Introduction to Breast Reduction

While there are many women who long for larger breasts, there are other women who struggle with their natural breast size, which can affect their confidence, lifestyle, and ability to enjoy the world around them. If you are burdened with larger, heavier breasts, a Breast Reduction from Vickram Tandon, MD can help you lose some of the excess weight and walk a little taller. Below, we have provided some information on this surgical procedure that could be life-changing for you.

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What is a Breast Reduction?

A Reduction Mammaplasty (Breast Reduction) is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and volume of a woman’s breasts. By removing the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, Dr. Tandon can help his patients achieve more proportionately balanced breasts in relation to their bodies.

This transformative procedure will not only address physical discomforts but also improves overall aesthetics and enhances self-confidence. Whether you desire a more manageable breast size or wish to alleviate the physical and emotional burdens associated with large breasts, breast reduction can help you achieve your goals and enjoy a more comfortable and confident life.

Some of the more common reasons women choose to receive a breast reduction include:

  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of their breasts
  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to the body frame
  • Get indentations in their shoulders from tight bra straps
  • Have heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Must restrict physical activity due to the size and weight of their breasts
  • One breast is larger than the other
  • Suffering from skin irritation beneath their breasts

What are the benefits of a Breast Reduction procedure?

Some of the many benefits that our female patients have recognized from their Breast Reduction in Boston include:

  • Alleviated back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Better proportioned body
  • Clothing fits better
  • Fast recovery time
  • Improved hygiene
  • Improved posture
  • More active lifestyle
  • Reduced skin irritation

Who are the best candidates for a Breast Reduction?

Dr. Tandon believes good candidates for Breast Reduction in Boston are women who have extremely large breasts that cause them discomfort, in any shape or form. The best candidates usually have the following characteristics:

  • Are at a stable weight
  • Bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
  • Experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • Have minimal excess skin
  • Get skin irritation beneath the breast crease
  • Left with shoulder indentations from bra straps
  • Limited in your physical activity due to breast size
  • Maintain realistic expectations of reduction mammoplasty results
  • Nonsmoker
  • Overall physically healthy

What’s the first step?

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Patients in the Boston area considering Breast Reduction surgery should contact the office of Vickram Tandon, MD, and schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Tandon who will evaluate your breasts and discuss the different surgical techniques available for you.

You will be able to ask any questions about the procedure, as well as express any concerns you may have. Dr. Tandon will ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle, so please be sure to provide honest and open answers. Based on this information, Dr. Tandon will create a personalized surgical plan that targets your specific needs and goals.

If you’re satisfied with the plan and ready to move forward, our Patient Coordinator will assist you in scheduling your procedure. We are dedicated to ensuring a smooth and successful experience for you and are excited to help you achieve your desired results.

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What to expect on the day of Breast Reduction surgery?

On the day of your procedure, we will do our best to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. After meeting with Dr. Tandon, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure the procedure is pain-free and you remain asleep.

Dr. Tandon will then use his skillful techniques to make incisions on your breasts according to the agreed-upon surgical plan. Through these incisions, Dr. Tandon will remove any excessive breast tissue, fat, and skin, followed by the reshaping and repositioning of the remaining breast tissue.

The type of incision made will be discussed during your consultation but can consist of a few different techniques. The most commonly used techniques include the following incisions:

  • A circular pattern around the areola – the incision will leave a visible line and permanent scar but can be well concealed beneath your swimsuit or bra.
  • A keyhole or short scar breast reduction – is made around the areola with a vertical line down to the breast crease.
  • An inverted T or “anchor-shaped” pattern – similar to the keyhole, however, this incision includes a transverse incision made in the breast fold. This technique allows for maximal removal of skin and better shaping of the breast.

Your breast reduction procedure will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, but will typically take a few hours to complete.

Breast Reduction Recovery

After the surgery is finished, you will be taken to a recovery area, where you will be closely monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. Once you are released, you will be able to return home to recover in comfort.

You can expect your breast reduction recovery to last several weeks, during which you may experience soreness, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. These symptoms are completely normal and will gradually subside over time. You will be provided with some instructions on how to care for your incisions and manage any discomfort.

It is essential to rest and avoid strenuous activities when you are recovering. You may also need to wear a special supportive bra to aid in healing and provide optimal support for your breasts; this will be discussed in your consultation.

How much does Breast Reduction cost in Boston, MA

The cost of Breast Reduction in Boston can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s needs. We recommend consulting with Dr. Tandon so he can create your personalized procedure plan. Once this is made, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with the price based on your individual goals.

Some insurance companies will cover at least some of the cost of a Breast Reduction, depending on your particular circumstances. Please discuss this with your insurance provider before your consultation so there are no surprises.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping patients enhance their appearance and improve their self-confidence through the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Tandon is known for his compassion and caring approach to patient care, taking the time to listen to each patient’s concerns and goals, and then working closely with them to create a personalized treatment plan. His ability to help individuals achieve their aesthetic goals and live more fulfilling lives is a privilege he holds near and dear to his heart, which is why he can’t wait to help you!

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Bigger does not always mean better, and if you find yourself burdened with large breasts, please don’t hesitate to schedule a Breast Reduction consultation with Dr. Tandon today! You can call our office and speak to one of our friendly team members, or use our website to fill out a consultation request form.

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