Breast reduction is often sought out to reduce physical problems such as neck, shoulder and back pain, but its also sometimes an emotional discomfort such as drawing unwanted attention. This video shows how the procedure is performed and how re-shaping is obtained for beautiful results.
“Breast reduction usually involves a patient who is stuck in a body shape she doesn’t want,” says Dr. Paul Vanek, a board-certified general and plastic surgeon serving Cleveland, Ohio. “So often, a breast reduction patient comes back from surgery in a day, a week, a month and tells me, ‘I am so much more comfortable in my own skin. I can exercise. I can wear the clothes I want. I can be physical in a way I never thought I could.’ Those are the times when my profession feels most rewarding.”
Request a consultation online or call 440-205-5750 to schedule your appointment today. During your breast reduction consultation, Dr. Vanek will assess your individual anatomy, and discuss your aesthetic goals and your possible outcome in terms of your own structures. He will help you understand the risks and benefits of any procedure and empower you to make an informed, medically sound decision.
Dr. Vanek, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has been helping women celebrate their beauty in Akron, Cleveland, and Mentor since 1996. Because of the impact the procedure has on the lives of his patients, breast reductions remain one of Dr. Vanek’s favorite surgeries to perform.
“I love helping women feel empowered to make the change they’ve always wanted in their appearance,” says Dr. Vanek. “They choose my practice to make that change and have a safe, excellent procedure. The next day, before they even have time to recover, they realize the weight of the world is off their shoulders and they recognize that they have an outcome they have long wished for. It’s incredible.”
For Dr. Vanek, the outcome of any procedure begins in the consultation process. During your consult, Dr. Vanek will educate you on the risks and benefits of any procedure and empower you to make an informed, medically sound decision.
“I will spend lots of time with you, not only finding out about what you want, but making sure that it’s right for you. Your outcome is something that you carefully consider in the context of your own personal, medical, and emotional situation,” Dr. Vanek explains.
Your individual anatomy and your aesthetic goals will create a series of surgical options for Dr. Vanek to review with you. The procedure itself is done under anesthesia and involves the removal of breast tissue to modify and improve the size and appearance of the breast. “I am very careful and gentle throughout surgery,” says Dr. Vanek. “My surgical technique is not to race through the procedure. I make sure there is minimal blood loss. My years of training and experience enable me to do that efficiently.”
Dr. Vanek does have considerable training and experience – he has been named of one of “America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as well as “Lake County’s Favorite Plastic Surgeon” by the News Herald since 2011 – but he believes his connection to his patients is the basis for his success. “It is truly the relationship I form with my patients that creates the basis for a great outcome,” Dr. Vanek explains. “I don’t just do the surgery and say ‘good luck.’ The goal for me is to follow you through any anxiety and all the healing processes that occur. I’m going to attend to you myself, follow your progress, and reassure you that things are going well.”
“No one can guarantee a great result, but if it’s an outcome that is possible, I will strive to achieve that outcome,” Dr. Vanek says. “Give us a call. I’d love to talk with you and help you celebrate your beauty.”