Breast Reduction in Baltimore, MD
While many women envy others who were blessed with large breasts, living with breasts that are too large for your body often leads to emotional and physical problems.
Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a skilled breast reduction surgeon, who is dedicated to helping women resolve the problems associated with large breasts.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Overly large breasts can leave you feeling both emotionally and physically uncomfortable. The weight of heavy breast tissue and the self-consciousness associated with having large breasts can impair your ability to lead an active and normal life. Breast reduction in Baltimore with Dr. Rottman is performed to relieve the neck, back, shoulder pain, rashes, and other physical discomforts, and create a breast size in balance and proportion with the rest of your body.
Before and After Breast Reduction with Dr. Rottman
Take a look at our breast reduction before and after pictures to see how Dr. Rottman has helped women living with excessively large breasts. The pictures are our real patients who have benefitted from breast reduction surgery, and are living life with more freedom and confidence.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction not only creates a lovelier proportion for your figure, but remedies many physical and emotional issues.
Overly large breasts cause neck, back and shoulder pain, and may lead to a lack of self-confidence or feelings of embarrassment. The condition also leads to practical challenges, including finding correctly fitting bras and clothing.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
You may be a candidate for breast reduction in Baltimore with Dr. Rottman if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
- Physical activity is limited by your breasts
- You have deep indentations from bra straps
- You have irritated skin beneath the creases of the breasts
- You have stretched breast skin and low-hanging breasts
- You have nipples that rest below the breast crease
- You have unsightly, enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin
- You experience back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- You have a BMI of 36% or less
Before and After
How Is Breast Reduction Performed?
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed through incisions on your breasts with surgical removal of excess fat, breast tissue, and skin. Liposuction may also be used in conjunction with these techniques to remove some of the excess fat. The technique chosen by Dr. Rottman will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, and the final result you envision.
During the procedure Dr. Rottman will lift and reshape the breast tissue to produce a contour that is in proportion with your figure. The nipple will be repositioned and, if needed, enlarged nipples can be reduced to create a lovelier breast.
The incision options include around the areola; a keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern, with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease; or an “inverted T” or anchor-shaped incision. Most of the incisions can be hidden along the natural contours of the breast to minimize their appearance after surgery; however, some may be visible on the breast surface, but placed in a position to be hidden within a bra or swimsuit top.
Preparing for Breast Reduction
Pre-surgical preparation for your breast reduction surgery may involve some preliminary blood and diagnostic tests. Another aspect of breast reduction surgery that many of our patients enjoy is the need to go shopping for new bras and clothing – your breast size will no longer limit your choices, and you can now choose to wear the tops and bras you want, typically in standard sizes.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
After breast reduction, you will be given a support bra to help reduce swelling and to support your new, smaller breasts. The results can be seen immediately and as the swelling subsides, you will be able to enjoy your breast reduction even more. Incision lines remain, but generally fade very nicely over time.
Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Breast Reduction?
Some of our patients are surprised by the emotional impact created by breast reduction surgery. It is important to understand that this is a significant life change, and although your breasts have been a hindrance, recovery can be an emotional time for you.
Not only are you recovering from a surgical procedure, but part of your life – large heavy breasts – has changed. Dr. Rottman and his staff focus on patient care and are always there, easy to contact directly, and ready to help.
What to Expect During Your Breast Reduction Consultation
A thorough examination of your breasts helps Dr. Rottman plan your individual breast reduction surgery. We encourage you to be open about all your concerns about your breast size, both emotional and physical. Dr. Rottman discusses your treatment plan and helps you have realistic expectations about breast reduction in Maryland.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
Because each breast reduction procedure varies based upon the needs of the patient, the cost will also vary. We work with CareCredit® and AlphaeonCredit® to help you finance your procedure. To learn more, visit our financing page.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a plastic surgeon and reconstructive plastic surgeon who is recognized for his unique, personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the ability to create exceptionally natural-looking results.
As every patient is unique, Dr. Rottman may employ either traditional or advanced techniques, based upon the patient’s needs.
Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.