Reduction

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. With bilateral breast reduction surgery, Dr. Born can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with large breasts and create a more proportional, aesthetically-pleasing breast contour that complements your active, modern lifestyle.

What it Is

Bilateral breast reduction (BBR) is a surgical procedure that reduces fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin on large, heavy breasts, and can help you achieve smaller, lighter breasts for a more shapely and comfortable breast contour. 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 (incisions are made in a “lollipop” or “anchor” shape) made at the medial axilla (around the armpit) and/or underneath the breast along the crease. Because a significant amount of volume is taken out, a mastopexy or breast lift is usually required with breast reduction surgery to simultaneously lift and tighten. 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 out. 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.

Is it For Me?

Candidates for bilateral breast reduction range in age from 18-70 years of age and are in good health and fit for surgery under general anesthetic. Women who experience neck or back pain; have difficulty exercising as a result of heavy, oversized breasts; have sagging or low-hanging breasts; breast asymmetry; misshapen breasts; nipples that point downward and/or stretched, enlarged areolas; or anyone who wishes to reduce overall cup size for a tighter and firmer bust, are generally good candidates for BBR. Dr. Born has performed thousands of breast reduction surgeries throughout his 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. Women have busy, demanding lifestyles that require them to function at their 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.

What to Expect

BBR is performed under general anesthesia and takes roughly 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the individual case 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. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with breast reduction in detail during your private consultation. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of the doctor, both before and after your surgery. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if patients are indeed ideal candidates for surgery. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under a general aesthetic, click here.