Dr. Thomas Hubbard is skilled in breast reduction techniques that help to create smaller, more shapely breasts with minimal scarring. His approach to breast reduction in Virginia Beach can decrease breast size and weight so that discomfort is lessened or even eliminated. He will perform an exam to determine the best approach to surgery.
Dr. Hubbard is an experienced Virginia Beach breast surgeon who has helped many women who are uncomfortable with their large breast size. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 687-1900 to discuss your options.
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A breast reduction may be helpful for women who experience soreness in the back, neck, and shoulders, or who suffer from painful indentations due to bra straps. Women who want a smaller breast size and improved breast shape can also benefit from a breast reduction.
This procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A "lollipop" incision is usually made around the nipple/areola, which extends down to the breast fold. There may or may not be a scar in the fold. Excess skin, breast tissue, and fat are then removed. Dr. Hubbard reshapes the underlying breast tissue and repositions the nipple. In some cases, liposuction may be used to reduce breast weight with less scarring.
A wrap-around dressing is placed on the breasts for 2 to 3 days and any initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Most patients can return to work within 1 week, and most sutures also dissolve within this time. Any pinkness of the scars usually fades in the first year.
A breast reduction from Dr. Hubbard always includes a breast lift to provide support and improve the position of the breasts. Liposuction or a tummy tuck are also popular choices for women who want body reshaping benefits.
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