Breast Reduction (BBR)
Macromastia is the condition of enlarged breasts. It is a condition that is present in women of all ages although most women present for treatment during early adulthood.
Macromastia is frequently associated with symptoms of Back pain; Shoulder pain; Neck Pain; Tingling in the fingers; and Headaches. In fact, I have observed several of our clients diagnosed with migraines or carpal tunnel syndrome experienced a “cure” after undergoing breast reduction surgery.
Physical signs of macromastia include Shoulder Grooving due to bra straps indenting the skin of the shoulders and rashes under the breast.
In addition to the physical discomfort and symptoms caused by macromastia, younger clients may find themselves the subject of teasing by their peers. Furthermore, younger clients complain that their larger breasts make it difficult to participate in sports and exercise.
The treatment of macromastia is surgical breast reduction (BBR) performed as an outpatient surgical procedure. When considering surgical breast reduction, I am careful to evaluate the client’s goals as well as to note the optimal final breast size given each client’s individual physique.
I offer several different techniques of breast reduction based on the amount of breast tissue to be removed and the incision patterns. I tend to favor short-incision techniques and almost always combine breast reduction with liposuction of the chest and upper abdomen. I offer the Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty technique with a short and well-camouflaged incision and the more extensive Wise-pattern incision – commonly known as the anchor incision.
You may be a candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery if you experience the following:
- You need specialized bras to support your breasts
- You experience back, neck, shoulder, or hand pain.
- You experience frequent headaches
- You have shoulder grooving or rashes associated with your breasts
In order to determine whether you are a candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery, please arrange for a consultation with Dr. Reddy at RAI. In some cases, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs of breast reduction.