There are patients who request a breast reduction after having children. Some may have had large breasts before children and wanted to wait, others experienced an enlargement of their breasts with hormonal changes, and, finally, others may have gained weight with their pregnancies that they were unable to lose.
Many women seeking a breast reduction after children also consider improving their abdomens. For some this requires just liposuction. For others with loose skin or a separation of the abdominal wall muscles, a tummy tuck may be necessary.
Most patients who need a breast reduction and a tummy tuck prefer to have both procedures done in a single stage. In recent years however, it has been recognized that the risk of serious complications increases when doing large breast procedures in conjunction with a tummy tuck. These matters need to be approached on a case by case basis, taking into consideration the anticipated length of each procedure, the patient’s health, and the medications they are taking.
Dr. Teitelbaum is aware of all of these issues and will make your safety a priority over all other considerations. Dr. Teitelbaum has performed many “mommy makeovers” and excels at helping each woman decide which combination of procedures is best for her.