Breast Reduction Surgery for Women in Sarasota, FL
The goal of breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts so that they are more comfortable for her and more proportionate with the rest of her body. While this type of plastic surgery can provide cosmetic improvement, it can also address health-related issues like neck or back pain, skin irritation, breathing difficulties, and self-consciousness caused by overly large breasts.
When considering breast reduction surgery, it’s important to discuss your concerns with a trusted and qualified surgeon. In Sarasota, FL, many women turn to Dr. Alissa M. Shulman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and lifelong sculptor who founded Sovereign Plastic Surgery, which is located adjacent to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
To be most effective, breast reduction surgery must be fully personalized to meet the individual needs and goals of a patient. Dr. Shulman works closely with each prospective patient to determine the most appropriate surgical technique for performing her breast reduction. This can vary; for instance, some patients may benefit from breast liposuction performed through a series of small incisions in the breasts. Alternatively, depending on the size of the breasts and the nipple positioning, the reduction surgery may involve several different types of regular incisions, including:
- One incision that circles the areola
- One incision that runs vertically from the nipple down to the breast crease
- One incision that runs horizontally underneath the breast
To reduce the size of the breasts, as well as improve their shape and positioning, Dr. Shulman can then remove an appropriate combination of skin, fat, and glandular tissue. If necessary, she can also adjust the position of the nipple and areola. To help ensure a safe and full recovery, Dr. Shulman will provide detailed information on how to care for the incisions and otherwise promote healing during the recuperation period that follows.
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, you can consult with Dr. Shulman at her warm and welcoming office in Sarasota, FL. You can benefit from her female perspective as she listens to your concerns, answers your questions, and guides you through your treatment journey.