Understanding Breast Reduction Procedure
It could be said that on the topic of breast reduction New Hampshire women have come to associate breast surgery with the desire to have larger, fuller breasts. Many patients, however, turn to plastic surgeon Dina A. Eliopoulos with a different request: for a number of very personal reasons, they desire smaller breasts. Fortunately, plastic surgery offers an excellent solution for such women, in the form of breast reduction surgery.
Please view Dr. Eliopoulos’ breast reduction before and after results. These are actual patients.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Although some women want to have smaller breasts for cosmetic reasons, the breast reduction NH patients receive is often performed to alleviate medical problems. Regardless of a woman’s reasons for undergoing the procedure, at our plastic surgery practice breast reduction is always performed in such a way that patients emerge looking and feeling incredible.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Some women do not realize that having disproportionately large breasts can introduce some drawbacks, including back and shoulder pain. One of the reasons that breast reduction has become such a popular procedure is that larger breasts can be quite heavy, causing back pain, bra strap indentations, and a variety of other aches and pains. Many of our breast implant revision surgeries involve replacing large breast implants with smaller implants because patients discover that they look less natural with the former. And one of the advantages of having smaller breasts is that they are less likely to sag significantly over time.
While there are many benefits to a large, shapely bust line, those who have breasts that are overly dense and too heavy for their body frame know all too well the potential downsides of large breasts. Large, heavy breasts can be dragged down by their weight, compromising the overall shape of the bust line, and creating significant pain and physical limitations for those who are burdened with a disproportionate bust line.
What to Expect in a Consultation
Dr. Dina Eliopoulos has nearly 2 decades of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, with a reputation for dedication, surgical excellence, and professionalism. The purpose of her consultation is not to “convince you” to undergo a procedure, but to learn about your goals and educate you on your surgical options.Schedule a Consultation Today
Breast surgery can improve the size, shape, and lift of the breasts, giving patients a bust line that is more aligned with their aesthetic goals. In the case of oversized breasts, the surgery of choice is a breast reduction. Plastic surgeon Dina A. Eliopoulos performs breast reduction techniques New Hampshire women can trust, giving them the proportionate, shapely, and attractive bust line they desire.
There are different incision options to consider when it comes to breast reduction surgery, but the most widely used technique, by far, is the wise pattern technique, which involves the use of an anchor-shaped incision. This technique offers the most control and allows for the greatest degree of alteration.
An incision is made around the perimeter of the nipple areolar complex and then extended vertically down the center of the breast and then horizontally across the breast wall (beneath the natural crease of the breast). This incision allows Dr. Eliopoulos to resize and reposition the nipple areolar, remove excess breast fat and tissue, and reposition and reshape the remaining breast tissue. The results of this technique are smaller, firmer breasts that have been lifted to a more youthful position.
While not as widely used, two additional breast reduction technique options are the Benelli technique (which uses only a circular incision around the areolar complex) and the vertical scar technique (which uses an incision that circles the areolar complex and then extends vertically down the center of the breast). These techniques are better suited for patients who are looking to reduce breast size but require only minimal alteration to the shape or position of the breasts.
"Deciding to have a breast reduction was a bit difficult for me but it turned out to be the best decision. The results of it have improved my quality of life. My experience under Dr. Eliopoulos' care was beyond exceptional. She makes you feel immediately comfortable. She addresses every question and concern. Dr. Eliopoulos and her amazing staff treated me with care and respect. They walk you through the entire preparation process with ease. I would recommend them highly." TR, Age: 49, Home Health
What Patients Say
“Being a thin, small-boned woman my entire life, with size 36DD breasts, I had wrestled on/off with the idea of breast reduction surgery. Fear had kept me from moving forward in my quest. I asked my primary for a recommendation and Dr. Eliopoulos' name came up. From the moment I walked through the doors to her waiting room, I felt at ease. It's a beautiful, calming space with a spa-like quality. Quiet and soft. Dr. Eliopoulos' demeanor was enthusiastic, friendly and professional. She spent the entire time going over her book of before/after photos, answering my questions and making sure that I knew exactly what the surgery entailed. It was evident from the get-go that she was the competent professional that I had been looking for. I had my surgery and it was the single best decision I have ever made for myself. Dr. Eliopoulos is extremely skilled at what she does. My breasts look amazing. 1.7 lbs of breast tissue was removed. I feel lighter, clothing fits better and no neck, shoulder and back pain! Even my husband agrees. Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Eliopoulos for doing such an incredible job. It takes a woman to know how breasts should look. I enthusiastically recommend her (and have) to anyone considering breast reduction surgery.” — Judy
Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
See Dr. Eliopoulos' breast reduction before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor.
“Deciding to have a breast reduction was a bit difficult for me but it turned out to be the best decision. The results of it have improved my quality of life. My experience under Dr. Eliopoulos' care was beyond exceptional. She makes you feel immediately comfortable. She addresses every question and concern. Dr. Eliopoulos and her amazing staff treated me with care and respect. They walk you through the entire preparation process with ease. I would recommend them highly.” — Jeanne
“I am 49 years old and recently had a Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck done by Dr. Eliopoulos. I have not felt better in over 20 years. I am a mother of 2 boys who were breastfed for about 6 months each. I had a lot of stretch marks and fat from my pregnancies along with very large saggy breasts. After many years of trying to squeeze into normal size bras, I was finally measured for the correct bra size, and I was a size 36G. I did not even realize that they went up that high. I almost cried. I have gone from a size 36G to a 36C. I now look properly proportioned, and have been told that this looks extremely natural. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Eliopoulos and her staff. They are very professional and my results could not have been better. Dr. Eliopoulos is extremely good at what she does. She has given me back my body, pre children, and I must say, I do look and feel great. My self esteem is very high and I feel so much better about myself. It is just too bad that I waited so long to have this done after having my children.” — Ginny
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Chances are that if you are wondering whether you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, you probably are. Most people who are in good general health and aware of the risks associated with any surgical procedure are good candidates for breast reduction. Perhaps most importantly, patients who wish to undergo breast reduction are doing so for their own reasons and not due to any outside pressure. They should be in good mental health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. During their initial consultation with Dr. Eliopoulos, patients will be advised of their options and thoroughly screened to ensure that breast reduction is the best course of treatment for them.
You may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction if any, several, or all of the following criteria apply to you:
- Your breasts are disproportionately large compared to your body frame
- You have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly due to the size of your breasts
- You draw unwanted attention due to the size of your breasts
- You experience physical pain, such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, due to the weight of your breasts
- You are unable to participate in certain physical activities, such as certain exercises and types of sports, because your breasts get in the way
- The size of your breasts is affecting your posture or the way you walk
- You suffer from bra strap indentations in your shoulder because your breasts are too heavy
- You suffer from feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment, or even anxiety because your breasts are disproportionately large
It should be noted that breast reduction is not exclusively performed on female patients. Males who suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, marked by the development of enlarged breasts, can also benefit greatly from breast reduction surgery.
Our Chelmsford breast surgery patients turn to Dr. Eliopoulos because of her experience, surgical skill, and eye for aesthetic detail. She is known by her peers and patients alike as an outstanding plastic surgeon who produces consistently excellent results.
If you are dissatisfied with your appearance or are suffering from physical ailments due to the size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery may be the ideal solution for you. To learn more about breast reduction at our Chelmsford plastic surgery practice, please contact Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like more information about breast reduction, including what to expect during recovery, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eliopoulos.