Breast Reduction Connecticut

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that resolves issues caused by very large breasts. Women in the New Haven and Shoreline area of Connecticut can turn to Dr. Beth Collins for breast reduction using highly specialized techniques that reduce and reshape the breasts while minimizing surgical scars that are common with this procedure.

While it is primarily chosen to reduce back pain, neck pain and skin irritation, breast reduction surgery is known to provide cosmetic and psychological benefits as well.

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Who Can Undergo Breast Reduction?

In clinical terms, breast reduction is performed to treat a condition called breast hypertrophy or m Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that resolves issues caused by very large breasts. Women in the New Haven and Shoreline area of Connecticut can turn to Dr. Beth Collins for breast reduction using highly specialized techniques that reduce and reshape the breasts while minimizing surgical scars that are common with this procedure.

While it is primarily chosen to reduce back pain, neck pain and skin irritation, breast reduction surgery is known to provide cosmetic and psychological benefits as well.

What Does a Breast Reduction Surgeon Do?

Breast reduction must be tailored for each individual. There are many different techniques that can be used, but most plastic surgeons learn only one of them. Guilford plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins offers several breast reduction methods for her patients, these include the standard “wise pattern” reduction, the vertical reduction and the passot reduction. Dr. Collins also is one of the only plastic surgeons in Connecticut who performs an oncoplastic breast reduction for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are candidate for breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy.)

Wise Pattern reduction:

This method of reduction is typically best for women who have very large and pendulous breasts. The skin on the breast is abundant and stretched, so that in order to achieve a good shape, a large area of the skin must be resected. The scars that result from this type of reduction are around the nipples, straight don the center of the breast and then underneath the breast, in a “T” formation.

Vertical Closure reduction:

This method of reduction eliminates the scar that runs underneath the breast. The scars on this reduction are around the nipple and straight down the breast. This method is useful in women who have a smaller volume of reduction and less skin to remove. The scars in these areas are well tolerated and tend to fade very well.

Passot reduction: Dr. Collins is one of the few plastic surgeon in the country who has been trained to perform this type of reduction. In the Passot procedure, the scars are limited to around the nipple and underneath the breast (hidden under the breast in the inframammary crease). This type of reduction is extremely useful in women who have extremely large breasts. Most other plastic surgeons will perorm a nipple amputation in women who have “gigantomastia”…or extremely large breasts. Dr. Collins, using the “Passot technique” is able to preserve the nipple in most cases.

After Breast Reduction: What to Expect

Recovery time will vary, but most patients can expect about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime. Dr. Collins will provide you with specific instructions to help manage your recovery. A surgical bra may be provided, which is designed to provide support after cosmetic breast surgery. Drains may be in place to remove fluid that accumulates, which will be removed within the first week. To manage discomfort (expect some aching, swelling and bruising), you will likely be prescribed a pain medication. It is also common for patients to experience changes in sensation around the nipples and breast skin.

Like all surgical procedures, breast reduction has associated risks. During your consultation in Branford, Dr. Collins can explain the various complications and side effects that can occur with this type of surgery.

If you are interested in breast reduction and located near Branford, New Haven County, East Haven, Guilford, Madison or another nearby area of Connecticut, we encourage you to contact the Branford, CT office of Dr. Beth Collins for more information.  Use our online email form to contact us or call our office at 203-689-5295.

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