Sacramento Breast Reduction Specialist
Dr. Donald Hause
Many Modesto and Sacramento breast reduction patients have benefited from the skill and experience of Dr. Hause. In the paragraphs below, he describes the breast reduction procedure and what patients can expect.
In the case of breasts that are too large, changes to the skin and nipple position usually occur. Conceptually, the techniques of Breast Reduction are similar to Mastopexy (Breast Lifts). The main difference is that in Reduction, breast tissue is removed to fashion a more pleasing size, shape and possibly relieve symptoms associated with increased weight of tissue on the chest. Many patients with overly large breasts suffer from back and neck pain and problems with skin rashes. Not to mention that leading a healthy and active lifestyle is nearly impossible when you have a 'ball-and-chain' around your neck. Finally there can be many social burdens with having overly large breasts.
The classic technique of Breast Reduction requires a scar that resembles an 'anchor'. This scar is located around the areola (pigmented part around the actual nipple), down the front of the breast and along the fold under the breast. The concept of this technique is to remove skin in such a way as to create a new skin brazier into which the resulting tissue is placed. The result, therefore, relies upon the skin to provide the desired conical shape. In women with severe ptosis and massively enlarged breasts, anchor mastopexy reduction continues to be the preferred method.
Breast reduction is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Most patients can return to work in 7 to 10 days and normal activity in 2 to 3 weeks. You will generally need to be seen the day following surgery, at one week and at 6 weeks after surgery.
In addition to breast reduction procedures, Dr. Hause also treats breast lift and breast augmentation Sacramento patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about Dr. Hause, specialist who serves patients from Sacramento and Modesto.