Breast Reduction for Women
Breast Reduction is performed when the breasts are too large. Male breast enlargement is termed Gynecomastia, and male breast reduction is called Gynecomastia Reduction Surgery.
For women, the term for large breasts is Macromastia or sometimes Gigantomastia. Reduction Mammoplasty, or Reduction Mammaplasty, is the medical term for female breast reduction surgery, but it is usually referred to as simply breast reduction surgery.
There are many reasons why Breast Reduction Surgery is performed. Breast reduction is performed frequently for women with one or more of the following symptoms:
Breast Reduction Surgery is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that reduces, tightens and lifts the breast to diminish your physical discomfort and embarrassment, and increase your physical activity. The Reduction Mammoplasty does this in two ways. It reduces the amount of weight on the chest and the torque on the back by reducing breast tissue mass. Also, it firms and tightens the breasts by removing the excess breast skin and lifting the the breast tissue.
The timing of Breast Reduction Surgery depends on your health and your age. Since the Reduction Mammoplasty is elective surgery, it is important that you are in good health. If you have pre-existing medical problems, they should be well controlled, and Dr. Mele may ask you to see your doctor prior to surgery to be certain that the conditions are optimal for a safe and predictable breast reduction.
If you are considering Reduction Mammoplasty, the best first step is an in-person consultation with an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Call our office today (925) 943-6353 to schedule your personal Breast Reduction Consultation today.