BREAST REDUCTION PHOENIX & GILBERT, AZ
Breast Reduction Surgery in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley & Chandler, Arizona
Although having larger breasts is often a desirable trait, some women have excessively large breasts that lead to physical health issues. This condition is known as macromastia and is often caused by factors such as heredity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight fluctuations.
Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Gilbert, AZ plastic surgeon, Dr. Jude LaBarbera uses liposuction to remove excessive amounts of tissue and fat from the breasts. He works professionally with each patient in order to achieve breasts that are attractive, smaller, and more manageable in size. If you are struggling with extra-large breasts that limit your choice of clothing, impair your ability to exercise, or lead to other physical symptoms – Dr. Jude LaBarbera’s reduction mammoplasty procedure is tailored for you.
Ideal Candidates for Reduction Mammoplasty
• You have breasts that are heavy, different sizes, or too big for your frame
• Your breasts are limiting your physical activity
• You have shoulder grooves from bra straps
• You have a skin irritation below the breast crease
• You have large breasts that are causing back, neck, or shoulder pain
• You are self-conscious about the fact that your breasts are too large
Dr. Jude LaBarbera works closely with each one of this patients to evaluate your concerns and determine whether surgery is the best way forward. Keep in mind it is usually best to be done birthing children prior to surgery (some mothers request a full mommy makeover) Nonsurgical treatments such as support bras, massage, chiropractic or physical therapy may help alleviate the symptoms of macromastia. However, their effectiveness is limited and cannot be compared to reductive surgery.
YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR BREAST REDUCTION GILBERT & SCOTTSDALE WITH DR. JUDE LABARBERA
Your initial consultation visit with Dr. Jude LaBarbera is a perfect opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about the procedure. Reduction mammoplasty in Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale or any surrounding areas may be covered by insurance. You’ll also get to let the surgeon know of your expectations, and any concerns you may have about the surgery. Dr. LaBarbera listens carefully to your questions and works patiently with his patients to come up with a successful surgery plan.
Surgical Breast Reduction Technique
During and after breast reduction surgery Scottsdale and Gilbert AZ
This is considered to be an outpatient procedure, usually performed under general anesthesia. If you choose to have your reduction in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, or surrounding AZ area with Dr. LaBarbera, The entire operation typically takes between 2 to 4 hours to complete. In many cases, “the anchor” incision type will be used. This incision is made around the areola and extends vertically down all the way to the breast crease. It’s then followed by an additional horizontal incision along the breast fold. The areola is repositioned once the breasts have been resized and recurved. Afterward the Scottsdale or Gilbert breast reduction patient will be required to wear a compression bra that protects the breasts for a couple of weeks. Patients are generally allowed to resume work about a week following surgery. However, physical activities and strenuous tasks should be avoided for the first 6-8 weeks in order to ensure proper healing. Patients are able to see the outcome of the reduction immediately after surgery. However, sensation to the nipple is initially lost but typically returns with time. This is usually within a year after the breast reduction Scottsdale patients confirm.
Planning your Breast Reduction in Scottsdale, AZ
Breast reduction surgery in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Gilbert, AZ varies from patient to patient, but it is often covered by health insurance. Some plans may pay for the procedure simply due to the physical and medical problems that result from large breasts. Dr. Jude LaBarbera works with a coordinator who’ll help you figure out whether your insurance plan will pay for this procedure.
2 – 4 Hours
6 – 8 Weeks
Typically Not Covered
Breast Reduction Surgery FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
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Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.