Breast Reduction Case #89
This patient is a 51 year old female from the Peoria, Arizona area who presented to my Scottsdale, Arizona area medical practice due to problems with her large breasts. This patient reported significant neck, back, and shoulder pain, bra-strap grooving, and difficulty with exercise or finding clothes that fit properly. This patient was also unhappy with the significant asymmetry of her breasts.
I felt that this patient would be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery, and due to her large size, I recommended a carbon-dioxide laser-assisted breast reduction to minimize bleeding during surgery.
I explained to the patient that she would NOT have to have her areolas removed, and that I would be able to perform the surgery leaving the nipples and areolas attached to the underlying tissue (a medio-superiorly based pedicle). I did explain that due to her size, I would need to perform an anchor scar reduction as opposed to a lollipop scar reduction.
Surgery went very well, and I removed approximately 570 grams of tissue from the right side and 390 grams from the left side. The patient noticed a huge improvement in her symptoms and appearance immediately after surgery. She is seen in the photos approximately 6 weeks after surgery, and is very excited and motivated to start a new diet and exercise plan now that her breasts are no longer an inhibiting factor.Provider: Dr. Cohen
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