SOURCE: Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

October 11, 2012 07:01 ET

Plastic Surgeon in Phoenix on Aesthetic and Functional Benefits of Breast Reduction

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - At his center for plastic surgery in Phoenix, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub says breast reduction has become an integral and increasingly popular part of his practice's ability to help women feel more confident and more comfortable with their bodies. Through a personalized and precise approach to surgery, he says patients across a wide age demographic are able to experience the benefits of undergoing a breast reduction to enhance their overall health as well as their physical appearance.

By removing significant amounts of breast tissue and reshaping the breasts to more natural contours, Dr. Turkeltaub states that a breast reduction is designed to not only alleviate patient symptoms such as neck, back and shoulder pain, but also to create a more proportional balance to a woman's body. He also notes that patients who have experienced chronic pain in their upper body, skin irritation, rashes, restricted physical activity, and self-esteem issues uniformly find the procedure to be a welcome relief from the burden of uncomfortably large breasts. Also, while patients younger than 18 may still be candidates for surgery in certain situations, the board-certified Arizona plastic surgeon says that any woman from 18 years of age or older who suffers physical or emotional discomfort related to her disproportionately large breasts may strongly benefit from breast reduction surgery.

"Patients should consider breast reduction if they are having neck, back, or shoulder pains or other symptoms related to the large size of the breast," says Dr. Turkeltaub. "Many women also complain that the very large size of their breasts attracts undesirable attention, comments and even ridicule, and generally projects an image that they don't want. This can also lead to lowered self-esteem, depression, eating disorders and even affect romantic relationships. Clearly there are significant functional and aesthetic benefits that can be gained from this surgery."

In order to help patients decide what size is right for them, the Phoenix plastic surgeon states that he seeks out the patient's goals relating to the surgery including the overall look, general cup size and extent of proportionality. He says that some patients are looking to go as small as possible whereas most others simply want to be much smaller yet still have a proportionate, balanced look. He notes that the majority of patients desire and end up being somewhere around a "C" or "D" cup size.

"When it comes to the end result of a breast reduction, the aim is to ensure that patients achieve their goals which typically are to be proportionately sized, rejuvenated-appearing breasts that no longer are the source of physical or emotional issues," he says.

Regardless of whether women are looking for a breast reduction or a breast lift, Dr. Turkeltaub states that choosing the right practice for one's plastic surgery procedure is an essential step. He encourages anyone considering breast surgery to consult with an experienced and reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any treatment.

About Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD, PC

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub graduated from the Six-Year Medical Program at Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine, after which he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Center as well as a plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Turkeltaub has authored several papers and textbook chapters on advanced techniques in plastic surgery, and he has dedicated numerous hours to his continued education.

With two locations at 10290 N. 92nd Street, Suite 207 in Scottsdale, AZ 85258 and 18275 N. 59th Ave. Bldg. E Suite 126 in Glendale, AZ 85308, the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be reached at (480) 451-3000. It can also be contacted online via the websites turkeltaub.com, arizonabreast.com, or facebook.com/drturkeltaub.

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