Large breasts can cause symptoms such as back and neck pain, shoulder grooves from bra straps, poor posture, and rashes from moisture. Large breasts can affect the way your clothes fit and can contribute to low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery is performed to provide relief from these symptoms and to give you smaller, more shapely breasts. Performed under general anesthesia, the procedure resects excess fat and glandular tissue, reshapes the remaining breast tissue to form an “internal bra”, and lastly redrapes the skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
Dr. Kim’s preferred method of breast reduction utilizes a “vertical” pattern that relies not on the skin to maintain the form but on the internal bra of newly reshaped breast tissue, positioned higher on the chest wall. She is also well-versed in the use of the traditional inverted-T or Wise pattern breast reduction. Liposuction of adjacent areas including the armpits and lateral chest may enhance the results of your breast reduction. Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Betty Kim to explore your breast reduction options for your best result.