What is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts to reduce size and weight. This procedure is also known as reduction mammaplasty or mammoplasty. A breast reduction in Miami is typically performed to alleviate physical discomforts such as back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, as well as to improve the appearance of the breasts and enhance self-image. It is a safe and effective procedure that can provide long-lasting results for women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction in Miami?

Women who experience physical discomfort due to the weight and size of their breasts, as well as those who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, may be candidates for breast reduction surgery. Some common reasons women seek breast reduction surgery include:

  • Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Skin irritation and rashes underneath the breasts
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly
  • Self-consciousness and embarrassment about breast size
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities due to breast size
  • Asymmetrical breasts

Other candidacy requirements include the following:

  • In general good health
  • Non-smoker
  • No injuries or medical conditions that could impede healing

    Life-Changing Surgery

    Women who feel they must limit their physical activities or who have constant pain because of the size of their breasts will notice a marked improvement in their quality of life after breast reduction.
    Many conditions can be eliminated or greatly improved by reducing the size of the breasts, including: 

    • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
    • Breast pain
    • Difficulty shopping for clothes
    • Self-consciousness and embarrassment
    • Skin rashes under the breasts
    • Poor posture
    • Deep shoulder grooves and skin irritation from bra straps
    • Difficulty sleeping

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    Choosing a Breast Specialist for Your Procedure

    Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess fat and breast tissue, tightening internal breast structure, and relocating the nipple structure to a higher, more aesthetic position on the breast.

    Excess skin is removed, and if necessary, the size of the areola is reduced. The result is a better contour and natural-looking breast that is proportionate with the rest of the body.

    Dr. Lampert has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures and cautions women considering this procedure to choose their surgeon very carefully. Breast reduction surgery is complex. The skin laxity, breast tissue density, and blood supply within the breast must be respected to retain the overall integrity of the breast and achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. Breast reduction takes a keen artistic eye as well as adroit surgical skill to produce beautiful and natural results.

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    Michelle's Breast Reduction & Lift Experience with Dr. Lampert

    Michelle's Breast Reduction & Lift Experience

    What Will My Consultation With Dr. Lampert Be Like?

    Dr. Lampert will provide a discreet, confidential consultation for those interested in pursuing breast reduction in Miami. He never rushes the consultation process but instead spends an uncommon amount of time getting to know you and answering any questions you may have. Dr. Lampert believes that this is the best path towards successfully accomplishing the aesthetic goals you have laid out for him. Personalized attention, transparency, and integrity are the cornerstones of Dr. Lampert’s Miami practice.

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    Breast Reduction Methods

    Donut Incision

    The donut incision, or the periareolar incision, is made around the edge of the areola, the darker pigmented area around the nipple. This incision is typically used for mild to moderate breast reduction, where a smaller amount of tissue needs to be removed.

    Dr. Lampert will make incisions around the areola during the surgery and remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The remaining tissue is then reshaped to create a smaller, more lifted breast. The donut incision is often preferred because it results in a less noticeable scar than other incisions, such as the anchor or lollipop incisions.

    However, the donut incision may not suit all patients, especially those with larger breasts or significant sagging. 

    Lollipop Incision

    The lollipop incision, also known as the vertical incision, is made around the edge of the areola and extends vertically down to the crease beneath the breast. This incision is typically used for moderate to severe breast reduction, where more tissue must be removed.

    During the surgery, Dr. Lampert will make incisions around the areola and down to the breast crease to remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The remaining tissue is then reshaped to create a smaller, more lifted breast. The lollipop incision allows for greater control over the reshaping of the breast and can be used to correct more severe sagging.

    One advantage of the lollipop incision is that it results in a more lifted and youthful breast shape and a more natural-looking breast. However, it can result in a more noticeable scar than the donut incision.

    Anchor Incision

    The anchor incision, also known as the inverted T incision, is made around the edge of the areola, extends vertically down to the breast crease, and then extends horizontally along the breast crease. The anchor incision is typically used for severe breast reduction, where a significant amount of tissue needs to be removed.

    During the surgery, Dr. Lampert will create an incision around the areola, down to the breast crease, and then along the crease. Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped to create a smaller, more lifted breast. The anchor incision allows for the most tissue removal and reshaping and is often used in significant sagging or asymmetry cases.

    One disadvantage of the anchor incision is that it produces a more noticeable scar than the donut or lollipop incisions. However, the scar can often be hidden by clothing or a swimsuit.

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    Breast Reduction Procedure & Recovery

    Breast reduction surgery typically takes several hours to complete. A general overview of what to expect during the procedure includes the following:

    • You’ll be given anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure
    • Dr. Lampert will make incisions in the breast tissue using one of the three incision techniques
    • Dr. Lampert removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin from the breast through the incisions while the remaining tissue is then reshaped to create a smaller, more lifted breast
    • If necessary, Dr. Lampert will reposition the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast
    • The incisions are then closed with sutures, and you’re given dressings and a surgical bra to wear

    Some general guidelines for what to expect during the recovery period include the following:

    • Expect to experience some pain and discomfort in the first few days after surgery
    • Dr. Lampert will prescribe pain medication to help manage these symptoms
    • You should avoid strenuous activity and lifting heavy objects for several weeks after surgery
    • You’ll have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Lampert to monitor the healing process and remove sutures or dressings as needed
    • Expect some scarring after breast reduction surgery
    • Dr. Lampert will provide instructions on how to care for these incisions and minimize scarring
    • It can take several months for the final results of breast reduction surgery to become apparent

    Why Choose Dr. Lampert for Breast Reduction in Miami, FL?

    When you choose Dr. Lampert for your breast reduction in Miami, you’ll experience unrivaled professionalism and compassion. Throughout his medical training, Dr. Lampert, our board-certified plastic surgeon, has focused solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery, training with leaders in plastic surgery nationwide. Today, he brings his unrelenting plastic surgery skill to Miami, providing top-tier cosmetic care for each patient.

    Dr. Lampert is dedicated to achieving beautiful yet natural-looking results designed to meet the individual patient’s aesthetic desires. His unique background in the visual arts and sculpture complements his extensive plastic and cosmetic surgery training and surgical residency at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. This blend allowed Dr. Lampert to acquire a highly practiced hand before opening his own plastic surgery office in Miami.

    Contact us today to learn more about breast reduction surgery with Dr. Lampert.

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    Breast Reduction FAQ

    How big do your breasts need to be to get a reduction?

    There is no specific breast size requirement for getting a breast reduction. The decision to undergo breast reduction surgery is based on the patient's needs and concerns, such as physical discomfort or dissatisfaction with breast size and appearance.

    What disqualifies you from a breast reduction?

    Underlying health conditions that could increase the risks of surgery, current pregnancy or breastfeeding, and unrealistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. A person who is not in good overall health or has a history of bleeding disorders or breast cancer may not be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.

    What is the best age to get breast reduction surgery?

    No specific age is considered the "best" age for breast reduction surgery. However, it is generally recommended that patients wait until their breasts fully develop before breast reduction surgery. This usually occurs around 18 but can vary depending on the individual.

    What kind of bra to wear after breast reduction?

    After breast reduction surgery, patients are typically advised to wear a surgical bra or compression garment for several weeks to help reduce swelling and support the breasts during healing. Dr. Lampert will instruct when to transition to a supportive sports or wireless bra that provides support and comfort. Choosing a bra that fits well and does not put pressure on the incisions or breasts is essential.

    Are you put to sleep for breast reduction?

    Yes, breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. You’ll be put to sleep so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

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