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Breast Reduction

An overly large chest can take a heavy physical and emotional toll. A reduction with Dr. Berkowitz is designed to sculpt breasts that are still full and feminine – but much more manageable.

What can a breast reduction do for you?

  • Sculpt smaller + lighter breasts
  • Create a firm and youthful chest
  • Boost your body confidence
  • Correct any breast asymmetry
  • Treat skin irritation due to large breasts
  • Relieve back pain and posture problems

Quick quiz: Is a breast reduction right for you?

  • Are your breasts too large for your body?
  • Does your chest limit your ability to exercise?
  • Do you regularly experience back and neck pain?
  • Do your bra straps leave indentations in your shoulders?
  • Is irritation present along your breast crease?

If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above, there is a good chance that you will benefit from a breast reduction.

Your breast reduction options

Traditional

The traditional breast reduction technique is the most common. It’s ideal for women with very large breasts and involves an incision around the nipple, down the breast and along the breast crease. Through that extensive opening, Dr. Berkowitz can remove a substantial amount of breast tissue.

Vertical

The vertical technique involves an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast, creating a “lollipop” shape. It’s associated with less scarring than the traditional approach, along with a shorter recovery period. It’s best for women who want to remove a moderate amount of volume.

Scarless

Scarless breast reduction is done via gentle liposuction, through a small incision hidden in the armpit.

This approach is ideal for women with breasts composed primarily of fatty tissue – rather than glandular development.

The breast lift procedure

Step One: Anesthesia

Our anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort and safety during surgery.

Step Three: The reduction

Through your incision openings, Dr. Berkowitz will remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the lower breast area.

Step Two: Incisions

Depending on the specifics discussed during your initial consultation, Dr. Berkowitz will either make an anchor, a vertical or a scarless incision. Any cuts he creates will be strategically placed so that they are virtually imperceptible once you have healed.

Step Four: Nipple repositioning

Once he has sculpted smaller, firmer and more youthful breasts, Dr. Berkowitz will reposition the nipple so it’s in a more natural location on your new, smaller chest.

Schedule a Consultation

Restore your elevated chest with a breast lift with Dr. Berkowitz. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what this procedure can do for you. Learn more

The recovery: What to expect

Immediately after your procedure, Dr. Berkowitz will wrap your chest in a compression garment to promote healing and protect the area. You will remain in the recovery room for a period of time so that we can closely monitor your progress.

Shortly after surgery, you will be free to return home and begin the healing process. Over the next few weeks, you can expect:

  • Some pain that should be manageable with medication
  • Redness, swelling and bruising that will disappear gradually
  • Temporary changes in nipple sensation

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