Living with uncomfortably large breasts can take its toll. Many women struggle with pain, posture problems, difficulty moving and poor self image as a result of heavy, oversized breasts that do not suit the rest of their body. With Bilateral Breast Reduction surgery, Dr. Born can help relieve you of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with large breasts and create a more proportionate, aesthetically pleasing breast contour that matches your active, modern lifestyle.
Bilateral Breast Reduction (BBR) is a surgical procedure that reduces fat, glandular tissue and excess skin on large, heavy breasts. Bilateral breast reduction can help you achieve smaller, lighter breasts for a more shapely, attractive and comfortable breast contour. BBR is performed under general anesthesia and takes roughly 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the individual case. Dr. Born will work closely with you to establish the appropriate volume reduction you would like to see and feel for optimal results. The procedure typically involves liposuction of excess breast fat through an incision made at the medial axilla (around the armpit) and/or underneath the breast in the crease. Because a significant amount of volume is taken out, a Mastopexy or breast lift is usually required with breast reduction surgery to lift and tighten. Incisions are made in a “lollipop” or “anchor” shape on the bottom half of the breast. After making the appropriate incision, Dr. Born will lift and reshape the underlying tissues, using deep sutures to ensure maximum support of the breasts from within. The nipple will be positioned higher on the breast, and in some cases Dr. Born can reduce the areola size if it is overly large or stretched. Excess skin on the breast is trimmed and firmness is restored to the breasts. After the surgery, the incisions will be held together with sutures, gauze and special surgical tape to minimize any pulling during the healing process. With proper care, visible scarring on the breasts should heal and fade over time. In some cases, you may be required to wear a compression bra or bandeau for a week or so after surgery.
Candidates for Bilateral Breast Reduction range in age from 18-70 years of age as long as they are in good health and fit for surgery under general anesthetic. If you experience neck or back pain, embarrassment or low self-esteem and difficulty exercising as a result of heavy, oversized breasts then you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Women who meet the following criteria are generally good candidates for the procedure:
Dr. Born has performed thousands of breast reduction surgeries throughout his medical career and is regarded as one the most accomplished cosmetic plastic surgeons in the industry. His knowledge and expertise is matched by a personalized approach to all patients under his care. Moving forward with any surgery is a monumental decision for a woman, and knowing that your surgeon is experienced, prepared and on the same page as you is crucial. Today’s woman has a busy, demanding lifestyle that requires her to function at her best all the time – if your body is inhibiting you from being your best self then Dr. Born can help. As an experienced surgeon, he understands the nuances of this particular surgery. His advanced technique combined with his unique aesthetic sensibility will ensure a beautiful, more youthful look and feel to your breasts that suits your body frame and your modern, active lifestyle.
It is important to remember that breast reduction surgery is not for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness, inflammation or infection around the incision, and post operative bleeding and oozing. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your breast reduction surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you are an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.