Overly large breasts can be a heavy burden for many women. An oversized bust can present a host of physical issues, restrict activities, damage self-confidence, and even create wardrobe issues. A breast reduction surgery with Dr. Shuster will bring the breasts into proportion with the rest of the body, creating a balanced feminine figure.
The Dr. Shuster Approach
Dr. Shuster specializes in a variety of breast reduction techniques and places a focus on methods that minimize scarring. He tailors each procedure to the particular patient’s unique body type, current breast size, and personal goals. Dr. Shuster performs breast reduction surgery by making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, extending downward following the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the nipple and areola are repositioned. The skin from both sides of the breast is brought down around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast.
Breast Reduction with Minimal Scarring
In some cases, Dr. Shuster is able to minimize scarring by using a technique that eliminates the need for a vertical incision. And occasionally, when only fat needs to be removed, breast reduction with liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, leaving only very small incision marks.
“Dr. Shuster is a knowledgeable, professional surgeon who truly cares about your concerns and takes the time to make you understand the whole process. Dr. Shuster is not only a highly skilled surgeon, but is patient, warm and compassionate”
A Few Facts About Breast Reduction
- A breast reduction takes about three hours to complete.
- Breast reduction surgery can be done alone or in tandem with a breast lift.
- Patients can usually return to work two weeks following reduction surgery.
The Dr. Shuster Difference
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation, board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise, attention to detail, and patient-centered approach provide a highly personalized experience and unsurpassed results.
20 years of experience is evident in every breast reduction. His degree of detail, subtlety, and naturalness makes the breast reduction noticeable but never obvious.
Like all the surgical procedures Dr. Shuster performs, it is beautiful results that have gained him a reputation for excellence throughout Florida. To see his results for yourself, please visit the gallery.
A Personalized Approach
During the consultation, Dr. Shuster will assess your current breast size along with your personal goals for reduction. He will then present the appropriate method to diminishing your breasts so that they will best complement your figure.
Dr. Shuster is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is a photographer and artist.
Dr. Shuster performs his surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital South. His team has been with him for over 14 years and he has chosen them based on their excellence and expertise.
What You Need to Know
What is a breast reduction?
A classic breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer.
Am I a good candidate for a breast reduction?
The best candidates are women who are healthy but suffer from overly large, sagging breasts that can hinder their quality of life. Breast reduction patients come to Dr. Shuster from all over South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Where are breast reduction procedures done?
Dr. Shuster is on the medical staffs of Memorial Regional Hospitals in Hollywood, Florida and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. With an emphasis on safety, Dr. Shuster performs all of his surgeries in the hospital. He has a consistent team of professionals, some have been with him for 14 years. Dr. Shuster feels that the hospital setting is the most appropriate setting for surgery.
How long does a breast reduction take?
Breast reduction surgery usually takes three hours.
Does a breast reduction require general anesthesia?
Yes, the breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia, which is why Dr. Shuster performs his breast reduction procedures at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida.
How is the a breast reduction procedure done?
Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the traditional procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Dr Shuster removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and moves the nipple and areola into their new position. He then brings the skin from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, shaping the new contour of the breast. Dr. Shuster also specializes in shorter scar techniques for breast reduction.
Will there be surgical drains following breast reduction surgery?
Yes, surgical drains and dressings will be applied, and you will be provided a surgical bra to wear home. After a day or two, the bandages and drains will be removed, though the surgical bra will need to be worn around the clock for several weeks until the swelling and bruising sufficiently subsided.
Will there be any scars after a breast reduction?
Yes, there will be some scarring after the breast reduction procedure. Dr. Shuster’s extensive background with breast surgery allows him to minimize visible scars as much as possible.
Is a breast reduction painful?
Some pain and discomfort may be present during the first week, especially when moving around and coughing or sneezing. Your first menstruation following surgery may cause your breasts to swell and hurt and you may also be instructed to avoid sexual activities for a week or more, since arousal may cause your incisions to swell.
What is the recovery time for a breast reduction?
Most women can return to light-duty work and social activities in about two weeks. More intense physical exertion should be avoided for three or four weeks.
What is the aftercare once a breast reduction has been done?
Dr. Shuster will provide you with specific care guidelines to ensure optimal recovery. You will be scheduled with one or more follow-up appointments so that Dr. Shuster can confirm proper healing and keep up with your progress.
Is breast reduction surgery permanent?
While the appearance, size, and shape of the breasts change over a woman’s life, the results of breast reduction surgery tend to be permanent. Except in cases of weight gain it is unusual for the size of a woman’s breast to significantly increase after surgery.