Breast Reduction Mammaplasty
16 year old female complained of neck, back, and shoulder pain from her heavy breasts. The discomfort was worse with position and she felt that she had to maintain an uncomfortable posture to balance her large breasts. The size had been stable for the past year. She had shoulder grooving from her bra and difficulty finding clothing that fit.
5 feet 3 1/2 inches tall and weighed 117 pounds and wore 33F bra. She had a tiny body with giant breasts that were out of proportion. Learn about teenager issues and plastic surgery.
Location surgery: Hospital operating room
Anesthesia: General with wet technique fluid infiltration
Superior Medial Pedicle with lateral and medial pillar tightening and Regnault type "B" short scar
Breast tissue removed:
- 510 grams left breast
- 480 grams right breast
Stay: One day in the hospital after surgery.
|Note both of these pictures are before surgery and demonstrate a stable breast size of this young patient before the operation.|
Picture 6 Months Before Breast Reduction Surgery
Picture Just Before Breast Reduction Surgery
Have the Breast Stopped Growing?
Each woman's breast growth matures at a different age. Reduction mammoplasty is best after the breasts have fully grown. However, some women experience massive breast growth that is just too uncomfortable to deal with the heavy weight. Options include waiting until the breasts have finished growing or deal with the chance of the need for repeat surgery.
|Image Before Breast Reduction Surgery|
|Image 5 Weeks After Breast Reduction Surgery with Short Scar|
|Image 6 Months After Breast Reduction Surgery with Short Scar|
Young patients also need their parents' permission for surgery. Any plastic surgery in a young patient should be approached cautiously. At Bermant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we take extra time better understanding the problem and issues for that individual. We do not rush any young patient's surgery. Each case is different, but in this young woman's surgery was not done until 6 months after we first saw her and family.
|Photograph Before Breast Reduction Surgery|
|Photograph 5 Weeks After Breast Reduction Surgery with Short Scar|
|Photograph 6 Months After Breast Reduction Surgery with Short Scar|
Here are the markings Dr. Bermant places the day before surgery showing the plans for the breast reduction. With the short scar technique, this patient's wound went around the areola, down to the crease under the breast, and a short distance to the outer chest. The central scar was eliminated.
Picture Before Breast Reduction Surgery
Picture Before Breast Reduction Surgery with Short Scar