Breasts that are excessively large for a woman’s physique can be debilitating on many levels. In addition to causing physical discomfort and emotional stress, they can also turn seemingly normal activities – such as playing sports or shopping for clothes – into daunting tasks. For women experiencing these concerns, breast reduction surgery can often prove to be an extremely effective and rewarding solution.
Designed to decrease the overall size of the breasts, this popular procedure involves the removal of excess breast skin and tissue as well as the contouring and lifting of remaining tissues for a more proportionate, natural-looking breast size and shape.
Some of the most common reasons why a woman may want to consider a breast reduction include:
- Breasts that are disproportionately large in relation to one’s body frame
- Overly large breasts that droop down and cover part of the abdomen
- Chronic pain or discomfort in the neck, shoulders and/or back
- Persistent skin irritation, rashes and even skin breakdown underneath the breasts
- Indentations in the shoulders caused by bra strap pressure which can become quite deep and permanent
- An inability to participate in particular physical activities due to breast discomfort or uncontrollable gyrations and motions
- Difficulty finding bras and complementary clothing that fit comfortably and properly
- Undesirable attention garnered by the appearance of the breasts whether or not one is engaging in physical activity
If you are bothered by any of these issues or if you are experiencing any additional concerns related to the size of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. To find out how this procedure can benefit you, you should seek out the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience and excellent results with breast reduction surgery. Your chosen plastic surgeon should be able to customize the procedure to meet your specific needs and goals so as to maximize the probability that you will obtain the desired outcome.
– Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD, PC
A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19
In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.
We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.
For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.
In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.
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