About this Treatment
Breast reduction in Toledo, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts as well as improves support, contour, and shape.
Disproportionately large and asymmetrical breasts can cause several symptoms including upper back, neck, and shoulder pain and skin rash as well as be a source of significant emotional stress and self-image problems.
What It Is
Excessively large breasts can cause physical as well as emotional distress for women of any age. Disproportionately larger breasts or macromastia can result in pain of the upper back, shoulders, and neck due to the excess weight and poor support. Breast reduction in Toledo may be performed to address these medical issues or can also be done for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Frank Barone has extensive experience with a variety of surgical techniques for reducing breast excess and improving and balancing breast shape to relieve symptoms or simply improve self-image. Whatever your priorities and concerns may be, the EVOLV staff takes the time to get to know each patient personally, and special consideration is taken to design each surgical plan around your personal goals, concerns, and lifestyle.
What It Treats
Excessive breast size, weight and poor support that cause discomfort or embarrassment
Pain resulting from strain on the upper back, neck and shoulders
Physical activity restrictions
Disproportion and body image problems
Chronic skin rash caused by the irritation from breast weight and lack of support
- 3 - 3.5 hours
- 2 - 3 weeks
- Improved Body Image Improves body self-image and confidence by reshaping and lifting breasts to appropriate and balanced size and position.
- Less Pain Relieves pain and symptoms related to excessive breast weight and lack of support.
- Easy Recovery Allows patients to wear clothing, exercise and perform activities that were previously limited due to breast size.
- Prevents Pain Helps prevent long-term physical problems due to breast size such as neck, back and shoulder pain.
- Prevents Skin Problems Prevents, reduces, or improves skin problems such as chronic rash and stretch marks.
How Breast Reduction Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, breast reduction in Toledo workup involves complete family and medical history, examination, discussion of goals and review of all options. Patients with well documented physical problems resulting from excessive breast size may be eligible for insurance coverage. All costs will be itemized and reviewed with the EVOLV Patient Coordinator. Preoperative evaluation also includes photo documentation and an extensive discussion and review of incision size and placement and related concerns.
Breast reduction surgery in Toledo is always done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under a light general anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
You will meet with your surgeon in the pre-op area for marking and incision design and planning. Incision placement and length will depend on the degree of reduction and correction needed and the amount of tissue and skin laxity. The goal is to design a limited and well-hidden incisional scar that allows the necessary lifting and reshaping of the breast. Most often this is accomplished by a ‘vertical reduction’ technique that leaves an incision around the areola and then extends vertically to the fold under the breast. Incision size will depend also upon the degree of reduction but Dr. Barone prefers the smaller vertical scar technique which does not leave a visible scar on the side of the breast or in the midline as does the traditional inverted ’T’ technique.
After making the planned incision, the nipple and areola are preserved on the underlying breast tissue so they can be repositioned, and nerves and blood supply maintained. A solution that constricts blood vessels and blocks sensory nerves (‘tumescent solution’) is perfused into the lateral breast and axilla and then VASER ultrasonic liposuction is performed in these areas to remove excess fatty tissue and preserve the sensory nerves and blood vessels. With minimal dissection, tissues are released and then secured with sutures as the breast is reduced and reshaped. Long-acting pain blocks (Exparel) or a nerve stimulator to decrease post-operative discomfort are preferred to reduce discomfort and downtime. Incisions are closed with dissolvable internal sutures and dressings and bra applied. No drains are typically necessary.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. You will usually experience some relief from preoperative symptoms and see the visible improvements immediately and they will continue to get better as swelling and bruising subside. We will give you specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit. Your final breast reduction shape should restore a contour that is balanced and proportional to your body contour and result in relief from the majority or all your related preoperative symptoms.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Barone and his staff are competent, friendly, and compassionate. The entire experience was better than I could have imagined. The results even better! I am a little over 2 months post-op for Mastopexy with implant replacement and capsulotomy. I had virtually no pain and they look fantastic!! I can’t say enough. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barone and the staff at evolv. [Single best thing is…] There isn’t one thing because all of it was great. However, at a pre-op visit I conveyed my concern about post op nausea and vomiting. Dr. Barone addressed it right away with appropriate medications. I had none. I felt great!
Dr. Barone and his entire staff are exceptional. From the first phone call to make my appointment throughout the entire process including follow-up appointments, I felt welcome and knew I was in good hands. Initially I was scared/nervous about the breast reduction surgery i wanted and needed. After meeting Dr. Barone and his amazing staff, I knew I made the right decision in my choice of procedure and in my doctor. It has now been one year since my surgery, and I feel and look amazing! As a matter of fact, when I went for my mammogram, I was telling the radiologist about my reduction, and she complimented my breasts. She wanted to know who performed the procedure, because she would recommend him. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Barone.
The minute I woke up I could feel the difference in my neck. The tension and tightness was gone. I had no pain and was very pleased to have smaller breasts. The whole procedure was amazing and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank You!
Dr. Barone and every staff member I have encountered listened to me, treated me with respect and were happy! Happy staff make an amazing practice! You can tell the folks here actually love their job and want to take care of you! I had ample time to ask questions, be heard, and every effort was made to ensure I was comfortable before, during and after surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
If you are considering breast reduction in Toledo, it is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural-appearing results with breast reduction surgery.
Patient safety and natural appearing-results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
Dr. Barone is an experienced and fully credentialed board-certified plastic surgeon and has completed accredited post graduate fellowships in aesthetic and breast surgery and has over 30 years of experience in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed nursing staff and anesthesiologist. Candidates considering breast reduction surgery in Toledo at EVOLV are thoroughly examined and fully prepared and receive medical clearance before the procedures. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.