Gain Comfort by Reducing Your Breasts

Excess glandular and fatty breast tissue creates physical discomfort for both women and men. This discomfort can range from minor to debilitating and can affect the quality of life for many individuals. Unfortunately, excess tissue and fat in the breasts do not often respond to diet and exercise, and for many individuals, surgery is their only option. Reduction procedures like breast reduction for women and gynecomastia surgery for men can ease breast-related discomfort and allow individuals to get back to the activities they love.

Woman wearing a sports bra

What Causes Discomfort?

Having excess breast tissue places a strain on the back, neck, shoulders, and chest. While this is more often seen in women with cumbersome breasts, it can also be experienced in men with a significant excess of tissue. Any excess tissue is extra weight, and as gravity pulls this tissue downward, additional pressure is placed on the surrounding areas. Women often have to change their posture to counteract the weight of the breasts; this can put their spine out of alignment and create further damage and discomfort.

In addition to the physical discomfort, both men and women experience unsightly and undesirable skin conditions due to their breasts rubbing together. As this happens, rashes and dry skin forms between and under the breasts. These rashes can be itchy or downright painful.

How Can Surgical Treatments Help?

For Women

Breast reduction surgery is performed on women who suffer from the effects of overly large breasts. Through incisions made around the areola and vertically down the breast, Dr. Schlechter removes excess glandular and fatty tissue that results in smaller, more compact, and lighter breasts.

For Men

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by excess breast tissue and fat in men. This creates both physical and emotional discomfort. Gynecomastia is treated through gynecomastia surgery. This surgery is typically a multistep procedure that uses both liposuction and surgical excision. Liposuction or Smartlipo™ is first used to remove any excess fatty tissue in the breast before breast tissue and skin are surgically removed.

For more information or to schedule up a consultation, please contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 624-2740 or by filling out our online contact form.

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