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Boston Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction ModelDo you suffer from neck, shoulder, and back pain due to large, heavy breasts? Are your breasts the first thing people notice about you, making you feel self conscious and emotionally withdrawn? The effective, sensible solution for many women is breast reduction in Boston.

With a reduced breast size, many women have gained physical freedom from the pain and burden of carrying excessive weight and bulk on their chests, have become more physically active, and can fit into clothing they once only dreamed of wearing. In Boston, breast reduction surgery from Dr. Michael Tantillo can give you the relief, both physical and emotional, you are hoping for.

Dr. Tantillo is happy to explain how breast reduction can improve your health and self-image. A board-certified plastic surgeon with an approachable, compassionate personality, Dr. Tantillo makes his patients quickly feel comfortable discussing their most personal and sensitive issues with him. To learn more, request a consultation to meet with him in Boston.

What is Breast Reduction?

This procedure, also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduces the size and volume of large breasts while making them firmer, shapelier, and better proportioned. The procedure, which usually includes a Boston breast lift, involves removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin along with repositioning the nipple to enhance the appearance of the breast.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you are bothered by:

  • Breasts that are too large for your frame
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain caused by heavy breasts
  • Indentations and skin irritations from bra straps
  • Being limited or unable to perform physical activity due to large heavy breasts
  • Self-consciousness or embarrassment about oversized breasts
  • Nipples that point down
  • Asymmetrical breasts, where one is larger than the other

Additional Considerations

Depending on your individual situation, there are additional factors you might need to consider and discuss with Dr. Tantillo before choosing breast reduction surgery. He usually recommends that younger patients wait until their breasts are fully developed before having breast reduction surgery, although he can perform this procedure for women of any age.

Also, if you intend to have children or lose a significant amount of weight, it is best to do so before having a breast reduction. These factors can significantly change the size and shape of your breasts, which would reverse the improvements from the surgery. This is a personal decision that you can discuss with Dr. Tantillo.

Your Next Step

Dr. Tantillo makes it easy to increase your comfort and confidence through breast reduction. Request your consultation online with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tantillo, or call his office at (617) 973-9700. Dr. Tantillo's patients live in Boston, Brookline, and throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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