Breast Reduction Surgery - Massachusetts
Many women are bothered by back, shoulder and neck discomfort due to the large size of their breasts. While insurance companies require a certain weight of breast tissue to be removed, Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo prefer the size decision to be made by the patient.
Redefining breast size and shape
During your consultation, your surgeon will help you decide on a breast size and proportion that will work best for you. Reduction mammaplasty can improve the shape and size of the breasts allowing you to wear lighter bras and a wider array of clothing choices. Our surgeons prefer the Hall Findlay modification (vertical scar) breast reduction as it can provide the best projection and shape of the breast. Standard anchor reduction mammaplasty procedures can result in flattening and widening of the breast with time. Our surgeons' experience is that the vertical breast reduction retains a better shape over the years.
Breast reduction surgery usually takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform under general anesthesia. This often includes some liposuction of the lateral chest to reduce the width of the breasts as well. The recovery is about one to two weeks off from work and three weeks away from the gym. The size change is apparent immediately and patients can quickly shop for smaller, more dainty bras.
See also: Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Above is an introduction to breast reduction surgery from American Association of Plastic Surgery.
Understanding breast reduction surgery
Please explore the resources below prior to scheduling your surgical consultation with Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo. This will provide you with a basic understanding of breast reduction surgery and the terminology. Feel free to take any notes and bring them with you when you meet with your surgeon so you can have all your questions answered.
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- Before And After
Breast Reduction - Actual Patients
The same before-and-after results may not occur for all patients
Patient 1 - Breast Reduction
40 year old, Hall-Findlay Bilateral
Patient 2 - Breast Reduction
Patient 3 - Breast Reduction
Patient 4 - Breast Reduction
Patient 5 - Breast Reduction
View more breast reduction photos in our Before + After Gallery...
- Breast Reduction Resources
For more information on breast reduction and to begin your research, please visit:
The website is a project of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and answer many common questions. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when you meet with Dr. Hamori for your surgical consultation.
- Surgical Animations
Breast reduction surgery explained.
Are you considering breast reduction surgery?
“Breast reduction is a big decision and we understand you have many questions. Why not get the conversation started?”Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS Christine A. DiEdwardo, MD, FACS
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