Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can be very helpful for patients who suffer from the physical and emotional effects associated with having breasts that are too large for their bodies. Dr. John P. Zimmermann can reduce excess tissue in the breasts for improved proportions and balance with the rest of your body. Advanced breast reduction procedures can ultimately help you renew the appearance of your breasts, reduce discomfort, and feel more confident in the way you look.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Breast reduction can provide a number of benefits to patients with excess skin and fat in the breasts. These benefits often include:

  • Less sagging and drooping of the breasts
  • Relief from neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Less potential for bra-strap indentations
  • The ability to wear desired clothing
  • Less self-consciousness about the appearance of the breasts

During your initial consultation with Dr. Zimmermann, he will talk with you about all aspects of breast reduction surgery and answer any questions you may have.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction can be performed utilizing liposuction, surgical tissue removal, or a combination of both, depending on your unique needs. Traditional surgical techniques involve an incision made from the areas of the nipples down to the crease where the breasts meet the chest. Dr. Zimmermann will eliminate excess tissue, reposition the nipples, and reduce the size of the areolas (the dark-pigmented areas surrounding the nipples). The breasts are then reshaped for the desired contour and size. Dr. Zimmermann will work diligently to ensure that any residual scarring is as light as possible.

The entire breast reduction procedure takes two and a half to three hours, and is typically performed as an outpatient. Most patients are able to resume normal daily routines after one week; however, the exact recovery process will vary with each patient.

Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley

For more information on breast reduction options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmermann, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley.