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Breast reduction procedures serve as a prime example of how cosmetic surgery can address both aesthetics and health. Oversized breasts can cause a number of issues, including:

  • Breathing problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Back and neck pain
  • Skeletal deformities

At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Heil frequently helps women with a life-changing breast reduction in Pittsburgh.


The Vast Benefits Of Breast Reduction

In addition to the physical limitations posed by overly large breasts, there are also social and emotional implications. Fortunately, the breast reduction surgery performed in Pittsburgh or Wexford, PA can deliver a welcome solution. This form of cosmetic surgery not only relieves the weight of women’s breasts, but it also lifts the weight of self-consciousness and physical pain.

After their recovery period, women who undergo this procedure report a tremendous positive shift in their body image. At our plastic surgery center in Pittsburgh, we have dedicated ourselves to improving our patients’ health and wellness.


What Is Involved In Performing Breast Reduction Surgery?

When Dr. Heil performs a breast reduction surgery in Pittsburgh–a procedure also known as a reduction mammoplasty–he removes excess tissue from the breast area. Any excess skin or fat is discarded. Ultimately, the goal is to create breasts that are proportional to the body. As tissue is discarded, Dr. Heil will also realign the nipples and areola, adjusting their size as needed.

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What Should I Ask Myself Before Undergoing Breast Reduction Surgery?

Electing for any kind of surgery should involve voluminous forethought. Before considering breast reduction surgery, you should ask yourself some questions:

  • Do I suffer from any of the issues described above?
  • Are my breasts fully developed?
  • Does one of my breasts hang lower than the other?
  • Do my nipples and areolas face downward?
  • Am I experiencing shoulder, neck, or back pain?
  • Will I have children in the future?

After surgery, pregnancy can have unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. If you are planning pregnancy following your breast reduction, please discuss this with Dr. Heil during your initial consultation.

Meet Your Surgeon

Dr. Brian V. Heil revealed his outstanding talents during his education, achieving his medical degree at the top of his class. He advanced his education at one of the nation’s most revered plastic surgery training programs.

Over his years in practice, Dr. garnered a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery, hair restoration, and non-surgical enhancements. Your treatments will be performed by a true professional in the field of plastic surgery, who is warm, genuine, and is dedicated to achieving superior results.

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Are There Different Kinds Of Breast Reduction Procedures?

There are several different reduction mammoplasty techniques. Each approach accesses breast tissue and impacts recovery in different ways. During your consultation, Dr. Heil will discuss all your options and make a recommendation that suits you best.

Inverted T or Anchor

This technique involves three incisions: one from the areola to the crease under the breast, one around the areola itself, and another along the crease. This approach works best for women who require a significant reduction or who are experiencing sagging, as it gives your surgeon more freedom to reshape and remove tissue. This procedure results in minimal scarring that can be easily concealed with a bra or bikini top.

Vertical Incision

This technique works best for women who need only a moderate reduction. With two incisions—one around the areola and one from the areola to the crease under the breast—Dr. Heil can easily perform the procedure. Just as with the Anchor technique, scarring from this surgery can be easily hidden.

Scarless Reduction

This minimally-invasive technique reduces breast size solely through liposuction. Ideal for women who need slight to moderate breast reduction, it involves a single quarter-inch incision that results in barely detectable scars. It should be noted that this technique does not adjust the nipple to a higher position.

How Do I Prepare For This Procedure? What Do I Need To Know About Recovery?

Typically, breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will cover everything you need to know as far as recovery instructions to ensure positive results. Recovery time can vary. Women can expect some soreness and swelling, but don’t worry, as you will be prescribed pain medication to help maintain your comfort as you heal. Some patients request time off work, but this can also vary from person to person. Most women feel ready to return to work after only a week. Dr. Heil recommends that you refrain from heavy exertion or exercise for up to three to four weeks to so the incisions can heal properly.

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What Are My Financing Options?

In some cases, breast reduction may be partially or wholly covered by insurance. Our office can help get the coverage you need. Otherwise, we have multiple payment options for our patients who are considering a breast reduction procedure. Payment plans and no-interest alternatives mean that all your beauty and wellness dreams are within your reach, no matter the budget. We also offer financing from CareCredit, which may cover deductibles and copayments.

For any additional questions or concerns, schedule your consultation with us by calling 724-264-3608 today!

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