Breast Reduction Philadelphia
Women with oversized breasts that do not fit their body proportions face a variety of challenges that are both physical and psychological. Dr. Scott D. Chapin can surgically reduce extremely large breasts to bring balance to your body. Dr. Chapin possesses the required advanced expertise in breast reduction surgery that will help you feel more comfortable with your appearance and relieve the physical stress associated with oversized breasts. Breast reduction surgery will help you enjoy life without the burden of oversized breasts weighing you down.
Breast Reduction Can:
- Relieve physical body aches such as neck and back pain
- Improve breathing difficulties
- Decrease indentations in the shoulders due to bra straps
- Enhance bad posture caused by the excessive weight
- Increase self confidence and body image
You may be a candidate for breast reduction if your breasts are large, heavy or out-of-proportion with the rest of your body. Those that are best fit for breast reduction surgery are in good health, do not have any chronic or uncontrolled medical conditions and have skin that has a good degree of elasticity, so that it will tighten over your smaller breasts after surgery.
Dr. Chapin will meet with you during a one-on-one consultation to discuss the procedure. He will then perform a physical examination of your breasts to determine whether breast reduction is appropriate for you. If you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery he will present a detailed plan and approach to your surgery. Lastly, realistic expectations will be set for what improvements you can expect post surgery.
Our Customized Approach
Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia. The incision pattern that Dr. Chapin selects will depend on several factors, including the size of your breasts, the degree to which the breast sag and the location of your nipples. The most common incision patterns include:
- Donut incision: made circularly around the border of the areola (dark skin surrounding the nipple).
- Keyhole/lollipop incision: made around the edge of the areola, extending vertically down to the breast crease.
- Anchor incision: made around the lower edge of the areola, vertically down to the crease of the breast and horizontally along the crease.
Through the incision, Dr. Chapin will remove excess tissue and reshape the remaining tissue to create a smaller and firmer breast mound. He will move the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound and he may reduce the size of the areola. Next, Dr. Chapin will eliminate any remaining excess skin and re-drape the remaining skin more tightly over the newly shaped breast mound. Finally, he will close the incisions with sutures and place surgical dressings over the breasts.
Day of Your Procedure
Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAA Certified Facility. On the day of your procedure, Dr. Chapin and his highly trained team will meet with you to review all details and answer any questions before surgery. Generally, breast reduction surgery takes about an hour to perform. You will receive exceptional and comprehensive care following your procedure to ensure your comfort.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Every patient recovers from breast reduction differently. During your recovery, you should focus on allowing your body to heal. Do not push yourself to return to work or your regular activities until you feel ready. Initially, your breasts will be sore, swollen and bruised. However, these side effects are temporary and will resolve within a few weeks. To avoid any complications, you should avoid strenuous activities for the first two weeks. Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities including exercise.