Breast Reduction in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
Dr. Buinewicz, a triple board-certified plastic, and reconstructive surgeon has over 23 years of experience in performing breast reductions. Dr. Buinewicz is a leader in breast corrective and breast reduction surgery. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery is located in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ, and serves the men and women who live in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of one or both breasts. It is considered to be a permanent solution, but hormonal changes, gravity, and the aging process can lead to small increases in breast volume. Also, the procedure does nothing to prevent or correct sagging.
Dr. Buinewicz offers breast reduction procedures to those with abnormally large breasts who wish to enhance their appearance. A breast reduction can help restore self-esteem to those who have lost it due to feeling embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of one or more of their breasts.
Excessively large breasts can be more than a mere cosmetic concern. They can cause back and neck pain and pressure, as well as bra strap grooves in the shoulders, chronic rashes, or infections. Breast reduction can help decrease the volume and weight of the breasts and reshape them into a more youthful, firm appearance.
Am I A Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
You are a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you feel that your breasts are disproportionately larger for your body frame. The excessive weight of breast tissue in large breasts can lead to health problems. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations, and breathing problems can commonly result from large breasts.
When to Consider Breast Reduction
- If your breasts cause back, neck, or shoulder pain or are too large for your frame
- If your breasts are asymmetrical in size
- If your breasts are heavy with downward-pointing nipples
- If you are self-conscious or unsatisfied about the appearance of large breasts
Benefits of Breast Reduction
- Can address back, neck, and shoulder pain and help you exercise and breathe easier
- Allows your breasts to be in better proportion to your frame
- Increases breast firmness
- Better-fitting clothes.
- Enhances self-confidence.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The details of your individual surgery will be based upon your own unique anatomy, expectations, and the assessment of Dr. Buinewicz. A breast reduction procedure is most often performed with a three-part incision. One is placed under the breast, one is placed around the areola to the crease under the breast, while another will be horizontal and under the breast crease.
A breast reduction procedure may involve an areola incision and one vertical incision along the natural breast crease. Excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed, and the areola and nipple will be moved higher. The areola size will be reduced.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Three days after your breast reduction surgery, your dressings will be removed, and you can begin showering again. One week later, your surgical drains can be removed, and you may resume non-vigorous activity. When three weeks have passed, swelling, bruising, and discomfort should noticeably diminish, and you will no longer require a support bra.
You should also notice improved nipple and areola sensation at this time. You can then resume mild exercise and normal activity. Once a few more months have passed, your breasts should begin settling into a more natural contour, and your incisions will begin fading. Around this time, you should also notice that your neck, back, and shoulder pain has greatly diminished.
Are Breast Reduction Results Permanent?
Although breast reduction results are basically permanent, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and aging may again alter the size and shape of your breasts later in life.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
Insurance providers will generally cover the cost of breast reduction surgery when over-sized breasts cause an actual medical condition or discomfort of a chronic nature. If the purpose of the breast reduction surgery is purely cosmetic, surgery costs are not normally covered by insurance.
Dr. Buinewicz is happy to accept payment in the form of cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Financing is also available to ensure that patients can afford to have breast reduction surgery when needed.
Contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Buinewicz and his skilled staff of nurses and medical assistants. The team at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ, and serving the men and women who live in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA, will guide you step by step.