Saber Plastic Surgery

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess glandular tissue and fat from the breasts and tightens the skin around them. This results in smaller, more shapely and lifted breasts that are balanced with the rest of the patient’s body for an overall harmonious appearance. Dr. Saber also frequently uses additional liposuction of strategic areas such as the axilla, the sides of the chest, and the bra line to further reduce unwanted areas of excess fat and to contour the chest.

Breast reduction surgery is not just for women. Men suffering from gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, can also benefit from a version of the procedure as the hormonal condition is often a source of severe embarrassment, especially for younger men.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

The decision to proceed with a breast reduction surgery can be complex and very personal. Disproportionately large breasts can present a heavy strain on the neck, back, and shoulders. As gravity takes its toll, larger breasts can often become pendulous and cause skin irritation and breakdown along the folds due to constant rubbing and moisture build-up. Women with excessively large breasts find it more difficult to engage in various physical activities and finding supportive clothing can be a challenge. In fact, it can become quite stressful to constantly have to worry about avoiding any styles of clothing that could potentially draw too much attention to the breasts.

Dr. Sepideh Saber offers her patients genuine understanding and empathy and designs each breast reduction to meet her patient’s unique needs and desires. Her focus is on achieving a natural and beautiful shape at a volume that allows her patients to feel most comfortable, happy, and confident. She has found that breast reduction patients tend to be some of the happiest plastic surgery patients because there are so many benefits to the procedure:

  • Relief from neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Relief from bra strap shoulder grooving/indents
  • Resolution of irritation, moisture, and rashes underneath the breast folds
  • Lifting of the breasts for a more youthful appearance
  • Returning the nipples and areolas to a natural size and position on the breasts
  • Improved breast symmetry if the breasts were asymmetric in size or shape
  • Freedom to participate in certain athletic activities
  • Improved posture and breathing due to reduction of excess weight off the chest
  • Better fit in most styles of clothing
  • Reduction of unwanted attention
  • Increased overall comfort and self-confidence

What is the Process for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Consultation

As with all procedures, an initial consultation allows Dr. Saber to discuss your desired goals and suggest a course of action. She will take measurements and map out her plans for your procedure to achieve the desired and most aesthetically pleasing outcome for you. She will also take the time to address any questions or concerns you might have so that you can have all the information you need to make an informed choice. Finally, she will provide you with instructions in preparation for your procedure to ensure optimal safety and ease of recovery.

The Procedure

While a breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure, it does typically require general anesthesia. Dr. Saber’s team always includes a board-certified anesthesiologist for her patients’ wellbeing and safety.

Incisions are placed as discussed during your consultation. Most commonly, they are made around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. In some cases, an additional hidden incision is made under the fold. Excess fat, tissue, and skin are then reduced to the desired size, the breasts are reshaped, and the nipples and areolas are repositioned for a lifted appearance if desired. The incisions are then closed in multiple layers and in a most precise manner to reduce tension and to minimize post-operative scarring. Dr. Saber will frequently employ liposuction to the axilla and bra line areas to remove additional excess stubborn areas of fat

What is the Recovery Process Like?

Following the procedure, swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated areas are expected for the first one to two weeks after your surgery. You will be given prescriptions for pain medication and a prophylactic antibiotic to start taking as soon as you arrive home. Dr. Saber will meet you every week for the first three to six weeks. For optimal results, you should plan to rest at home for the first two weeks and limit strenuous physical for up to six weeks. Once your incisions have healed, Dr. Saber will continue to treat them with you to ensure minimal visible scarring.

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As a woman in a generally male-dominated field, Dr. Saber brings a uniquely female perspective to a very sensitive issue. Her focus is on listening to her patients’ concerns and keeping each patient comfortable throughout the whole treatment process. Dr. Saber’s goal is to achieve beautiful and confidence-boosting results in a safe environment. Her compassion, understanding, and expertise have earned her the respect of peers and the gratitude of former patients.

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