What is a Breast Reduction?
Oversized breasts can cause social, functional, and physical concerns for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to insecurity issues and overall embarrassment, as well as neck and back pain. Dr. Ben Schultz, ABPS Certified, is a plastic surgeon in Baltimore, MD, who has helped countless women regain their confidence and feel more comfortable through breast reduction surgery. This procedure removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to recontour the breasts to a more desired size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and repositions them — so they look natural with the new breast size. In most situations, a breast lift can be performed to provide a more taut and youthful appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"After years of enduring back pain with all kinds of treatments-NOTHING worked now even the months is spine injections. My blessing cam when my primary care doctor suggested that I may need to reduce the size of my breast to have some relief from the back pain. My angel- Dr. Ben changed my life! From my initial visit I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Ben assured me that everything was going to be O.K. Dr. Ben’s bedside manners made me feel like he had my best interest and my surgery was going to give me a new lease on life! That is exactly what has happened!!! What a difference I feel after having the bread surgery on June 29th. Not only has my back pain been eliminated but I love the new size of my breast! I will soon be able to purchase a bra in Victorias Secret!!!!! Thank you doctor Ben for your excellent work and your genuine kindness towards me. You made the entire process free of red tape and I love the new size of my breast!!! I 100% would recommend you to anyone needing breast reduction!!!"- S.A. / Google / Aug 13, 2022
"I initially had reservations about seeing a male doctor for my breast reduction surgery because it was a tremendously emotional decision for me, and I wanted to have a doctor who would be able to understand. I am so glad that I didn’t let that deter me from seeing Dr. Ben—he turned out to be compassionate, patient, and (despite not having breasts himself) was incredibly understanding of my process. His humor and easygoing manner made me feel so comfortable and at ease through the whole process. I’m glad I gave him a chance! I’m also glad that I went forward with the surgery—I had immediate relief from back pain, I’m more comfortable in my body, and Im enjoying the way my breasts look and feel more than I have in 20 years (since I passed cup size DD when I was in middle school). My only regret was not having the surgery years ago. When I had an allergic reaction to the glue used in my surgery I needed additional care, and Dr. Ben was easy to reach, returning my texts even on evenings and weekends. It was also easy to reach his office staff. They were all efficient, accommodating, and pleasant to talk to. I’ve had chronic illness and pain my entire life, so I have seen a LOT of doctors—Dr Ben and his entire office were definitely better than most. They helped me feel safe, calm, and confident while making a big decision. I think they are everything a doctors office should be (complete with hugs at every appointment)"- A.W. / Google / Nov 18, 2022
How is a breast reduction performed?
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient procedure and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on several factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The nipple and areola repositioning will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is needed for fat removal to decrease breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Schultz. The topic of scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is common to occur. However, advanced techniques have led to a decrease in the visibility of scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will then be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin will be tightened.
Dr. Schultz has helped countless women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Schultz will go over all of the steps to reach your aesthetic desires and create a customized treatment plan to fit your goals. There is no need to continue simply accepting the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany large breasts. We invite you to call our office in Baltimore, MD, to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.