Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Breast reduction is the procedure used to reduce and reshape the disproportionately large, drooping breast. It not only improves the way the patient looks, but also relieves the weight-bearing pain and discomfort of the neck, shoulder region, and upper back. This procedure also allows for more comfort during physical activity, in addition to improving a more youthful appearance of the breast. Breast reduction can be thought of as breast lifting with the resection of more tissue in order to significantly reduce the breast volume. The incisions are similar, as are the complications. Breast reduction patients are some of the most satisfied patients after undergoing breast surgery.
Male Breast Reduction(Gynecomastia)
Gynecomastia is the condition in which male breast tissue is more substantial than desired. This can be the result of many different factors, but can usually be treated surgically. During a surgical consultation, a careful medical history is obtained to look for potential causes of this condition. In moderate or severe male breast tissue, the correction involves incisions around the areola, with a combination of liposuction and direct excision in order to achieve a natural chest contour. Recovery for this procedure is generally a week or two with the usage of a compression garment and restrictions on exercise and heavy lifting during recovery.
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