Breast reduction can be a life-enhancing experience

Having large, heavy breasts can cause chronic pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Women who have breasts that are too large for their bodies may also have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, or even receive unwanted attention that affects their self-confidence. A breast reduction procedure with Monterey plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Sunde can help alleviate uncomfortable or painful symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large, heavy breasts.

“I’m pleased by the way I look now and I can walk with confidence, without being harassed or having back pain.” – Actual Patient
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Desired Results of Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery

A breast reduction procedure with Dr. Sunde can make breasts more proportional to the rest of the body, solve problems of discomfort or pain, and improve the size and shape of the breasts. Even clothes will fit better. A woman’s confidence and physical comfort can be enhanced by breast reduction plastic surgery.

In fact, breast reduction is one of the most highly rated procedures in terms of patient satisfaction, helping women enjoy the freedom to exercise comfortably, wear form-fitting clothing without feeling self-conscious about the size of her breasts.

An Individualized Approach to Breast Reduction

During the initial consultation, Dr. Sunde discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Together, the patient and the doctor decide the optimal breast size, as well as any other realistic improvements that can be addressed during the breast reduction plastic surgery. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Sunde provides instructions about how to prepare.

Monterey Breast Reduction Procedure Details

Dr. Sunde usually employs a breast reduction method that involves making three incisions. He makes one incision around the areola. A second incision runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The final incision follows the curve of the breast crease. The procedure typically takes about 2 hours, and Dr. Sunde performs the breast reduction procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia, which is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist for the patient’s safety.

Dr. Sunde removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. He then reshapes the breasts, lifting them into a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing position. Depending on the specifics of the case, Dr. Sunde may also perform liposuction to improve the overall breast contour. Dr. Sunde employs surgical techniques designed to preserve breast and nipple sensitivity as much as possible.

What is the Right Age for Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery can be a safe and rewarding procedure at nearly any age. The procedure can be life-enhancing for women in their late teens and twenties, helping them avoid years of stress to the back, neck or shoulders, although Dr. Sunde generally recommends that younger patients postpone surgery until the breasts are fully developed.

Schedule a Personal Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your options for breast reduction, we invite you to contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Sunde. He is known among patients for his compassionate, caring approach to breast surgery. He will listen closely to what you envision for your body, and help you achieve your goals with natural looking results.