Why Choose Breast Reduction?

Overly large breasts can be a heavy burden for many women. An oversized bust can present a host of physical issues such as chafing, back, neck, and shoulder pain, and irritation beneath the bra straps. In addition, enlarged breasts may restrict one’s enjoyment of sports and other physical activities, damaging self-confidence. It may be difficult to find wardrobe options that fit well and are stylish.

What is Breast Reduction?

A classic breast reduction procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. The procedure takes around 3 hours to complete and can be performed on its own or in tandem with mastopexy or a mommy makeover procedure. Patients typically return to work within about 2 weeks.

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    Dr. Shuster’s 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 is a knowledgeable, professional surgeon who truly cares about your concerns and takes the time to make you understand the whole process. He is not only a highly skilled surgeon, but is patient, warm and compassionate.

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    Good Candidates for Breast Reduction

    Dr. Shuster serves the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, FL areas and beyond. If you’re considering breast reduction, you may be a great candidate, provided that you are a non-smoker in good mental and physical health. Women who are ideal patients for this procedure…

    • Are healthy but suffer from overly large, sagging breasts that are hindering their quality of life
    • Have neck, back, and shoulder pain because of their breast size
    • Are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts
    • Have trouble finding clothing that fits their breasts
    • Have finished nursing
    • Understand that they will not be able to have a mammogram for six months after surgery
    • Have realistic expectations for their results

    Breast Reduction Surgery Details

    Dr. Shuster’s breast reduction procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, FL. This surgery takes approximately three hours.

    Techniques for breast reduction vary, but the traditional procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision around the areola that extends downward and follows the natural curve of the breast crease. Dr. Shuster will remove excess tissue, fat, and skin, and the nipple and areola will be repositioned. The skin from both sides of the breast is brought down around the areola, shaping the new breast contour. 

    Dr. Shuster also specializes in shorter scar techniques for breast reduction, and in some cases, he can minimize scarring by using a technique that eliminates the need for a vertical incision. Occasionally — when only fat needs to be removed — breast reduction can be completed with liposuction alone, leaving only very small incision marks.

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    What to Expect After Surgery

    You may have some pain and discomfort during the first week, especially when moving around and coughing or sneezing. You may have some tightness in the chest and bruising.

    Lifting your arms may be difficult, which will affect activities such as getting dressed and styling your hair. You’ll have to avoid lifting for about two weeks, and you won’t be able to put any pressure on your incisions.

    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, as arousal may cause your incisions to swell.

    Breast Reduction Results

    There will be some scarring after your breast reduction, but Dr. Shuster’s extensive background with breast surgery allows him to minimize visible scars as much as possible.

    While the appearance, size, and shape of your breasts will change during your life, the results of breast reduction surgery tend to be permanent. Except in cases of significant weight gain, it is very unusual for the size of a woman’s breasts to increase after surgery.

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    Why Choose Dr. Shuster?

    Thanks to his subtle, elegant, natural-looking results and a warm bedside manner that makes patients feel at ease, Dr. Bernard A. Shuster, MD, PA, has established a reputation in South Florida and beyond as a caring, meticulously detailed, and skillful breast reduction authority. As a board-certified, award-winning plastic surgeon of the face, breast, and body, Dr. Shuster and his outstanding staff offer impeccable quality and an incredible patient experience. Named Best Plastic Surgeon by Newsweek 2021, Dr. Shuster is the primary choice for discerning women. If you’re in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami areas and you’re interested in breast reduction, we urge you to research Dr. Shuster and his innovative techniques. If you feel he is the right surgeon for you, we would love to hear from you.

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