Thinking About Breast Reduction? | The Centre P.C., Elkhart

Thinking About Breast Reduction?

Have you thought about having a breast reduction?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast reduction surgery improves the quality of life.  You could see the benefits of a breast reduction in as little as 6 weeks post-surgery!

Of 49 patients undergoing breast reduction, 78% anonymously completed the BREAST-Q before and/or after surgery. Participants reported significant improvements in satisfaction with the appearance of the breasts and psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being after their surgery.

On a 100-point scale, satisfaction with breast appearance increased from about 20 before surgery to more than 80 afterward, the study showed. Satisfaction with breast appearance was most strongly related to satisfaction with the overall outcome, the study showed.

The findings are published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

There were also gains seen in scores for psychosocial well-being: from 41 to 84, sexual well-being: from 40 to 78, and physical well-being: from 43 to 81. The procedure also relieved pain in the breast, neck, back, and shoulders. In addition to reducing pain, breast reduction led to significant improvements in sleep and ability to exercise.

The benefits of breast reduction are seen as little as 6 weeks after surgery. Improvements also occur after relatively small reductions in breast size, which argues against arbitrary insurance coverage guidelines for the amount of tissue removed.

If you think a breast reduction would enhance your life, contact us at 574-968-9100 to schedule a consultation!

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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