Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders and unusually large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
A consultation with your Dr. Golla is the first step to learn how a breast reduction might be suitable for you. Dr. Golla will examine and measure your breasts, and will probably photograph them for reference during surgery and afterwards. (The photographs may also be used in the processing of your insurance coverage.) He will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure-such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned; they’ll be moved higher during the procedure, and should be approximately even with the crease beneath your breasts.
A consultation with Dr. Golla about breast reduction in Pittsburgh is the first step to learn how breast reduction can benefit you, please call us at 1-888-MD-GOLLA to schedule a consultation today!