Women who have disproportionately large breasts can experience a number of problems, ranging from general discomfort or inability to exercise to unwanted attention that leads to diminished self-confidence. Altering the size of the breast to match the rest of a woman’s features can have a tremendous impact on her overall quality of life. Dr. Joseph Berardi of Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgeon Scottsdale breast reduction patients have trusted over the years to help them achieve the breast size they feel comfortable with. Using sophisticated techniques and proven technologies, Dr. Berardi is able to produce beautiful, natural-looking results. Read through the paragraphs below to learn more about breast reduction in Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona.
Breast reduction involves the removal of excess tissue and skin from the breasts. This procedure reduces the volume of the breasts, reshapes the breast and lifts the breast. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is typically an outpatient procedure. Dr. Berardi can perform the surgery using one of three incision types. The decision will be based on your cosmetic goals, his recommendations and the degree of reduction needed. The incision will either be made around the areola alone, around the areola and extending down to the breast folds, or as an anchor incision which encircles the areola and extends down and around the breast fold. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Berardi will remove excess tissue and skin, as well as move the nipple to a higher location on the breast. The final result is breasts that are natural-looking and in proportion with the rest of your body.
Breast reduction recovery varies from patient to patient, based on the degree of changes made to the breasts. Dr. Berardi will place you into a compressive bandage that will provide you support and ensure breast swelling is controlled. You should expect to experience soreness and swelling in the days after surgery. Dr. Berardi will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication to help ensure a safe and comfortable recovery period. Any heavy lifting or strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided until Dr. Berardi releases you to do so. You will be able to return to work typically in one week.
Once the recovery period is over, patients who undergo breast reduction surgery will find that their quality of life is greatly enhanced. In addition to feeling more comfortable on a daily basis, breast reduction patients are able to participate in a more active lifestyle, have a larger selection of clothing options, and feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Women who are uncomfortable with the large size of their breasts may pursue breast reduction surgery in Phoenix / Scottsdale. While breast reduction can be performed at any age, it is important that your breasts are fully developed prior to undergoing treatment. This will ensure long-lasting, satisfactory results. It is also important that you are at a stable weight, or do not plan to lose a significant amount of weight after surgery, as this too may affect the final results of treatment. Finally, it is important that you have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of surgery. During a Scottsdale breast reduction consultation, Dr. Berardi will evaluate your candidacy for the procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Dr. Berardi is an experienced breast surgeon who performs breast reduction surgery for women who experience discomfort as a result of their breast size. If having large, pendulous breasts has placed limitations on your lifestyle, we encourage you to contact our office today at 480-397-0711 to schedule a consultation. Through breast reduction surgery, Dr. Berardi can help you improve your quality of life. Dr. Berardi is also proud to offer male breast reduction in Scottsdale. During your consultation he can also discuss any other treatments you may be interested in such as Phoenix tummy tuck, liposuction or facial plastic surgery.