Breast Reduction Specialist - Scranton, PA
Any type of breast surgery is a highly personal choice. Whether your needs are reconstructive or cosmetic, you deserve the most experienced, professional plastic surgeon available to perform your procedure.
Since 1999, Dr. Scot McKenna has been performing cutting-edge breast surgeries as part of his solo practice. He is experienced in breast reduction as well as a variety of other procedures, including:
If you’re ready to look and feel incredible in your skin, schedule your appointment with Dr. McKenna today.
FAQs on Breast Reduction
What is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a smaller breast size.
Why might I want a breast reduction?
Having large breasts can be emotionally, socially and physically detrimental. Breast reduction is a good option for you if you:
- Are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large
- Have breasts that limit your physical activity
- Experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Have shoulder indentations from bra straps
- Have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
How does a breast reduction procedure work?
As with all other breast surgeries, you will be sedated and/or anesthesized for your comfort during your procedure. Dr. McKenna will then make one of two incisions:
- A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern
- An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern
After the incision is made, your nipple will be repositioned, the diameter of your areola may be reduced, underlying breast tissue will be reduced, and the remaining breast tissue will be lifted and reshaped. The incisions will then be brought together to reshape the smaller breast.
What can I expect during my recovery?
Dr. McKenna will give you specific instructions on the care of your incisions. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heartbeats, seek medical attention immediately. It’s important to note that Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade over time and can be easily concealed beneath a bra.