Breast reduction procedures, or breast reduction mammoplasty, are performed on women with overly large breasts.
Dr. Ashruf removes excess tissue to reduce the size of the breast, and reshapes the breast so that it is more appropriately sized. Often times, the size of the areola is also reduced and relocated to the center of the new breast.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction
Ideal candidates for breast reduction are women with large breasts who experience:
- Chronic neck pain, headaches, or shoulder pain that affects quality of life
- Numbness or tingling in the arms and hands due to chronic nerve issues caused by poor posture
- Low self-confidence because of the largeness of their breasts
- Deep grooves in the shoulders caused by bra-straps, as well as scar-type lines in the skin
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits
- Chronic skin irritation underneath the breasts
- Difficulty participating in sports
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ashruf will take measurements of your bustline and learn about your medical history. Using this information, he will create a personalized breast reduction procedure. Following the proceure, most patients report an increase in self-confidence and vast improvements in appearance and comfort. Often, the firmness and volume of your breasts are also improved.
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What to Expect
During a breast reduction, three incisions are made in the breast: one around the areola, one from the areola down to the fold of the skin envelope, and one across the skin envelope under the breast.
Excess skin and breast tissues are removed and trimmed away from the sites of these incisions. The areola is typically reduced and moved higher on the breast for cosmetic reasons. The breasts are then sculpted using stitches to close the incisions, and are wrapped with supportive gauze.
After recovering from the anesthesia under medical supervision in our surgical facilities, patients can typically return home the same day of the procedure.
Patients should expect pain around the breasts and incision sites for the first several weeks following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to refrain from heavy lifting and other vigorous activities for up to six weeks following the surgery.
Speak with Dr. Ashruf
Learn more about breast reduction mammoplasty by speaking with Dr. Ashruf at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland. Schedule your breast reduction consultation through our online patient contact form or via telephone at (410) 609-6023.