Large, pendulous breasts can produce back and shoulder pain which can be debilitating to patients. Patients may also present with rashes underneath the breast (intertrigo). In addition, large or asymmetric breasts can cause teenagers to feel self conscience and severely affect their self- image and confidence.
Dr. Bastidas can perform a breast reduction as an outpatient procedure to help reduce the size and improve the shape and symmetry of the breasts. Breasts can be lifted, reshaped and reduced in size to restore a natural, youthful breast. Scars are placed either circumvertical (lollipop) or as an inverted-T (anchor) pattern depending on the amount of skin that needs to be tailored. This procedure is more often covered by your insurance plan and can be performed as an outpatient surgery. About 1 week of recovery (no gym for 1 month) is recommended.