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In an earlier post, we noted that women pursue breast reduction surgery for either functional or aesthetic reasons. The vast majority of women that I see as well as those who seek out a breast reduction in general, are doing so in order to alleviate the symptoms associated with their considerably enlarged breasts. These symptoms can include neck, back and shoulder pains, headaches, rashes, and discomfort and limitations engaging in sports and exercising.

However, just because you have one or more of these issues does not mean that your enlarged breasts are a cause or even the only cause of your problems. The best way to ascertain whether a reduction mammoplasty would benefit you is to consult with a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery such as myself. If your plastic surgeon determines that a breast reduction could help to alleviate or resolve some or all of your symptoms, then you would be a good candidate for the procedure.

Some women desire their breasts to be reduced in size (and lifted if indicated) solely for aesthetic reasons and not because they are experiencing any related symptoms. They simply want smaller and perkier breasts. A breast reduction can surely accomplish this though a plastic surgeon like myself can assist you in arriving at a prudent decision based on your concerns and goals.

If you have the appropriate functional or aesthetic reasons for pursuing a breast reduction as confirmed by a plastic surgeon and you are a relatively low surgical risk, then you would indeed be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.

For more information on a breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy), breast enlargement or any other plastic surgery procedure, you can contact our office at 480-451-3000 or send us an e-mail.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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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.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

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