With regards to overall patient satisfaction, Breast Reduction remains one of the highest rated plastic surgery procedures. Enlarged breasts are typically associated with a variety of functional problems and medical issues to include: neck / back / shoulder / breast pain, bra strap grooving, rashes and skin infections beneath the breasts, difficulty with performing self-exams and undergoing breast imaging, and trouble with impact-based aerobic exercise.
A Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure designed to decrease the size and volume of the breasts, elevate the nipple and areola, and reposition the breast tissue higher on the chest wall. Aside from drastically relieving the functional problems associated with having heavy breasts, this surgery also enhances breast shape and improves proportion as it relates to the body frame.
A variety of incision designs are available when determining how best to surgically reduce the breast. All patients will have a scar around their areola. Most will also have a vertical scar traveling downward in front of the breast, and still others will have the above scarring plus a horizontally oriented scar placed within the lower breast fold. Typically, the resultant scar pattern has an “anchor” shape or upside down “T” appearance, though this may vary depending on the preoperative size of the breasts and the degree of breast ptosis (sagging or drooping). These scar configurations are required to elevate the nipple/areola and remove the excess breast tissue and skin, resulting in the creation of firmer, higher, and more youthful, rejuvenated appearing breasts.
Dr. Krueger utilizes accredited, state-of-the-art surgical facilities to perform all breast reductions. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can be planned as either an outpatient surgery or one with an overnight facility stay. A return to light activities is expected within 3-5 days with a recommended avoidance of strenuous activity for approximately 3 weeks.
Dr. Krueger is happy to answer questions related to Breast Reduction surgery and help you determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. Additionally, he and his staff are willing to write a letter to your insurance company in hopes of securing approval to perform your surgery, as some insurance carriers have provisions to cover Breast Reduction surgery as a medically necessary procedure. For assistance, please feel free to   Contactour office today.