DR. ZUBOWSKI DISCUSSES BREAST REDUCTION

Plastic surgery has given countless people a better quality of life. An enhancement can boost your self-esteem, help make new friends, and receive the admiration of old ones. As the media began publicizing numerous procedures and surgeries and they increased in popularity, the general public became knowledgeable about their options, adding new medical terms to their vocabulary.

While breast enhancement dominates the public discourse, there are significant numbers of women coping with excessively large breasts. This condition, called macromastia or gigantomastia, can be emotionally detrimental to younger women still coming to terms with who they are. In my practice breast reduction surgery is commonplace. I’ve been performing it regularly for nearly 25 years now. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, to which I am a member, over 63,000 such surgeries took place in the U.S. in 2011. Seventy-three percent were on patients between ages 13 to 19, not unlike the proportion I see at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ.

Young girls with this condition tell me how they are continually subjected to ridicule, teasing, and stares. Their overdeveloped breasts drive them to purchase clothing they hate just so an item might make them look less top heavy. Working out is painful, and bra straps leave grooves in their flesh. We perform our breast reduction surgeries at SurgiCenter, our fully accredited surgery suite located within our center. During our consultation we will discuss your desires and concerns, how many cup sizes are safe to drop, along with what you can expect pre and post-operatively. On a personal note, breast reduction surgery is among the most rewarding procedures for me to perform. That’s because the patient satisfaction rate is so high. If you’d like more information about breast reduction surgery and to schedule an appointment, please contact our office manager.

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