Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 woman, in her 50s, was seeking treatment to alleviate the pain in her back, shoulders and bra strap areas, caused by the size and weight of her breasts. She had been wearing what she described as an "H" bra cup size. She was also concerned with the difference in size between her breasts, with the left significantly larger than the right. She decided to have Breast Reduction surgery. Dr. Lepore removed tissue and skin, in differing amounts, from each breast, with their new size being in the approximate "D" cup range.
Our patient reports significant relief from the pain she'd endured for years. She is very pleased with her aesthetic results as well.
Many of our patients seek Breast Reduction in our San Jose facility.
This woman wanted the size of her breasts reduced, due to back pain she was experiencing. We performed a Breast Reduction, removing approximately 1.5 pounds from each breast. The surgery took about 2 hours, and was performed in our certified and fully-accredited outpatient surgical suite.
The patient was very happy with the outcome, and was able to resume her normal activities within a couple of weeks.
A woman in her early 30s, who has been troubled for many years by the physical effects of overly large breasts. Her double to triple-D size breasts had been contributing to ongoing shoulder and upper back pain, and causing painful grooves in the 'bra strap' area of her shoulders. The symptoms were affecting her active lifestyle in many ways, to the point that she needed pain medication frequently, and would often resort to masking her appearance with extra layers of clothing or undergarments.
She decided to undergo Breast Reduction surgery. During the procedure in our accredited San Jose surgical facility, close to 400 grams of tissue was removed from each breast, slightly differing amounts to address some asymmetry. The breasts were tailored, shaped and lifted. Our patient is very pleased with the outcome of her surgery, and her new sense of comfort.