While many consider full breasts an asset, those with overly-large breasts know the physical and emotional burdens of a voluptuous chest size: shoulder and neck pain, discomfort during exercise, painful indentations from bra straps, self-consciousness, and difficulty fitting into certain clothing. A more balanced body proportion can be achieved through breast reduction for New Jersey and Philadelphia women. Dr. Sorokin offers this procedure to help women who are looking to free themselves from the discomfort and distraction caused by very large breasts.
Why Us for Your Breast Enhancement
- Dr. Sorokin offers a "rapid recovery" technique so you can enjoy your results sooner.
- Our practice is known for its specialization in breast surgery – from breast augmentation to complex revision cases.
- Dr. Sorokin is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the time to understand your goals.
At Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, breast reduction surgery can offer many women a more balanced appearance and a reprieve from physical and emotional discomfort. Request a consultationRequest a consultation with Dr. Sorokin or call our office in Cherry Hill at .
Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction
Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. In addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance, you will likely be relieved to learn that a healthier, more comfortable life awaits you. Many women in the Tri-State area with larger breasts find that breast reduction surgery result in a remarkable transformation when their breast size causes:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Self-consciousness and emotional anxiety
- Premature sagging
- Disproportionate or "top heavy" body shape
- Restriction of physical activity
- Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Dr. Sorokin begins most breast reduction procedures with an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. Next, Dr. Sorokin removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin before he repositions the nipple and areola to a location higher on the breast. During the initial consultation, together with Dr. Sorokin you will be able to choose a procedure that is most appropriate for your breast shape and desired size.
Unlike many New Jersey cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Sorokin understands the importance of discussing your surgical options and objectives before the procedure so that he can work with you to select a surgical method that will give you the breast size, position, and shape you're looking for. Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction often results in the quickest changes to body image and emotional well-being. Patients are often overwhelmed by the elimination of physical pain and excited to have a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.
Recovery Following Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Sorokin will instruct you to get plenty of rest and limit your movement for several days after surgery in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Bandages are applied immediately following your procedure to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once Dr. Sorokin removes the bandages, you will be fitted with a specialized surgical bra that will need to be worn around the clock for several weeks.
Although most patients return to their daily activities in a few days, your breasts may still ache occasionally for up to a month. Most swelling and bruising will subside in the first few weeks, but it may be 6 months to a year before your breasts settle into their new shape, and even then their shape may change in response to hormonal shifts, weight changes, or pregnancy.
Your breasts may swell and become tender during the first menstrual period after surgery. Altered sensations of the breast skin and nipple are common symptoms following the procedure. Some women may experience numbness, while others may experience hypersensitivity. In some cases, these altered sensations may be permanent.
Stitches generally will be removed in 1 to 3 weeks. Many patients are concerned about scarring following breast reduction surgery. Dr. Sorokin will place incisions so that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible, but scars may remain lumpy and red for several months before gradually becoming less obvious.