Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after breast reduction surgeons in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Jupiter. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Breast reduction allows woman to improve the shape and reduce the size of their large breasts. Woman with overly large breasts commonly have breast droopiness that is also corrected at the time of the procedure. Besides providing an improved cosmetic appearance, breast reduction reduces physical symptoms of large breasts including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, breast pain, and breast rashes at the fold. It also enables patient’s to become more physically active.The procedure reduces the size of the breast by removing excess skin and glandular tissue. This requires a tradeoff between achieving a new breast size in exchange of incisions to remove the extra tissue. The incisions are hidden and well concealed by a regular bra.
BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
All types of breast reduction surgery achieve their goal by tightening and removing excess skin, removing excess gland tissue, and repositioning the breast gland. The overwhelming majority of patients are happy about the new breast cosmetic appearance, but also happy from improved symptoms and enhanced physical activity.
Dr. Rueda performs two types of breast reduction techniques: lollipop reduction, full breast reduction. Lollipop reduction is also known as a vertical breast reduction. Full breast reduction is also known as a wise-pattern breast reduction. Their differences are highlighted below:
Made and hidden around the border of the areola, with a vertical extension on the breast mound.
Ideal for woman with large breasts and mild/moderate amount of excess skin.
Same as a lollipop, but there is an additional hidden horizontal incision at the lower breast crease.
Ideal for woman with large breast and large amount of excess skin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with large breast and droopy breast are ideal candidates for breast reduction after failed conservative treatment. The specific type of breast reduction surgery performed depends on many factors including skin excess and final breast size desired. Dr.Rueda will guide you through the decision making process to obtain your best result.
Breast reduction surgery involves a tradeoff between obtaining an ideal size in exchange of incisions. The incisions around the areola and the lower breast fold are very well hidden and concealed. The vertical incision that is required in a lollipop or full breast reduction procedure is usually more visible. The majority of the patients are very happy with their results if their main concern is reducing their breast size, reshaping their breast, and improving their physical symptoms of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, and breast pain.
Most patients seeking breast reduction surgery are ages 18-60 years of age. However, woman of all ages can obtain a smaller breast size and improvement in back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, and breast pain.
Breast reduction surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia for patient’s comfort. This requires that the patient has a friend or family member that can drive them to and from our office where the surgery is performed.
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! In fact many patients choose to have liposuction or a tummy tuck along with breast reduction surgery. It can be combined safely and with great results.
Breast reduction surgery is permanent, however, it does not stop the aging of the breast. In those patient’s whose tissue continues to stretch with age, drooping of the breast may reoccur.