Mastopexy – Philadelphia Breast Reduction
Overly large breasts are breasts that each measure about 750 to 1,000 grams. With overly large breasts, many women report secondary health problems such as back pain, neck pain and irritation from bra straps. A mastopexy, or breast reduction, is a procedure that reduces the size and weight of the breast, which can also alleviate these problems.
A mastopexy involves incisions around the nipple area to excise extra skin in order to raise the profile of sagging breasts. A common issue associated with large breasts is ptosis, a condition where the nipples tend to point towards the ground. This is a result of gravity or loss of skin elasticity and can be made worse with smoking and age. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ryan Hoffman if you have more questions about the mastopexy.
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