Some of Dr. Genaro Valladolid’s happiest patients are his breast reduction patients. Breast reduction not only enhances the appearance of oversized breasts, it also provides much-needed relief from the physical and psychological symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts.
Reducing the size and weight of oversized breasts alleviates related back, neck and shoulder pain. It helps women wear clothing they couldn’t previously wear, and enjoy activities that they previously avoided because of their breast size. Breast reduction also brings emotional relief to women who feel embarrassed, self-conscious or ashamed of their large, pendulous breasts.
Dr. Valladolid is widely admired for his ability to create exquisite results that patients love. He is also respected for his approach to patient care. He understands that breast reduction can be a sensitive and delicate subject for patients, and he approaches every case with the compassion and warmth that it requires.
Dr. Valladolid strives to understand the effect that oversized breasts have on his patients’ lives, and he constructs treatment plans that are personalized to every woman’s individual needs. There is no “perfect” breast size — each patient has her own idea of what looks good and what will work best for her body.
Breast reduction is an excellent option for women who are unhappy with oversized, heavy or pendulous breasts. Most candidates experience chronic pain or discomfort related to the size and weight of their breasts. Many describe feeling self-conscious of their breasts and the unwanted attention their breasts garner.
The approach Dr. Valladolid uses depends on the patient’s unique anatomy. The standard approach to breast reduction is to create incisions on the breast and remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. The incisions may be made in one of the following configurations:
The remaining breast tissue is lifted and shaped higher on the chest wall to create a more youthful and appealing breast appearance. The nipple-areolar complex is relocated to a higher position on the breast, and oversized areolas can be reduced if desired.
Some patients have large breasts due to fatty tissue and do not have excess skin. In these cases, liposuction alone may be used to reduce the size of the breasts (no skin is excised).
After the surgical modifications have been made, sutures are layered in the breast tissue to support the new shape of the breasts.
Breast reduction patients typically have mild to moderate swelling, bruising and soreness after surgery. Pain medication can be taken to alleviate any discomfort. Wearing a compression garment around the breasts minimizes swelling and helps the breast tissues conform to their new contours.
Often patients are able to resume work one to two weeks after surgery. Light exercise is permitted as soon as the patient feels ready, and more strenuous exercise can be resumed approximately six weeks after surgery. Patients are encouraged to avoid bras with underwire for about two months as the breasts heal.
If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction with Dr. Valladolid, contact our practice and request a consultation today.