WHAT IS Breast Reduction?
While there are numerous women who desire a larger bustline, there are just as many who wish for smaller breasts that don't get in the way of their daily lives and comfort. This is because abnormally large breasts can cause social and functional challenges for women, bringing about issues with self-confidence, embarrassment, and aches and pains. To help Doylestown, PA patients achieve a reduced, feminine bust, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers breast reduction surgery. This aesthetic procedure at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. Breast reduction surgery also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they look natural with the patient's new breast size. In some situations, a breast lift is performed along with reduction surgery to produce a more taut and younger-looking appearance.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery in Doylestown, PA at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can help you achieve a new start with numerous life-changing benefits, including:
- Lifts and reshapes the breasts
- Resizes the nipples
- Creates a "perkier" rejuvenated look
- Improves movement and mobility
- Reduces neck and back pain
- Helps make exercise and physical activity easier
- Enhances body proportions and aesthetic
- Reduces chafing and skin irritation
- Allows you to wear more types of clothing
- Boosts self-image and confidence
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Tamburrino is an exceptional surgeon and person! Beyond his obvious skill and talent, he is incredibly kind and caring. I chose to see Dr. Tamburrino for a breast reduction after years of neck and shoulder pain. When I first met with Dr. Tamburrino, he took the time to listen, explain the procedure, and answer any questions that I had. I felt completely at ease throughout the entire process. I am so thrilled with my results! I feel beautiful and comfortable in my body. I should mention that I traveled from NYC to Pennsylvania to see Dr. Tamburrino- I needed to see the best surgeon! I continue to see him for botox and lip filler. His staff is fantastic, too!"- E.M. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"I have been a patient of Dr. Tamburrino for the last 3 years and will never trust or go to anyone else. He reconstructed my former breast augmentation and kinda created a miracle...they were a mess and an embarrassment, i now love and no longer hate to look at myself in the mirror. Along with that he revised a long time scare from a tummy tuck that i was just insecure about...i no longer hide these scares thanks to Dr. Tamburrino... Not the end of my experience. .i had my lips done and because of the technique he used by numbing my lips before injecting it was absolutely the easiest procedure i had ever had as most give you ice packs and you barely make it through...the pain is so bad.... I tell everyone that is interested in lip injections to seek out Dr.Tamburrino... My botox, is a work in progress as it should be.........it takes time for an expert to figure out what your specific needs are. No 2 faces are i alike. I will never put my trust in another Specialist........as i can say this practice is a team effort that actually cares"- J.G. / Google / Feb 10, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"Words can not describe the fantastic experience I had with Dr. Tamburrino. He was beyond welcoming along with his staff. Every person in that office is incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and excellent at what they do. I was looking to get a breast augmentation as I was not happy with my breast shape and size. As a young women, it can be confidence draining and upsetting. Upon my research, I stumbled across this office. I could not be happier with the decision I made to get a procedure done here. Dr. Tamburrino was beyond comforting and understanding with the results that I wanted. He throughly discussed the safest options for me and eased any nerves I had. He made me feel understood and gave me every ounce of reassurance I needed. Dr. Tamburrino and his staff were with me every single step of my journey and I could not be more grateful for them. The results of my breast augmentation succeeded my expectations and I have never felt more confident and beautiful in my skin. I have to give the biggest thank you to Dr. Tamburrino, Anna, Andrea, and the rest of his incredible staff for everything that you did for me. Like I said before, words will never be able to describe the incredible experience I had. I highly highly recommend this practice."- M. / Google / Sep 01, 2023
"Dr Tambourino and his amazingly supportive team of professionals have become family to me. He performed a breast reduction and lift coupled with full abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck, and back liposuction in November 2022. I had a few complications that created an even deeper bond between me, Dr Joe and his team. The follow-up care was exceptional and I am beyond thrilled with my results. I can wear anything I want now and feel confident. I feel like I turned back the clock and have the body of a 25 year old again! 10/10 definitely recommend visiting Dr Joe for any of your cosmetic needs. Thank you Dr Joe for giving me my confidence back!"- K.H. / Google / Sep 28, 2023
WHO GETS BREAST REDUCTION?
If you suffer from excessively large breasts that get in the way of everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the smaller bust of your desires. This surgery is an effective procedure for women who experience constant frustration or cannot lead a fulfilling and active life due to the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin rashes or irritations (as well as back pain), this surgery can eliminate these annoyances. It's important that patients are at a normal weight and choose an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, who listens to their aesthetic goals and has the training to create a normal and natural appearance.
HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION DONE?
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on many factors, including the incision type, the general reduction technique, and the amount of tissue removal needed. Nipple and areola repositioning will also be a factor. Typically, liposuction is used for fat and tissue elimination to decrease the breast size. During your initial consultation, all of these factors will be addressed with Dr. Tamburrino. The topic of scarring is also carefully examined and talked through as it is common to occur. However, modern techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in overall scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding skin and tissue will be tightened.
What to Expect
After surgery, patients will be monitored closely in our private recovery facility and then sent home to heal. A small, tube-like draining device will most likely be inserted near the surgical site to help control bleeding. A medical sports bra will be provided for several days to improve blood flow to the breasts during the initial phase of the healing period. After about a month, the breasts will position themselves and settle and the post-op effects will disappear. The vast selection of our patients at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa say they feel relieved, lighter, and more self-assured. After breast reduction surgery, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel excited about your new look. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy weight so the outcomes are not affected in a negative way.
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY FAQS
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance may pay part of the cost of your surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, please inform Dr. Tamburrino so he can help with your insurance claim. You should contact your insurance company to find out if your policy might pay for surgery and get the information they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely make this decision based on measurements, like your height, weight, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position during breast reduction surgery. If a large amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved. Dr. Tamburrino will select a technique, like the anchor incision so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It is also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. All of these options will be explained during your consultation before Dr. Tamburrino helps you decide on the best treatment plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women may still be able to breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It is difficult to know whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Tamburrino recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After reduction surgery, your breasts may get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's better to be at a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you should do afterward to ensure your results last.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Tamburrino has helped countless women reclaim their health for a fuller life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your consultation at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, Dr. Tamburrino will talk through all of your potential options to help you attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no need to continue simply accepting the discomfort and lack of confidence that can come with having overlarge breasts. We welcome you to call our office in Doylestown, PA to learn more about life-changing breast reduction surgery.