Breast Reduction: Live More Comfortably 

Breast reduction is a common surgical procedure performed to reduce the breast size as well as to lift it and to give it a smaller firmer shape.

Dr. Rotatori’s patients come to him for this technique for many important reasons:

  • Improved posture
  • More self-confidence 
  • Relief from back, shoulder, and neck pain
  • Improved body proportions
  • Greater ability to exercise 

What to Expect With Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia, either in the hospital or on an outpatient basis: 

  • Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple-areola complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast
  • The nipple-areola complex is moved upward to the desired location and excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed
  • After treatment, incisions are covered with light dressings and you go home in a bra that holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing
  • Early discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication
  • Scars will usually fade in six to 12 months
  • Surgery will probably reduce and possibly eliminate the ability to breastfeed

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