Breast Reduction Minneapolis
Not all women have the same preference when it comes to breast size. A breast reduction is among the common procedures that Dr. James A. Hoffman provides in his practice in St. Paul, Minneapolis. Women with overly large breasts often feel discomfort due to the weight added by their large breasts. This is the main reason why women decide to get a breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that is used to reduce the size of a patient’s breast through the removal of excess fat, skin, and glandular tissues.
A breast reduction’s goal is to achieve a breast size that is proportional to the patient’s body frame. It can be done on patients of any age, but Dr. James A. Hoffman advises his young patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis to wait until the breasts have fully developed prior to their breast reduction procedure.
Who are the patients who should consider a breast reduction procedure?
There are several reasons why patients decide to go through a breast reduction procedure with Dr. James A. Hoffman
- If the added weight of the breast is posing posture problems
- If the breasts are not proportional to the patient’s frame
- If the patient experiences back, shoulder, or neck pain due to the weight of the breasts
- If the sizes of the breasts don’t match
- If the size of the breast is causing the nipples and areola to point downward
- If you suffer from any skin irritations underneath the breasts
- If your breasts restrict you from doing physical activities properly
- If you feel self-conscious and dissatisfied with the size of your breasts
Breast reduction can correct breast asymmetry. This Minneapolis – St. Paul Breast Reduction patient is a 50 year old woman who had right breast cancer treated by lumpectomy and radiation therapy. The radiation caused fibrosis and shrinkage of the right breast. She was troubled by the fact that her left breast was larger than her right. This caused her a good deal of problems finding bras, swimming suits and clothing that fit. A left breast reduction was performed for this patient.
Breast Reduction with Liposuction
Women with large breasts are often unable to engage in the types of vigorous exercise that leads to stable body weight, such as running or aerobics.
This patient was bothered by her large breasts and the tummy fat that she had had since her teen years. A combination of breast reduction and liposuction has given her a shapely new figure.
Body contour surgery has enabled her to maintain an exercise routine and ideal body weight.
What is a breast reduction like for patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis?
A breast reduction performed in our office in St. Paul, Minneapolis is performed under general anesthesia for the comfort of our patients. Your surgeon may utilize different breast reduction techniques depending on what fits the patient best. Dr. James A. Hoffman chooses between a round incision around the areola, a racquet or keyhole incision, and an inverted T incision.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Hoffman will remove the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve the desired size of the patient in St. Paul, Minneapolis. Liposuction is also used in combination with the breast reduction technique to ensure the effective removal of the fat tissues in the patient’s breasts. When the perfect size and symmetry is achieved, the areola will be repositioned and the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Patients should expect to feel pain, discomfort, and breast tenderness after the procedure, but this can easily be managed by medications that will be prescribed to you and the symptoms will gradually disappear in a couple of weeks after the breast reduction. On average, patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis are able to resume work a week after their breast reduction surgery with Dr. Hoffman.
For more information on Breast Reduction or mammoplasy in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation.