments tool to effortlessly schedule a consultation with Dr. Capone!
Achieve Comfort and Balance with Breast Reduction Surgery
If you’re large breasted and suffer with neck, back and shoulder aches, pain during exercise, or bra indentations, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Dr. Raymond Capone has decades of experience performing breast reductions that reduce the volume of breast tissue, while maintaining a balanced, proportionate overall look. If you’re ready to feel more comfortable in your own skin, request an evaluation with Dr. Capone today.
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FAQs on Breast Reduction:
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
A breast reduction can give you a perkier and more proportional shape as this procedure not only reduces the size and weight of your breast, but it also lifts and reshapes them. You might be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have large breasts and are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Pain during exercise
- Neck and upper back pain
- Large grooves on your shoulders from bra use
What are the benefits of Breast Reduction?
- neck, back and shoulder pain
- chronic infections under the breasts
- indentations in the shoulders due to the constant pressure of bra straps
- and, in severe cases, a curvature of the spine and difficulty breathing.
Breast reduction also helps you enjoy activities such as jogging, walking or aerobics, which the sheer weight of large breasts can make difficult. The heavy weight of large breasts can also lead to if you slump forward in an attempt to hide overly large breasts.
Can Breast Reduction cause cancer?
. There is research suggesting that breast reduction surgery may actually reduce the risk of developing advanced breast cancer. Breast cancer screening often becomes easier after breast reduction surgery. Experts have also found that nearly two-thirds of women who underwent reduction reported becoming
What are the types of Breast Reduction?
Can women age 50 and up undergo a Breast Reduction?
Is it possible to breastfeed after a Breast Reduction?
During a breast reduction, the nipple and areola are typically moved up on a central pedicle as the excess peripheral breast is removed. This central pedicle technique preserves as many milk ducts and sensory nerves as possible. Many women have successfully breastfed after central pedicle breast reduction surgery. And most enjoy normal sensation once healed. Nevertheless, with any procedure that removes natural breast tissue, successful breastfeeding cannot be assured. If you are considering breast reduction, you may be after the procedure.
How long is the recovery time?
Each woman's experience is different. Because breast reduction is considered major surgery, it takes time to recover. You will be advised to hold off on exertional activities for and to avoid stretching, heavy lifting or intense exercise - which could impair healing - for three weeks. You will wear a over the dressings 24 hours a day for the first few weeks.
For more information about our breast lift or breast reduction procedures, schedule a consultation at our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania cosmetic surgery center. We will be happy to discuss your breast reduction options as well as answer your questions about recovery following breast surgery. Betsy, our Patient Coordinator and our team of care experts are happy to do a consultation with you to understand your needs and help you figure out the next steps.