Breast Reduction in Manchester, NH
Leading Breast Reduction Surgery and Consults
by Daniel A. Sterling, MD, FACS
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes a combination of excess fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the symptoms associated with overly large breasts. It is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures and provides vast numbers of women relief from the problems associated with large breasts. The discomfort caused by excessively large breast is known as symptomatic macromastia and includes neck and upper back pain, shoulder notching, chronic irritation of the fold under the breasts, and poor posture. Many women have suffered for decades with these symptoms and their lives are changed dramatically after removing the pendulous, excessive weight that they have been carrying around for so long.
There are different surgical techniques that are selected depending on how large a woman's breasts are and her desires in terms of the amount of reduction. Some women wish to be as "small as possible" while most would like to reduce their breast size so as to be in proportion and also reduce the symptoms of macromastia. In almost all cases, the nipple and areola are left attached to the breast and sensation to the nipple preserved. Only in cases involving massive breasts are alternate techniques considered. Liposuction is also an option for women that have excellent skin and only a modest amount of breast hang. The goal is to provide you with a pleasing shape and size that also eliminates the symptoms mentioned above.
At the time of your consultation, your breasts will be examined for nipple position and skin quality as well as to make a determination of the amount to be removed. If you are seeking insurance coverage for your procedure it helps to have seen your regular doctor before hand. Most insurance companies require that you have attempted to alleviate your symptoms by seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor before authorizing surgery. I do not feel that either of these provide lasting relief of your symptoms however since you are still carrying around excessive weight on your chest. All of the details of the procedure will be discussed including the location of your scar, the routine on the day of surgery, what to avoid immediately before and after surgery, and things you can do to optimize your result.
Many photos are available for you to view as are past patients to whom you can speak for support if you desire. If you decide to have surgery, you will receive paperwork detailing pre- and post-operative instructions, consents, prescriptions and everything else you might need to make the procedure as stress-free as possible. Together we will plan your procedure so as to restore the form and function you are seeking.
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From the moment I walked through the doors at Sterling Plastic Surgery I felt comfortable. The office staff is warm and friendly and even when I called many times with questions they returned my calls quickly and again with much friendliness. They deal with many patients and phone calls so I know keeping up is no small tasks but they do it with smiles on their faces… read more
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough! I did a lot of research before driving over an hour to visit Dr. Sterling. I loved his before and after pictures more than any other doctor that friends recommended. His staff is super friendly and personable….read more
As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling, I can say I am perfectly happy with my body and I feel confident and beautiful. I am tall and thin and my body was never an issue for me before I had children. We all find flaws in ourselves, but I knew I was pretty darn lucky. I had twins in 2007. Having any child is detrimental to a woman’s body, but having twins is complete body trauma… read more
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome experience you and your office provide. Never, in three years as your patient, have I felt anything less than important. Every question was answered and clarified if need be. There were no surprises during the entire process, it all ran like silk. Can’t thank you enough for your excellent service… read more
I was born into a small breasted family and always knew I wanted to do breast augmentation. I had researched several plastic surgeons when Sterling Plastic Surgery was recommended to me by two friends that had their surgery done there and were highly satisfied I went for my first consultation and the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, made me feel completely comfortable. I met with Sarah, Dr. Sterling’s medical assistant and she was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, explained the procedure, and the differences between saline and silicone, what fits best with my body as well as with what I wanted…. read more
I was referred to Dr. Sterling. The individual was very pleased and benefitted greatly from his expertise in performing breast reductions. My experience was extremely positive as well. Dr. Sterling’s office staff was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Sterling provided me with his cell number and called me at my home after discharge from the hospital to be sure I was recouping without complication… read more
I am a 49 year old woman who had breast augmentation done with Dr. Sterling in June 2013. After nursing 3 babies and with gravity taking its toll due to my age, I needed help in this department! I chose to go with a small size (275cc) as I was striving for a conservative and very natural look for my age and my body size. I could not be more thrilled with my results!… read more
Caring, compassionate, kind & skilled are adjectives that just begin to describe Dr. Sterling. Let me briefly tell you my story to better understand the depth of what I have suggested. When I was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene mutation I immediately decided to have bi-lateral Mastectomy & Hysterectomy…read more
I have wanted a breast augmentation and labiaplasty since as far back as I could remember. Once a co-worker of mine took the plunge to get a breast augmentation. I knew this dream of mine was not impossible and was actually quite common. I did endless amounts of research on every plastic surgeon from Massachusetts to Miami. I had finally narrowed down my choices to five surgeons… read more
Several friends have gotten breast augmentation with other surgeons, but none of them experienced the professionalism and comfort that I received. From the call from Dr. Sterling the day before surgery to all of the check-up appointments afterwards, I have felt grateful and very comfortable. Thank you!