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Breast Reduction in Tampa, FL

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Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)

Safely restoring your body’s natural proportion

Larger breasts place undue stress on your neck, shoulders, and spine, which often results in chronic back pain and poor posture. Discover relief from these issues and fit in your clothes better with breast reduction surgery by Dr. David E. Halpern in Tampa, Florida.

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery, commonly referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is one of many surgical procedures offered by Tampa’s Triple-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David E. Halpern. Reduction mammoplasty minimizes exceptionally large breasts to proportionately custom-fit for your body. In addition, the procedure removes excessive skin around the breasts, glandular tissue, and breast fat, and lifts the nipple into a more natural position leading to a healthier body, self-image, and increased self-confidence.

Breast reduction surgery improves well-being and boosts confidence

Breast Reduction Benefits

Dr. David E. Halpern is a Triple- Board Certified Tampa plastic surgeon and your Tampa breast reduction specialist if you are considering reduction mammoplasty. You will find that breast reduction surgery is often the answer to improving your overall well-being and boosting confidence. Dr. David E. Halpern will help you achieve your desired breast size by providing a personalized approach to your beauty needs and exceptional patient care, ensuring your safety and comfort.

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When should I consider breast reduction surgery?

unnatural strain on the neck, upper back, and shoulders

Tens of thousands of women throughout the U.S. undergo breast reduction surgery annually with pleasing results. However, if you experience frequent shoulder, neck, or back pain or poor posture due to the heavy weight of large breasts, breast reduction surgery should be considered. Excess breast tissue weight puts unnatural strain on the neck, upper back, and shoulders and worsens with the aging process.

If you experience overall body discomfort due to extreme breast size or suffer from an inability to participate in or restrictions on exercise and physical activity due to breast size and weight, breast reduction surgery can make the difference in your level of activity and confidence. Other breast reduction surgery candidates include women whose breasts are heavy and pendulous, resulting in nipples and areolas pointing downward, have one breast noticeably larger than the other, or have unsightly indentations on the shoulders from tight bra straps. In addition, many of our patients experience chronic skin irritations and fungal infections underneath their breasts due to the high Florida heat and find mammoplasty effective in treating or preventing these types of rashes

Your Breast Reduction Procedure

Find relief from the pain of oversized breasts

Your outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes three to four hours. The type of approach for breast reduction will vary and depends on your aesthetic needs. Dr. Halpern’s surgical techniques include:

  • Lollipop breast reduction incision—This is a type of incision where a vertical incision is made from the bottom of the breast around the areola. The vertical incision is best for moderate sagging and size reduction.
  • Inverted-T breast reduction incision—This incision is in the shape of an anchor and is made around the areola and extends down to connect the incision within the crease; The inverted-T incision is ideal for significant sagging and size reduction.

Breast Reduction Recovery & Results

downtime and heal-time

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There is a difference between downtime and heal-time. During recovery, you can expect not to return to work for one to two weeks. Full recovery takes about six to eight weeks for the swelling to subside. In most cases, you will have a surgical bra to support your breasts after surgery. It will take up to one year for your scars to fade, but once your swelling is gone, you will see the full effect of your breast reduction.

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Schedule your Tampa Breast Reduction consultation with Dr. Halpern today

Trust us for beautiful results

If you have questions regarding breast reduction in combination with a lift which is part of this procedure, or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, contact our office to schedule a personal beauty consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern. Dr. Halpern is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience. At Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, our dedicated team will guide you through your aesthetic journey.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions

A breast reduction is a safe and effective procedure. However, some risks include minor asymmetry, bleeding, infection, partial or complete nipple loss or diminished nipple sensation and scarring.

The cost of your procedure is customized to your specific treatment plan and may vary from other patients. After your consultation, your patient coordinator will discuss your surgical costs. Dr. Halpern offers payment and financing options for your convenience.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern today

Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.

Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery is located in the Hyde Park area of South Tampa. We serve patients in Tampa Bay, Hyde Park, and out-of-town patients across Florida and beyond.