Breast Reduction in San Jose
For many women, overly large breasts are a heavy burden to carry – physically and emotionally. Relief from the discomfort is possible with a breast reduction in San Jose. The self-consciousness that women commonly experience due to their overdeveloped breasts makes it important to choose a plastic surgeon who provides a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere. Dr. Vincent Lepore is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. In addition, he has a down to earth attitude that will set you at ease so that you may have an honest conversation about your breast reduction surgery.
Understanding Breast Reduction Surgery
Overdeveloped breasts can cause a variety of health problems including pain and discomfort in the neck, back and shoulders; skin rashes beneath the breasts; and painful indentations from bra straps. Women with large breasts often express frustration that they cannot engage in physical activity as much as they would like and may feel embarrassed by the unwelcome attention that they receive.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess fat, tissue and skin. Dr. Lepore often combines breast reduction with liposuction in San Jose to achieve optimal results and breast lift as part of the reduction to improve breast shape and position.
What to Expect
In San Jose, your breast reduction will be performed as an outpatient procedure with either sedation or general anesthesia. There are several incisions that can be made: a circular incision around the areola, a keyhole or "lollipop" incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or an anchor-shaped incision. Through the incision, Dr. Lepore will remove excess tissue and skin to reshape the breast. Most often, the nipple remains tethered to its original blood and nerve supply and is repositioned; however, on occasion, the nipple may need to be removed and transplanted to a new position. The areola can also be reduced if necessary.
After your surgery, you will be bandaged and instructed to wear a special bra to reduce swelling and maintain your new shape. You will probably be able to return to your regular routine in about a week. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks after surgery and may resume at Dr. Lepore's suggestion.
Your New Look
After your breast reduction, you should see a balanced, more proportionate figure. With a new sense of freedom, most women feel confident showing off their new shape and can finally wear the form-fitting clothing they weren't comfortable wearing before. Many women are thrilled to discover that they are able to exercise again without discomfort, allowing them to pursue a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle.