Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Gene Moor has been performing breast reduction surgery in Birmingham, Alabama at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY (formerly MOOR PLASTIC SURGERY) for more than 20 years. Breast Reduction Surgery reduces the size of the breast by removing excess skin and breast tissue. The desired result is smaller, lighter, better contoured breasts that are in proportion to the rest of your body. The Breast Reduction incorporates a Breast Lift (repositioning of the nipple and breast on the chest wall) to give the better overall appearance and improve your physical symptoms. The indications for surgery include relief of physical pain and discomfort. Some women pursue breast reduction surgery in the absence of symptoms because of the difficulty of getting clothes to fit or they feel their breast are too large for their body frame or are painfully embarrassed when comments are made related to their breast. Many women choose to have breast reduction surgery in combination with a Liposuction procedure or with a Tummy Tuck.
During your consultation Dr. Eugene Moor’s goal is for you to become as well informed as possible so that you will be able to form a decision about the prospective surgery, the objective and the potential complications.
Breast Reduction surgery is one of the most patient-pleasing procedures Dr. Moor performs. Heavy pendulous breasts are very often the source of chronic pain and discomfort. A lady may suffer from (quite often) back pain, severe neck strain, headaches, intertrigo (chafing) in the skin fold below the breast (sub-mammary crease), deep brassiere strap furrows, deep indentations on the shoulders, numbness of both little fingers, as well as chronic mastitis. Women with large breasts are often limited in their physical activities and daily activities are hampered. Dr. Moor receives many thank you’s from reduction patients who have been able to change their matronly tops for fashion outfits!
Dr. Gene Moor is adamant about the young female athlete to-be, who is quite often de-selected by coaches in sports try-outs because of her over sized breasts. An obviously unfortunate decision which may negatively affect her health, self-esteem and financial future for the rest of her life- if she is discouraged from playing sports in her youth. Large breast, even in adolescence, contribute to back pain, headache, shoulder pain and are the source of jokes and comments by other teenagers. See: Breast Reduction in the Younger Patient
Dr. Gene Moor, at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY, is experienced and well versed in a variety of different breast reduction techniques and he will review those with you to design an individualized plan for you.
Most techniques involve an incision around the areola, (the dark tissue around the nipple), with the incision going down to the breast crease, and possibly along the breast crease. The nipple-areolar complex is usually made smaller and elevated to the proper location.
Dr. Moor uses the free nipple graft technique when the breast is very large, ptotic, sagging or has compromised blood flow and the nipple areolar complex has to be elevated over a great distance.
Recovery from breast reduction surgery is usually quite prompt especially if the post operative instructions are followed. The patient can resume light, normal activities in several days. A surgical bra will be put on post-operatively to help support the healing breast in a stationary position during healing. This bra should be worn for several weeks. Drainage tubes may or may not be necessary but if so, are removed during the first post operative visit. Most patients feel they can resume regular activities in a week or two. The patient may return to work within 2-6 weeks depending upon their job duties. We recommend no heavy lifting and no strenuous activity for several weeks to encourage good wound healing and reduce the recovery time.
Most patients notice already an improvement in their symptoms in the hospital but it will take several weeks before the final breast shape and position have been reached. The desired result is a smaller, lighter, better-contoured breast that is in proportion to the rest of your body. The breast reduction helps improve back and shoulder pain, improve neck symptoms and often encourages physical activity and therefor a healthier lifestyle.
The breast reduction is frequently combined with an Abdominoplasty, Mommy Makeover, or other plastic surgery procedures. These additional cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance while a breast reduction may or may not be covered by your insurance company, depending on your contract with them.
"I had a breast reduction from Dr. Moor in December . Dr. Moor did a fantastic job. I have always been self-conscious about the size of my breasts, however Dr. Moor and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable when I went in for my first consult. I was so relieved that I decided to schedule my surgery as soon as possible. I am so glad the I did and I cannot thank Dr. Moor enough for the wonderful job that he did."