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Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of heavy and painful breasts. Breast reduction surgery creates better shaped breasts that are more proportional with the rest of a woman’s body.
Good candidates for breast reduction surgery find they suffer from symptoms such as chronic skin irritation in the breast crease, pain in the back, neck and shoulder, posture, and difficulty participating in physical activities.
"I have recommended Dr. Izquierdo to many people since surgery. I really could not be happier with the care I received and my results!"
- Breast Reduction Patient
Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the President of Face And Body Plastic Surgery. He has gained expertise in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery over the last 28 years. He has been named one of America’s Best Physicians in “The Guide to Top Doctors.” for more than 10 years.
By skillfully performing breast reduction surgery and possible additional surgical treatments for the body Dr. Izquierdo strives to create a natural shapely profile.
"Our goal is to reduce the size and weight of the breasts as well as lift the breasts"
Dr. Izquierdo believe that the finest aesthetic outcomes are achieved through a close doctor/patient collaboration which is why he schedules extensive consultations with all of his patients. Dr. Izquierdo takes the time to carefully evaluate each patient and learn about each patient’s aesthetic goals to develop an individualized surgical plan.
From start to finish the entire experience couldn’t have been easier. Consultations were never rushed. All aspects of surgery were discussed and I felt completely at ease with my decision. Two months after surgery and I couldn’t be happier.
I knew the minute I walked out of his office I would be using Dr. Izquierdo. I had met with 5 other doctors for the same surgery and he met all expectations start to finish.
Having surgery of any kind is scary, but Dr. Izquierdo is very comforting and reassuring making this very first elective experience easier.
The procedure reduces the size and weight and lifts the breasts. The nipple is moved to a higher position and the breast is shaped into a more youthful contour. Breast reduction surgery takes 3-4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia in an out-patient surgical facility.
Insurance companies have protocols to follow for eligibility for insurance coverage. Patients are advised to contact their insurance carrier to receive the information pertinent to their policy.
"Have had a wonderful experience from the first appointment all the way through from the office staff to Dr. Izquierdo. I feel wonderful and love my new look!"
Patients will wear a surgical bra post operatively for several weeks. Pain is relieved with pain medication. Patients are seen 2-3 days after surgery and followed closely for several weeks to check on recovery and healing. Patients can be back to work in typically 7-10 days, but are to avoid vigorous activities for 4-6 weeks. Patients may slowly return to regular activities between the 3rd and 4th week post operatively.
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