Case of the Month: January

Case of the Month: January

photos courtesy of Dr. Daniel Suver, MD, FACS

Breast Reduction

This 23 year old woman suffered from severe neck, shoulder, and upper back pain since adolescence.  Her large breasts made it difficult to run or jump and be as physically active as she desired.  I treated her with breast reduction.  As is my standard, only a portion of the breast is removed, and the nipple and areola are kept connected to the remaining breast tissue.  This usually allows a woman to retain sensation in the nipple, and allows for breastfeeding in the future.

The patient has had total resolution of her pain, and is thrilled with the results. Scars are still pink in these three month results, but will continue to fade over the next year.