Breast Reduction Jacksonville
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces excess breast tissue and skin, making your breasts more proportional to the rest of your body. The areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) may be reduced and repositioned as well. Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but Dr. Doolabh usually recommends
waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may affect the size and shape of your breasts. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should
discuss this with Dr. Doolabh.
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have any of the following conditions:
- back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of breasts
- heavy, sagging breasts with very low nipples and areolas
- breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
- skin irritation beneath the breasts
- indentations in your shoulders caused by tight bra straps
- restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
- feelings of self-consciousness about the large size of your breasts
- one breast that is much larger than the other
The specific method chosen for your breast reduction will be determined by your anatomy and your desired results. The most common method uses a two-part incision. One part of the
incision is made around the areola (nipple area). Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. In very large breasts, a separate,
third part may be required that is a horizontal incision beneath the breast, which follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
Most patients can feel a relief from the back, neck and shoulder pain possibly immediately. Discomfort may be limited for a few days, and most patients are possibly able to return to work the following week.