Many women experience a variety of medical problems resulting from the weight of large, sagging breasts. These may include upper and lower back pain, shoulder pain, skin irritation at the lower breast folds, and indents in the shoulders from bra straps. Just as important are the psychological effects of self-consciousness and limitations of certain physical activities due to breast size.
Your Confidential Consultation
At the initial consultation, goals and expectations of breast reduction surgery will be discussed. The procedure will be explained in detail factors which influence the surgery such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts and the tone of the breast skin will be reviewed.
Different techniques for performing breast reduction and the location of the incisions will be discussed. A mammogram may be recommended preoperatively depending on your age and family or personal history of breast disease. Patients considering a breast reduction are encouraged to review FAQs about breast reduction surgery before meeting with Dr. Greenberg for their consultation.
"Thank you for the new lease on life. I waited for a long time to have the work done and I could not be happier. Again and again thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
"I love the transformation. The surgery really makes me feel great about myself. Dr. Greenberg shows so much interest in his patients and gives them so much time. So often doctors just want to get you in and out. Not Dr. Greenberg. He never seems to be in a hurry to move on and he always treats you with respect."
During the Procedure
Mammaplasty may be performed in our accredited in-office surgical facility or in the hospital depending on the individual circumstances. An overnight stay is recommended for your safety, comfort and convalescence. Breast reduction surgery takes 3 to 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
After Your Surgery
A surgical bra and a light dressing are worn for one week following breast reduction surgery. Swelling and discoloration of your breasts generally subside after a few days. Limited activity is recommended for the first week. You should be able to drive and return to work 1-2 weeks after surgery. Resumption of usual activities, including regular exercise, is possible 3 weeks following breast reduction surgery.
To schedule a consultation to discuss all aspects of your breast reduction surgery with Dr. Greenberg, please call our office in Winter Park at 407-644-3137. We welcome patients throughout the Orlando and nearby areas of Florida.