Breast reduction surgery can alleviate physical conditions associated with overly large breasts such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Following the procedure, you may experience a new sense of freedom in your exercise and physical activities. It can also improve your self-esteem and increase your self-esteem, self-image and overall well-being.
Before the Surgery
Breast Reduction Consultation
We discuss your reasons for pursuing breast reduction surgery, and your desired breast size. We conduct a thorough medical history, including your family history, general health status, lifestyle habits such as smoking, previous operations, and any medications you may be taking. Your breasts will be measured and assessed for size and shape, and photographs may be taken for your medical record. Based on these findings, we recommend a course of treatment specific to you. We discuss the expected outcome, potential risks and complications, and your post-operation recovery.
Pre-surgical testing requires several blood tests to test your liver and kidney function, and to determine if you have any infection, blood disorder, or anemia, that may have gone previously undetected.
High-quality, digital X-ray images may be recommended to detect any underlying breast abnormalities that can not be felt in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease.
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Why Choose Duke
The Comforts of a Private Practice
Our surgeons combine the comforts you expect from a private practice with the advantages you gain from seeking experts at a large medical institution. Our clinics are conveniently located and offer free parking.
Size and Shape Matters
We work closely with you to understand your breast anatomy, skin elasticity and body type before recommending whether breast reduction will give you the results you seek.
Personalized Treatment Recommendation
Our plastic surgeons help you understand what is involved, and help you make a decision that is right for you. Many factors, including medical concerns, and whether you plan to have children, are important considerations. We help you understand your options, and ensure the timing of your surgery is appropriate.
Breast Reduction for Men
Enlarged breasts in men is referred to as gynecomastia. It may be corrected with breast reduction surgery.
Our plastic surgeons share their experience by teaching advanced breast surgical techniques to doctors across the country and around the world.