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Breast Reduction

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems due to the excessive weight. Bra straps may leave indentations in women’s shoulders. Additionally, unusually large breasts can make teenage girls and women feel extremely self-conscious.

Breast reduction (a reduction mammaplasty) can remove fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer.

Call 610-667-3303 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pollard to discuss breast reduction, or complete a confidential Inquiry Request Form.


Dear Dr. Pollard,

I am so thrilled with the results of my breast reduction surgery. This has truly been life changing for me. I cannot thank you enough. I am fortunate and blessed that I was able to be under the care of someone as skillful and talented as you. You did a masterful job and your level of care and concern throughout the process and procedure was outstanding. Your team is top notch as well, and I am grateful to each member of your staff. I truly feel like a new person, with a new lease on life. Thank you for all you have done for me.

Eternally grateful,

MO


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

If oversized breasts cause health and medical problems, interfere with routine activities, disrupt sleep, or make you self-consciousness about your appearance, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. Discuss you medical history and expectations from surgery with Dr. Pollard during your initial consultation.

How can male breast size be reduced?

Many men have gynecomastia — enlargement of one or both breasts. Male breast reduction can be accomplished with either surgery or liposuction.  Dr. Pollard can discuss the options with you based on your individual anatomy and needs.

How I will maintain a healthy breast after reduction?

You should perform monthly breast self-examinations and have a yearly examination by a physician. The American Cancer Society recommends that you start breast mammograms at the age of 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer, consult with your doctor to decide when your first mammogram should occur.

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What about possible complications?

Risks and potential complications are best discussed at the time of your consultation. Be sure to give your complete medical history to Dr. Pollard, so that she can assess your risks and discuss them with you.

How should I prepare for the surgery?

If you are a smoker, stop smoking well in advance of the surgery.  Maintain good health and avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, as well as the light from tanning beds.  Stop taking all aspirin-containing medications, Vitamin E, and all herbs at least 14 days prior to surgery.  Be sure to mention all medications you have been taking with Dr. Pollard and the anesthesiologist.


How does Dr. Pollard evaluate the need for breast reduction surgery?

In addition to your breast health history, Dr. Pollard will obtain information regarding your medical conditions, drug allergies, and any medical treatments that you have received. She will consider such factors as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipple and areola. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may be recommended.

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When will I see the results?

You will see the results immediately. There is, however, a component of settling and swelling that will affect the final appearance of your breasts. It usually takes between three and six months to see the final result.

What about possible complications?

Any potential complications will be discussed at the time of your consultation. Be sure to give your complete medical history to Dr. Pollard, so that she can adequately assess your health and discuss any risks with you.

Where in the Philadelphia area does Dr. Pollard perform breast reduction surgery?

In Philadelphia, breast reduction surgery may be performed in a hospital or in a qualified surgical center. Dr. Pollard performs surgery at  Lankenau Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, or the  Delaware Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center, a licensed surgery center noted for its high level of safety and professionalism.

I do not live in Pennsylvania. How many days will I need to spend near Philadelphia following my breast reduction surgery?

Dr. Pollard would like for your to remain in the Philadelphia area for a minimum of seven days following your breast reduction procedure. 

How many years has Dr. Pollard been practicing in Pennsylvania?

Dr. Pollard has been in practice since 1991.  She moved her practice to the Philadelphia area in 1997

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Dr. Pollard invites you to call 610-667-3303 to schedule your in-office consultation, or click here to request additional information. Dr. Pollard's highly trained staff will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.

For more information about breast reduction, visit the ASPS website.

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Dear Dr. Pollard,

I am so thrilled with the results of my breast reduction surgery. This has truly been life changing for me. I cannot thank you enough. I am fortunate and blessed that I was able to be under the care of someone as skillful and talented as you. You did a masterful job and your level of care and concern throughout the process and procedure was outstanding. Your team is top notch as well, and I am grateful to each member of your staff. I truly feel like a new person, with a new lease on life. Thank you for all you have done for me.

Eternally grateful,
MO

 

 

Emily Pollard, MD, FACS - Plastic and Reconstructive Therapy