About Breast Reduction Surgery
With thousands of women seeking breast augmentation, it may be hard to believe that many women suffer from the opposite issue. Oversized breasts can cause a number of emotional and physical discomforts which can affect a patient's daily life. Dr. Gary Rosenbaum, our board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery in Miami Beach, FL, is skilled and experienced in breast reduction surgery. This procedure reduces and reshapes the breast to address concerns and help meet aesthetic goals. During a consultation with Dr. Rosenbaum, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their desired size and will receive important information on the expected outcome of the procedure.
When your neck and back hurt, it reduces your quality of life. When you are in pain, your movements are limited, your posture is slumped, and you generally do not feel well. Women with large breasts experience this on a daily basis. Some women, through no fault of their own, cannot correct this issue with diet and exercise alone. If you experience the following symptoms from large, heavy breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery:
- Irritation and rashes on the skin underneath the bra
- Diet and exercise unsuccessfully decreasing the size of the breasts
- Disproportionate breasts to the body frame
- Weight of the breasts causing pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Bra straps grooves in the shoulders
- Limitations on activity because of the size of the breasts
- Poor posture
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to recommend Dr. Rosenbaum after a flawless breast reduction experience. He and his staff (esp. Yoly) surpassed my expectations in every possible way. I was extremely nervous about the surgery, but was in good hands as Dr. Rosenbaum is detail-oriented and focused on successful, realistic outcomes. Guess what? It shows in his work. One of Miami's top surgeons for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, he's highly experienced in all aspects/challenges of breast surgery. Dr. Rosenbaum also answered my (many!) questions both before and after surgery with kindness, patience, and substantial good humor. The end result: I had a breast reduction with zero complications, healed wonderfully, and for the first time in my life, feel comfortable in my own body. Not to mention the relief from constant upper body and neck pain. After surgery, I asked myself why I had waited so long for this gift to myself. This has truly been a life changing experience. Thank You Dr. Rosenbaum!"- C. / Google / Jan 31, 2020
"The first time I met the doctor was on the recommendation of my GP who suggested to visit Dr. Gary Rosembaum because I needed to have my breast implants changed; on that first occasion I had the prosthesis replaced, the surgery was a total success and recovery very fast!On the following visits, I told the doctor that I wanted to have my eyelids lifted, he told me that this type of surgery is very simple, that it is done in his office that it takes only 40 minutes with a speedy recovery. From that moment I didn’t hesitate for a moment to do the surgery and I cannot be happier!3 months have passed since the blepharoplasty as of today I don't have any scars and the eyes are more open.Thank you Doctor Rosembaum and thanks to your assistant Yoly since you really make me feel super comfortable and safe.I truly recommend Dr Gary Rosembaum for all your plastic surgery needs."- R. / Healthgrades / May 28, 2020
"Dr. Rosenbaum performed the ultimate mommy makeover. He performed nothing short of a miracle. I had a breast reduction, tummy tuck and lipo on back fat, flanks and breast wings. I cannot believe the difference. Anyone who knew me before is also in shock. I finally look like I should look and all thanks to Dr Rosenbaum and his team. Yoly & Nora were amazing as well. When I was at the hospital, I was able to text Yoly with questions and concerns. Nora even ordered a missing compression garment I was missing for me while I was at the hospital. Yoly maintained my family aware of everything happening with me the day of Ops. I cannot thank Dr Rosenbaum and his team enough for the work they did on me."- M.D. / Google / Aug 05, 2020
"After an extensive research I found Dr. Rosenbaum. The process for my breast reduction was flawless.. We did the first consultation through video and he explained to me in detail the process and the expected results. Two weeks later the surgery was scheduled. I couldn’t be happier with the results (finally no more back and neck pain). The recovery was with zero complications and very painless. I highly recommend Dr. Rosenbaum he is such an experienced, knowledgeable and caring plastic surgeon and his team (Yoli and Nora) are wonderful."- M.R. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
"Dr. Rosenbaum performed the ultimate mommy makeover. He performed nothing short of a miracle. I had a breast reduction, tummy tuck and lipo on back fat, flanks and breast wings. I cannot believe the difference. Anyone who knew me before is also in shock. I finally look like I should look and all thanks to Dr Rosenbaum and his team. Yoly & Nora were amazing as well. When I was at the hospital, I was able to text Yoly with questions and concerns. Nora even ordered a missing compression garment I was missing for me while I was at the hospital. Yoly maintained my family aware of everything happening with me the day of Ops. I cannot thank Dr Rosenbaum and his team enough for the work they did on me."- M.D. / Google / Sep 02, 2020
What to Expect
Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, Dr. Rosenbaum will skillfully remove excess skin and suction out tissue to reshape the breast. During surgery, it is common to use one of the following incision approaches:
- An incision around the areola
- A vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast line
- A horizontal incision on the breast line
Liposuction is generally used to safely remove fat tissues from within the breast. Excess skin will be removed, and then a breast lift is usually needed to attain a healthy-looking result. It is common for women requesting this procedure to go down 1 – 2 cup sizes.
After a 2 – 4-hour breast reduction surgery, you will wake up in recovery and feel immediately lighter in the chest area. You will be instructed on how to properly care for your incisions to limit scarring. After being sent home wrapped in a surgical compression garment and sports bra, it is advised that you take it easy for the first few weeks after the surgery. Expect to feel less sensation in your nipples, as they will take up to a year to recover and resume sensitivity. It is suggested that breast reduction patients not return to work for 7 – 10 days and wait 6 – 8 weeks before resuming physical activities.
Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that makes everyday activities easier. In the few weeks following the procedure, it is advised for you to continue wearing comfortable bras and limiting strenuous activity. Once exercise can be worked back into your day-to-day life, it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Breast reduction surgery is a long-lasting cosmetic surgery; however, the results can be negatively impacted by weight gain and/or pregnancy.
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Life with Smaller Breasts
Picture what your life could look like free from pain, constant rashes, and stares from people because of your large breasts. Call today for a consultation. Our Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery team will answer all of your questions and concerns, educate you on aftercare instructions, and help contact your insurance company as some will cover this procedure as a medically necessary surgery.