Enjoy the relief and comfort of a breast reduction at our Tampa center
The breast reduction is one of the most appreciated and satisfying cosmetic surgery procedures available. Women with unusually large or disproportionate breasts often suffer from back and neck pain embarrassment.
Do your breasts feel very heavy? Do your bra straps leave marks or grooves in your shoulders? Do you have back pain and poor posture? Does the size of your breasts alter your lifestyle? Do you avoid wearing strapless, spaghetti straps, or low cut clothes? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction.
All breast reduction procedures are performed in our Tampa center. Breast reduction eliminates excess skin and fat from the breasts to reduce volume and weight. A breast lift, known as a mastopexy, may also be performed to lift the nipples to a more desirable position. The instrument used for part of this procedure was actually invented by Dr. Halpern in 1989. The Halpern Breast Marker is sold worldwide for breast reduction procedures, but was invented right here in Tampa. Breast reduction requires a detailed examination, which Dr. Halpern performs well in advance to assure every patient is a good candidate.
Dr. Joshua Halpern employs his finesse technique for breast reduction procedures. It is performed as an outpatient at his state-of-the-art surgical suite. Many of his patients are surprised that they experience no pain after surgery. For them, pain medication is not required. Recovery is relatively short.
Patients appreciate breast reduction procedures because of the incredible lifestyle changes they experience. The breast reduction patient is happier about her breasts and the changes in her way of life after the surgery. For more information on breast reduction at our Tampa surgical center, contact Dr. Joshua Halpern. at 813.972.2696.
For both symptomatic and medical reasons, you may wish to have your breast implants removed. This procedure generally involves a much lesser degree of discomfort than the original breast augmentation. At our Tampa, Florida, center, we will safely remove your breast implants as well as capsules (scare tissue) and residual silicone. Breast lift and breast re-augmentation are often performed with this procedure for optimal results.
Face the world with new confidence
Breast reduction at our Tampa center is also a popular option for men desiring a flatter chest. It is not uncommon for many men or teenage boys to have a condition called Gynecomastia, where the breasts enlarge from a combination of fat and what is known as periductal hyperplasia (increased tissue around the breast ducts). The majority of these cases resolve without treatment, but there are many males that require a breast reduction.
Tampa surgeon Joshua Halpern keeps up with the latest in breast reduction technology. Due to recent advancements in breast reduction technologies and techniques, Dr. Halpern is able to reduce the size of the male breast through an incision measuring less than one inch. The technique introduces the use of ultrasonic assisted liposuction. "Before, we had to make an incision around the nipple, and excise the breast tissue with scissors. Now we have the ability to insert a small probe, which basically melts the fat away," says Dr. Halpern.
A recent patient was a 19-year-old body builder, who was very disappointed with his physique because he had large A-cup breasts. In a one-hour breast reduction, the Tampa high-school student's problem was solved. Varying degrees of pain and soreness are common following the breast reduction procedure, but swelling and discomfort subside after one week.
"The change in their self-esteem is quite remarkable. I also see a number of businessmen and retirees that are looking to improve themselves," says Dr. Halpern.
Male breast reduction in our Tampa center is performed in a state-of-the-art surgical suite with the utmost care and comfort. Dr. Joshua Halpern has one of the most extensive experiences in ultrasonic assisted liposculpture in the country. He has lectured nationally and internationally on this subject. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Halpern's office at (813) 872-2696.