Case of the Month: June

Case of the Month: June

photos courtesy of Dr. Daniel Suver, MD, FACS

Breast Reduction

This young woman had large breasts since adolescence.  They only became larger after having children.  She suffered from persistent neck and back pain that she attributed to the weight of her breasts.  She desired aggressive breast reduction to ensure resolution of her pain.

I performed a pedicled breast reduction, which means that the breast tissue is reduced, while keeping the nipple and areola connected to what is retained.  This maximizes chances of preservation of nipple sensation, and in women desiring future child bearing, would maximize the chance of being able to breastfeed successfully.

This delightful woman experienced full resolution of her neck and back pain, and has retained sensation.  She says the procedure has been life changing.  Activities such as running and jumping are now possible without discomfort, and her chronic pains are now a fading memory.