Don’t Live with Breasts that are Too Large

Breast ReductionAlthough it may seem counterintuitive in today’s society to want smaller breasts — after all, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery in 2014 in the U.S. — sometimes a woman’s breasts are so large and heavy that they can really impact the person’s quality of life.

In these cases, breast reduction with Dr. Kearney can be the answer.

Why reduction?

Overly large breasts can be a curse. They are heavy, can cause back and neck pain and damage, can prevent the person from participating in certain sports or exercise routines, and can really affect the self confidence. Sometimes, a woman can be so self-conscious about her breasts that she avoids social interaction.

Breast reduction surgery is known as reduction mammaplasty. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the breasts. The end goal is to have breasts that are proportional to the body.

The procedure

Reduction surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Kearney usually opts to make an “anchor” incision around the nipple-areolar complex. The incision extends vertically below the nipple and then horizontally along the bottom crease of the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is moved upward to the desired position and excess tissue and fat are removed. The entire procedure usually takes around three hours.

Recovery

Patients generally return home the same day of the surgery. A surgical bra will need to be worn for a couple weeks to provide support and decrease swelling. Most patients can return to work in five days, but normal exercise and the like will need to wait a month.

Do you feel your breast size is affecting your life? Call Dr. Kearney and let’s talk about reduction surgery.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Kearney and staff

858.677.9352

www.kearneymd.com