When can I have breast reduction surgery?
In most cases, breast reduction is performed when a woman’s breasts are fully developed around 18 years of age. However, in rare cases, breast reduction can be done earlier if the large breasts result in significant serious physical discomfort, i.e. pain requiring medication, skin problems, and skeletal development problems. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results.
What are the breast reduction techniques?
There are 2 main breast reduction techniques, Weiss pattern reduction (anchor incision reduction) and vertical reduction mammoplasty (lollipop or J incision reduction). The two reduction techniques differ in the length of scar and the amount of skin removed. Dr. Goldberg offers both reduction techniques to her patients depending on the breast size. The keys to a beautiful breast reduction surgery is to remove excess breast fat and glandular tissue in the right areas of the breast without leaving the breasts deflated, without upper pole fullness and cleavage. Dr. Goldberg will guide you to see which breast reduction technique is optimal for the patient.