Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Women frequently suffer the difficulties associated with large breasts for years, before seeking medical help. This patient is approaching 50 years old. For decades, symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, bra strap grooving on her shoulders, and rashes underneath her breasts, had been part of her life.
After losing a significant amount of weight, she decided to visit Dr. Lepore in our San Jose Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery office, to learn what her options might be. Despite the weight loss, her breasts were still in the DD-cup range, with the left breast somewhat larger than the right. After discussing the various options, she decided to proceed with Breast Reduction surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Lepore carefully removed tissue and fat. The amounts removed from each breast differed, to produce a symmetrical result.
The patient was counseled on post-surgical care, and healed quickly. She is very pleased with her results, both aesthetically, and for the improvement in her overall physical well-being.
Mommy Makeover-San Jose
This 50-year old patient has just achieved a 65lb. weight loss through diet and exercise. She now wants her body appearance to reflect the healthy and fit lifestyle she's adopted. She wanted to resolve issues of sagging, and loose skin left by the weight loss in her breasts, and abdomen. Dr. Lepore explained the various procedures that could address her concerns, including a Breast Lift, and Breast Reduction, along with a Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction. (A combination of procedures designed to reshape multiple areas in women, is often referred to as Mommy Makeover surgery.)
In this case, our patient underwent a Breast Lift, along with a moderate Breast Reduction, an extended Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), and Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks.
She continues her new lifestyle commitment, and is very pleased with the results of her body contouring surgeries.
This case is an example of Body Lift in San Jose. This patient is a 35-year Bay Area woman who had worked hard at losing approximately 160 pounds. She wanted a more streamlined appearance, showcasing all of her efforts. She was interested in Body Contouring; and after detailed discussions, she decided to have a number of procedures to achieve her physical goals. They included; abdominoplasty, upper abdominal liposuction, a bilateral breast reduction and thigh lift, a brachioplasty, (also known as dermolipectomy or arm lift), of both arms, as well as a buttock lift. The surgeries performed on this patient represent a good example of the Body Contouring procedures available to those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, or major weight loss.
Her surgeries were done in several different sessions. With each procedure, a recovery time of 1 to 3 weeks was necessary. The patient is now very happy with her results and her new figure.
This patient was experiencing problems related to the weight and size of her breasts for years. She detailed the shoulder pain and neck pain caused by her "E" cup size breasts. She initially asked Dr. Lepore about Breast Reduction surgery, and Breast Augmentation. After discussion, though, she was counseled against an augmentation with implants, since the weight of her breasts had been such an issue.
Instead, it was determined that she would be best served with a Breast Reduction, and Liposuction of excess tissue beneath her arms. After the reduction, to give her the smaller, uplifted breasts she wanted, Dr. Lepore performed an '"inverted T" style of breast lift.
She is very pleased with the appearance of her breasts, and her new level of comfort.
One of our many patients, seeking help for the problems associated with overly large breasts. This woman is in her late 40s, and like so many, has been suffering for many years with persistent shoulder and bra strap pain, due to the size and weight of her DD breasts. She came to Dr. Lepore for Breast Reduction in our San Jose facility. There was quite a bit of unevenness in the size/weight of each breast. During surgery, 370gr was removed from one, and 220gr from the other. The breasts were tailored for symmetry and contour.
Our patient is very pleased with her results, and her new look and feel.
This is a young woman, seeking to solve the longstanding problems caused by the size and weight of her breasts. In addition to being an avid runner, she works in the exercise industry, and reports that the pain she suffered in her shoulders, upper back, and bra strap areas, was actually limiting her ability to do her job.
She decided to undergo Breast Reduction with Dr. Lepore. Her breast size was originally in the "F" cup range, on a petite frame. Her post-surgery size, is a C to D cup. She's seen in the After photos 8 weeks after surgery. She returned to work soon after surgery, and is very pleased with her new look, and the new freedom she says she feels.
After many years of discomfort and pain, this 50 year old patient has made the decision to undergo Breast Reduction surgery. A very petite woman, she had DDD size, heavy, pendulous breasts, with significant asymmetry. She had obvious grooving in the bra strap area, had frequent rashes beneath her breasts, and complained of shoulder and back pain.
In many breast reduction cases, such as this one, we work with the patient's insurance carrier to determine what may be covered. During her surgery, differing amounts of tissue were remove from each breast, to address the asymmetry. Her breasts were then lifted, and the nipples placed in a new position.
Our patient is seen a little over 3 months following her reduction. She is very pleased with her outcome.
This lovely woman is a mother of two, and now that she feels her family is complete, she hopes to reverse some of the changes pregnancy and breastfeeding have caused. She was concerned that her DD size breasts developed a deflated and sagging appearance. Her abdominal wall muscles were also damaged, and she was bothered by sagging skin and excess fat throughout her torso. Dr. Lepore performed a personalized Mommy Makeover for her; including a tummy tuck with muscle repair, a Breast Lift and Breast Reduction, and Liposuction of multiple areas. Quite a transformation, our patient is very pleased with her results!
Mommy Makeover-San Jose
This patient, in her 50s, has been working hard on her weight loss and fitness program, and wished to resolve some longstanding natural issues, as well as the new problem, of loose and hanging skin due to the weight loss.
She had been living with painful side-effects of large and heavy breasts, for decades. She described shoulder and back pain, skin irritation and rashes, bra strap grooving, and restrictions they placed on her favorite activities. She wished for Breast Reduction for her E to F cup breasts. In her case, our staff worked with her insurance carrier, which assisted in covering the reduction portion of her overall Mommy Makeover procedures.
She is seen about 2 months following her procedures. She continues her lifestyle and fitness program, now able to enjoy more activities, and very pleased with her outcome.
This petite woman came to Dr. Lepore hoping for a solution to a number of issues associated with her breast size. A 50-year old mother of two, she was complaining of back pain, and significant bra strap grooving, due to the weight of her triple-D cup breasts. She and Dr. Lepore discussed the details of San Jose Breast Reduction surgery, and the results she might expect. She decided to have the surgery, which was performed as an outpatient procedure, in about two hours. Approximately 3/4 of a pound of tissue was removed from each breast.
The patient healed very well, was able to return to work in about a week, and to strenuous physical activity within three weeks. She is extremely pleased with her results, in terms of physical improvement as well as aesthetic appeal.