Many women endure daily discomfort and activity limitation because their breasts are overly large; this can be fixed with a breast reduction or reshaping. For some, large breasts are genetic; one or more family members may have had the same problem. Others
may develop disproportionately large breasts with weight gain, hormonal change, or aging. Symptoms can include:
Breast reduction or reshaping surgery can address these issues and help in cases where diet and exercise may have failed. As a plastic surgeon, I use the procedure not just to reduce the size of the breasts but also to create the most attractive appearance
This 54-year-old woman had large breasts and many of the usual symptoms, including neck and back pain, shoulder grooving, and poor posture. She felt “thick around the middle” and disliked her matronly appearance. Activity limitation was significant. She
chose a breast reduction with reshaping as she wanted a nice shape, not just smaller breasts.
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In some instances, little to no breast tissue is removed. Sagging, pendulous breasts can be lifted and made to appear smaller with a new procedure called breast reshaping. In this procedure, the patient’s own tissue is used to create the look of an implant
without actually using one.
The breast reduction I conduct is more of a breast reshaping. Through consultation with patients and based on my years of experience, I revise the breasts to a smaller size that works well with the patients’ frame.
Changes in medical insurance mean that some doctors have an incentive to surgically complete a breast reduction as quickly as possible. However, I believe that attention to detail is more important than attention to the bottom line. That’s why I take
the time necessary to ensure that:
Plastic Surgical Associates of Fort Collins provides an in-house suite of operating rooms. We are fully accredited by AAAASF and use only board certified anesthesiologists and ACLS licensed support staff.
Patients receive general anesthesia to stay comfortable during surgery. When I perform a breast reduction and reshaping, I do so by:
Adding this support can keep the breast in its proper position, even when a patient is lying down. It also can provide more lift and perkiness as the patient ages.
If you are experiencing physical or personal discomfort related to your breasts, talk with Dr. Duncan about breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Duncan’s artistic style results in dramatic, yet natural improvements. She works with each individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan based on his or her unique situation and desired goals. We would love to speak with you about achieving the best version of yourself. Call Plastic Surgical Associates in Fort Collins today at 970.493.7445 or click the button below to request a consultation. You can also email us any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact Our Office