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Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)

Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a common procedure that reduces the size and improves the contour of breasts that are larger than desired. This procedure can alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain and is often related to the self-image problems associated with very large breasts. A candidate for reduction mammoplasty may suffer from pain from bra strap indentations, trouble breathing and improper fit of clothes.

Dr Matthew Lynch: Plastic Surgeon

When consulting with Dr. Lynch, the symptoms you are experiencing will be reviewed in detail. Additionally, Dr. Lynch will listen while you describe what you are expecting out of the procedure.

The reduction mammoplasty procedure is completed under general anesthesia. Dr. Lynch will make an incision around the areola and downward,¬†and remove breast and fatty tissue and skin, creating a more youthful breast contour and a breast size that is more proportional to the woman’s body. Although the areola will usually stay attached during the procedure, a very large breast or a more "droopy" (ptotic) breast may require that Dr. Lynch reposition  the areola higher on the breast so as to retain to create a more natural contour and appearance.

As with any surgery, some discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur, and for most patients usually resolves in a few days. Recovery after breast reduction will require avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a period of time immediately following the procedure. Surgical scars will be placed deliberately to minimize perception and will fade over time.

Dr. Lynch specializes in breast procedures. These include Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction. The New Jersey Breast Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Princeton Rejuvenation Institute include a state of the art accredited operating suite and ambulatory care center. The Reliant Surgical Center and its professional and caring staff will assure that your procedure is completed in comfort and privacy.

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