Many Washington, D.C. women desire to have larger, more voluptuous breasts and opt to receive breast enlarging surgeries to achieve those results. For women who are born with large, pendulous breasts or develop them over time, discover that they may not be as desirable as most women think.

Many health issues and injuries stem from these conditions and can leave serious or permanent injuries in women. Some of these conditions include:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Poor posture
  • Skin rash under the breasts
  • Deep grooves in the shoulders from bra strap pressure
  • Restricted levels of activity
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Difficulty wearing or fitting into certain bras and clothing

Incisions are made in the lower breast resulting in three scars: one around the nipple, which usually heals very nicely; a vertical incision from the nipple to beneath the breast, which remains visible; and finally, an incision in the fold beneath the breast. Breast tissue is sculpted using a combination of sharp dissection and occasional liposuction.

The nipple remains attached to the deeper breast tissue. The remaining breast is folded around the nipple and its attachments and the incisions are closed. Care is taken to close these incisions as carefully as possible. Nevertheless, Washington, D.C. patients must realize that resultant scarring is as much a factor of tissue response as it is surgical skill, and occasionally wide scars can form despite a nice overall breast shape.

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Learn more about breast reduction surgery by calling our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 386-7100.