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Breast Reduction Surgery

Best Breast Options for the Birmingham, Anniston, Tuscaloosa Areas.

Breast reduction is a very common procedure that is done to relieve back and shoulder pain due to the weight of the breasts. It can also bring your breasts more into proportion with the rest of your body size.
If you find that your breast are sagging, either due to age, genetics, childbearing or weight loss, a

The Ideal Patients for Breast Reduction versus a Breast Lift

If you are otherwise healthy, but find that the weight of your breasts causes shoulder or neck pain, if your bra straps dig into your shoulders, or you feel that your breasts are too large for your body size, breast reduction might be right for you.
A healthy adult woman of any age with realistic goals for her breast appearance is an ideal candidate for a breast lift. Women who wish to have their breasts enlarged in addition to being lifted will need to have breast augmentation as well as a breast lift. If the amount of droop is small, then the two procedures can often be performed simultaneously. If there is a great deal of droop to the breasts, the final outcome is much better when the breasts are lifted first and allowed to settle before placing the implants several months later. If you are actively trying to get pregnant, we suggest that you delay breast lift surgery because the benefits of the breast lift may be lost with pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When you meet with Dr. Eich at your breast consultation in our Birmingham cosmetic plastic surgery center, he will help you create a clear picture of your desired result and determine the procedure that works best for you.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia either in the hospital or in Dr. Eich’s accredited on-site surgical suite in Birmingham. The breast reduction procedures generally take about 2 hours and are done on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Eich will make a circular incision around the areola, an incision along the fold of the breast, and a vertical one between the areola and the fold under the breast, often called an inverted “T”. Excess breast tissue is carefully removed to create an even, natural appearance. The areola will be repositioned on the breast, and excess skin is removed. Dr. Eich always performs a breast lift in conjunction with breast reduction to be sure your breasts are smaller, but still firm and natural in appearance.

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