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Breast Reduction
The specific method chosen for your breast reduction will be determined by your anatomy, your doctor's preferences and your desired results.

The most common method uses a three-part incision. One part of the incision is made around the areola (the nipple area). Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third part is a horizontal incision beneath the breast, which follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

 
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Breast Reduction Surgery

After the surgeon has removed the excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which is usually larger than ideal, is reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour, especially on the sides of the breasts.

The nipples and areolas usually remain attached to their underlying tissue as they are moved to their higher position, much like a button being moved to a higher buttonhole, and this may allow for the preservation of sensation. This method may also preserve the ability to breast-feed, although it is not guaranteed.
 


Before & After: Breast Reduction

35 years old This client presented to us with the desire to reduce the size of her breasts. We performed a bilateral breast reduction, removing approximately 1.5 pounds from each breast. KORTESIS

Before After
 
This 28 year old client is 5'5" and approximately 185 lbs. She presented to our practice with hypermastia (excessively large breasts) and subsequent back and shoulder pain and bra strap grooving. She underwent a bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty removing approximately 1 pound from each breast. KORTESIS
Before After

52 years old This client underwent bilateral breast reduction. We removed 1 pound from the right breast and 1.5 pounds from the left breast, correcting her original asymmetry. KORTESIS

Before After
 

 

The following patient is 5'8", 165 lbs. She came to our office with a desire to reduce and lift her breasts. Her beginning cup size was 38C and she was reduced to a comfortable 38B. KORTESIS
Before After

This 39 year old patient underwent a bilateral Breast Reduction and went from a DDD cup size to a D.  KORTESIS

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This 39 year old patient underwent a Bilateral Breast Reduction, going from a cup size of DDD to a C-D. KORTESIS

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The following patient presented with all of the signs and symptoms associated with excessively large breasts. She was also slightly asymmetrical, being larger on the left. She sought out Dr. Kortesis in hopes that he could help alleviate her issues. After a Bilateral Breast Reduction, her cup size was reduced from a 38F to a 38D-DD. 654 grams of breast tissue was removed from the left and 440 grams from the right. You can see that, after just 4 months, the grooving to her shoulders is lessened. KORTESIS

BEFORE AFTER
 

 

The following patient is 46 years old, 5'5" and 148 lbs. She presented to our office with the desire for smaller breasts. She underwent a bilateral Breast Reduction where almost 200 grams of breast tissue was removed from each side, taking her from a 34DDD to a 34C-D. KORTESIS 2010

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Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction)-HUNSTAD

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Markings are made to show the area of skin to be removed. They also show the new nipple height and an estimate of how much breast tissue will be removed. 

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breast reduction before breast reduction after



 

The following patient had significant asymmetry. With careful tissue removal and weighing of the tissues removed, she received a symmetrical result. HUNSTAD

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This is a 60 year old woman who presented to Dr. Kortesis with a desire to reduce the size of her breasts. After having the Reduction Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction), she lost almost 2 pounds from each breast.

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This is a 30 year old female. She had a bilateral breast reduction.
418 grams were removed on the left breast, 462 grams
were removed on the right breast. HUNSTAD

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breast reduction before breast reduction after
breast reduction before breast reduction after

 


 
The Hunstad-Kortesis Center specializes in Charlotte Face lift.  They also focus on Charlotte liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), body lifting, surgery after massive weight loss, rhinoplasty, as well as other facial and body contouring procedures.  The Doctors also operate Hunstad Med Spa at the Hunstad-Kortesis Center where they perform procedures including laser hair removal and offer injectable fillers Botox cosmetic, and Dysport. The Hunstad-Kortesis Center is located in Huntersville and serves patients from Charlotte towns such as Statesville, Rock Hill, Pineville, Matthews, Lake Norman, As well as, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, the united States and our international patients.

The Hunstad-Kortesis Center for Plastic Surgery & Medspa
11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300

Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone:704.659.9000
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