Breast Reduction in Baltimore, MD

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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.

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.

Breast Reduction FAQ

Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
In some cases, your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, tell Dr. Schultz so he can help you with your insurance claim. You should also talk to your insurance company to find out if your specific policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements like your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position during breast reduction surgery. If a large amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola are may need to be moved. Dr. Schultz will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It is also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be discussed during your consultation before Dr. Schultz helps you choose the best treatment plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery may affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to know whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Schultz recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.

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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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.