Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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.
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 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.
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 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.
This 50-year old patient was referred to Dr. Lepore, after suffering for years with what she described as considerable pain caused by her large breasts. She experienced pain in her shoulders, bra strap areas, and upper back; all common problems in women with larger breasts. She came to our office in San Jose for Breast Reduction information. Her breasts were measured in the DDD range, and both she and Dr. Lepore noted the right breast was significantly larger than the left. She decided to proceed with the breast surgery, and was then able to participate in determining the relative size of her “new” breasts, and the size of her areolas.
The surgery was performed without complication. Within 2 weeks, the sutures were removed, and the patient was already noticing the improvement in the look and feel of her body. Several weeks later, she reported that her back and neck pain were greatly reduced, and that she was very pleased with her aesthetic results as well.
This patient is a 38 year old woman who was interested in having a Breast Reduction in San jose, Ca. . She complained of ongoing back pain caused by the size and weight of her large breasts, or macromastia.. She had been wearing a bra with an approximate cup size of DDD to E.
After fully discussing all of the risks, benefits, and details. the patient decided to go ahead with surgery. In our San Jose surgical suite, she underwent a bilateral breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, in which we removed approximately 1000 grams, or about 2.2 pounds, from each breast. In terms of bra size, the patient is now wearing a D to DD, which is what she requested.
This procedure, to reduce neck, shoulder, back, or bra strap pain, is often covered by insurance plans/health plans, and our office will assist the patient in getting insurance authorization.
Following surgery and a short recovery, the patient loved her new look, and felt relief from her previous back, shoulder and neck pain.
Mommy Makeover-San Jose
This woman, in her late 40s, has made a careful decision to address some of the changes in her body. She's a mother of two, and has recently lost close to 50 pounds.
She felt ready to explore what a Mommy Makeover might do. In talks with Dr. Lepore, she discussed concerns about her abdomen, and her breasts. The pregnancies and the weight loss have left their marks- significant loose abdominal skin, lax abdominal muscles, and areas of excess fat. Her breasts, in the DD size range, were somewhat pendulous, with one breast larger, and sagging more than the other.
'Mommy Makeover' is the name given to a combination of surgeries, designed to address the individual areas of concern. In this case, it was determined that our patient would be best served with the following: an extended abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Breast Reduction and Breast Lift, and Liposuction. During the tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal muscles were repaired, and the excess skin removed. During the breast reduction surgery, differering amounts of tissue were removed from each breast, creating a more symmetrical result, and with the Breast Lift, the breasts were elevated, and the nipples repositioned. Finally, excess fat was removed through Liposuction, from the abdomen and flanks.
In this case, the surgeries were performed in a single session. The patient is seen about 2 months following the procedures, in the After photos, with a completely different contour. She is very pleased with her results.
This woman in her early 50s came to see Dr. Lepore to find out about breast reduction in San Jose. She was seeking both cosmetic improvement and help with the pain she had been suffering from for years due to the size and weight of her breasts. She described upper back pain, bra strap grooving, as well as neck, upper back, and arm pain, which she says had been present since her teens.
The patient's breasts were in the D-cup range, which were heavy and pendulous on her petite frame. In addition to breast reduction surgery, she was interested in liposuction to reduce some stubborn areas on her inner and outer thighs.
During the patient's surgery in our licensed and accredited outpatient facility, Dr. Lepore reduced the size of her breasts, also correcting the unevenness in their size and shape. He then performed liposuction of the inner and outer thighs.
In some breast reduction cases, medical insurance covers the cost of cases that meet their medical requirements. Our staff has extensive experience helping patients attain insurance coverage for breast reduction. They will be happy to assist you in working with your carrier.
The "after" photos were taken 8 weeks following surgery. Our patient is very pleased with the outcome of her procedures and her new level of comfort.