This 60-year-old female who lives in Austin, Texas came to Dr. Piazza at his office location at Seton Southwest to discuss breast reduction surgery. She had a long-standing history of neck and shoulder discomfort which she attributed to her heavy breasts. This patient was also bothered by significant sweating in her breast folds and found this particularly worse in the spring, summer and fall heat here in Austin. Plastic surgery consult with Dr. Rocco C. Piazza was performed to discuss breast reduction techniques.
During her initial consultation, Dr. Piazza explained the different breast reduction techniques and explained how he prefers short scar breast reduction surgery to reduce the presence of unsightly scars on the breasts. Dr. Piazza also explained that her symptoms of discomfort and excessive sweating in the folds of her breasts would be relieved by reducing the size of her breasts if her breasts were truly the cause of these symptoms. He explained that his goal was to effectively reduce the volume of the breast while creating a pleasing shape.
In surgery, Dr. Piazza removed skin, fat and breast tissue while sculpting her breasts to create a pleasing shape. He also reduced the size of her areolas and centered her nipples and areolas over her breast mound. Several sutures were placed inside the breast to move the actual breast tissue upward on her chest wall and shape the breasts.
After surgery, she recovered well and was back to performing normal daily activities in 6 days. She is happy with the size and shape of her breasts. She is most excited about the lack of sweating in her breast folds and is relieved that her neck, back and shoulder symptoms have resolved completely.
Her breast enhancement surgery was done in an ambulatory surgical center in Austin, Texas.
Provider: Dr. Rocco C. Piazza, M.D., FACS
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