Breast Reduction

Baltimore, Maryland Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Summers of Maryland Plastic Surgery Center is celebrated by Annapolis and Baltimore breast reduction patients for his renowned surgical skills and expertise. Dr. Summers has perfected a Minimal Incision Breast Reduction procedure, which enables even moderately large breasts to be reduced in size and lifted using only an incision around the areola. In fact, breast reduction patients throughout Maryland (including Townson, Lutherville, Columbia, Owing Mills, Howard County, and Ellicott City breast reduction patients) exclusively seek Dr. Summers for his experience with minimally invasive breast reduction procedures.

Dr. Summers believes breast reduction is an intricate procedure that requires aesthetic judgement, surgical skill and extensive medical training. Considered by many to be a Maryland breast reduction specialist, Dr. Summers describes the breast reduction procedure below.

In line with the theme of this book, Invisible Worlds, here is our observation of the invisible and visible world created in this office. You demonstrate a love for your work and humanity, which expresses itself in the results that your patients experience. That you have a wonderful team working with you is clearly evidenced by the professional and congenial atmosphere that your staff has conveyed from the first consultation. We are grateful for all the positive changes you have brought into our lives. The good you have given to others will return to you multiplied abundantly.
David J.
I can’t believe how incredible my skin looks after Dr. Summers did laser resurfacing for me. Love, love, love it!

– K. V Verified TrueReview®

K. V
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReview®

Kathy S
I love Dr. Summers and Staff!! I recently had and breast augmentation and lift. I love the results and the staff is very helpful and wonderful. My nurse has been the best I could ever ask for, she really did a great job explaining and going over everything with me and my husband. The staff is very thorough from checking in to accommodating each patient for follow up appointments. The facility is very clean, quiet, and comforting. Thank you all so much!! I would recommend using Dr. Summers and staff to anyone interested in this type of cosmetic surgery.

– D. Valenzia Verified TrueReview®

D.Valenzia
What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons.  Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
Dani H.
This wonderful doctor SAVED MY LIFE, and if it wasn’t for him… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBZ_oLrKXZk

– Gayle A. Verified TrueReview®

Gayle
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReviews®

Kathy S.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kindness, support and relaxed demeanor over the past several months. You made me feel at ease about my surgery. In the operating room I remember you holding my hand as I was “put to sleep”. As you said, combined surgeries add time, this can create more nausea, prolonged recovery and higher risk of infection. In 6 hours, you performed a breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and liposuction. My recovery although difficult as you said, was uneventful. Six months later, I am so happy, so trusting in you with what I have seen, that I am now considering a lower body lift.
Erin
I have always been “shy” about my breast size…or lack there of…and had wanted implants from early on. After 3 children I still had no breasts and finally decided to “bite the bullet”. I had my procedure done in May of 2005 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center and loved, loved, loved the results… A couple months ago (and 4 years after my initial augmentation) I noticed some almost immediate volume decrease in my left breast. I called Dr. Summers office and his staff promptly set me up an appointment to check it out. Within less than a week I was back on the table having my implant replaced (at no cost to me) and it had turned out to be a defect in the implant valve. Dr. Summers was as amazing with my replacement implant as he was with the initial implant…which concerned me initially as I wrongly assumed that since it was covered under the warranty that I would not be as much of a “priority” as “paying” clients. I was certainly wrong about that aspect as Dr. Summers was more than willing to resolve my issue as quickly as possible. I am contemplating liposuction or maybe a tummy tuck… When I decide to do it Dr. Summers will be my first choice!! For anyone out there contemplating a procedure…set yourself up a consult with Dr. Summers…you will walk out of his office with confidence in him as your surgeon as well looking forward to a date for your procedure…what are you waiting for?– Lutisha Verified TrueReview®
Lutisha
Everything about this experience exceeded my expectations and none of my fears about having cosmetic surgery came true. The results were completely natural looking–as though the clock had been set back many years and while the before and after results were substantial, the overall effect was just right and nobody even asked whether I had any “work” performed on my face. I am most happy about the fact that the double chin, which I’d had for my entire life, is now gone and I have an actual jaw line.

– S.D. Verified TrueReview®

S.D.

Breast Reduction: Introduction

Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety. A breast reduction procedure improves the proportions of the breasts to the rest of the body by reshaping the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers has helped Baltimore and Annapolis breast reduction patients improve their figures and their self confidence.

The breast reduction procedure can provide relief from physical symptoms such as back, neck, and shoulder pain and relieve rashes beneath the breasts caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Following breast reduction, the size and weight of the breasts no longer interfere with physical activity, and clothes fit better with a wider choice of styles. Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance.

Breast Reduction: Goals

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
  • Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
  • Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts.
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the size/weight of the breasts.
  • Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.

 

Breast Reduction: Procedure

Techniques for breast reduction vary. In the United States, the most common breast reduction procedure involves an incision around the areola, down the center of the lower breast, and under the natural curve of the breast. However, when possible, Dr. Summers uses alternate incisions to minimize the length of the scars. After the incsions are made, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed. Next, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, eliminating the presence of any scars on the breast. The best procedure can be determined during the initial consultation visit.

Breast reduction results in an immediate body-image change. Patients are typically pleased with the elimination of physical pain caused by large breasts as well as a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.

 

Breast Reduction: Recovery

Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. The bandages are removed the day after surgery and patients are instructed to wear a bra 24-hours daily for the next week. The bra may be removed for showers. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery that is typically relieved by ibuprofen. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the pre-operative and post-operative instructions.

 

Breast Reduction: Cost

Breast reduction surgery typically costs between $3,000 – $7,000 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. The variability in price reflects the different breast reduction techniques which Dr. Summers utilizes – the specific technique which will be used for your breast reduction will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.

The fees include all of the following: facility fee at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist, surgeon’s fee, and all office visits.

The only other expenses you will incur are pharmacy related for prescription medications (antibiotics and pain medication) and laboratory related for routine blood tests prior to your breast reduction surgery. Patients who are over 40 years of age or who have pre-existing medical conditions will also need to have a medical clearance, which includes an EKG and additional bood tests.

In addition to performing breast reduction, Dr. Summers offers other breast procedures at his cosmetic surgery practice. Please visit these pages to learn about how Dr. Summers helps Baltimore breast augmentation, breast lift and male breast reduction patients.

Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions:

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