Dr. Lawrence N. Gray

Smaller Breasts, a Beautiful Shape and the Least Amount of Scarring Possible

Dr. Gray is the leader and most experienced with 20 Years and 1,800 cases.

Women with oversized breasts frequently suffer both physical and emotional difficulties, including feelings of self-consciousness, low self-esteem, poor body image and depression. It is also often difficult to exercise comfortably or find clothes that fit well. Breast reduction surgery can help change your life by correcting the physical disproportion which causes a host of painful conditions, helping women feel better almost immediately.

Extremely large breasts cause physical problems, such as:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain resulting from breasts’ excessive weight
  • Headaches
  • Numbness in hands and arms
  • Indentations in a woman’s shoulders caused by bra straps
  • Poor posture from the downward pull of the weight
  • Painful rashes underneath the breasts

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Dr. Lawrence Gray is the originator and nationally recognized expert on Scarless Breast Reduction. Dr Gray is often asked to teach or give presentations on the procedure at national professional meetings. He has published extensively on the subject and has taught numerous times at professional plastic surgical meetings. The following is a list of his articles, presentations and panel participations on the topic of breast reduction specifically.

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How Scarless Breast Reduction is Performed?

Two tiny incisions on each breast will give you smaller breasts and a beautiful shape without the 12 inches of scarring from the traditional method. Scarless breast reduction only requires two tiny incisions on each breast, leaving two inconspicuously placed, quarter-inch scars, a drastic improvement over the old method. These tiny scars often disappear from sight over time. For the first 2-3 months, your tiny scars will be visible, but still quite small. With massage, the scar tissue will break down and the darker color on the surface of the scar will fade over time.

In the procedure, a surgical tube, called a cannula, is inserted into the breast through a tiny incision. Dr. Gray moves the tube back and forth, breaking up layers of fat, which the cannula removes with suction. When the fat has been removed, decreasing the size of the breast, the remaining skin will naturally shrink to fit the new breast volume, no matter how old the patient is, or how large her breasts were. Dr. Gray is able to achieve an average reduction of two cup sizes in each breast. The average volume reduced is 800 cc’s, ranging from 250 cc to 2,650 cc. The amount of fat in the female breast ranges from 61 to 74 percent. Through liposuction, Dr. Gray can remove the unwanted fat tissue while leaving the glandular tissue in place.

After scarless breast reduction, the skin shows a dramatic degree of shrinkage: the nipple/areola is often elevated an average of six centimeters. This result is best seen after the swelling has gone down. Scarless breast reduction provides a significant lift in all patients, though the amount of lift is particularly influenced by the elasticity of the patients skin.

Advantages of Scarless Breast Reduction vs. The Older Method

  • Rapid recovery: While patients are advised to take a full week off from work, many people return to work in just 3 days.
  • Improved shape of the breasts.
  • No scarring: only two tiny scars per breast at the cannula insertion point.
  • Ability to breast feed remains in tact.
  • Potential to better detect reading of mammograms.
  • Normal sensation remains in the nipple and areola.
  • Lower cost compared to the traditional method.
  • Excellent option for patients who cannot tolerate a more invasive operation due to medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, myasthenia, multiple sclerosis, or asthma.

Scarless breast reduction is also ideal for correcting asymmetrical breasts, a very common condition in which one breast is slightly larger than the other. Most of the time, the inconsistent sizes of a woman’s breasts go unnoticed by others because the breasts are most often fully covered. However, many women are aware of the size difference between their breasts and are distressed by it. Teenage girls with asymmetrical breasts often suffer from severe self-consciousness and want their breasts to be more similar. Scarless breast reduction provides a wonderful option to be able to adjust breast size, without leaving a visible scar.

Your Consultation

Your consultation is important for communicating to Dr.Gray how much smaller you would like your breasts to be. Dr.Gray will determine if what you want is realistic for your body and obtainable and he will discuss with you how significant the improvement will be for your body. A consultation will take about one hour from start to finish. Extensive details regarding pre- and post-operative care will be given to you in your care packet at the time of your consultation.

Your Recovery

Follow Dr. Gray’s recommendations carefully and you will have a smooth recovery. Although it would be optimal for you to take a full week off from your work or other duties, most people feel very capable of returning to work within three days, although strenuous activity is not recommended for up to one week. Continuing to not smoke will aid greatly in your recovery.

You will be pleased with your smaller breasts right away. Your back and shoulder and neck pain will be reduced right away. Your clothes will fit better immediately and will continue to improve. You will be very happy will the immediate result, which will continue to improve over time. The final results will be seen when the swelling goes down completely, usually in about four to six weeks.

Why Choose Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center?

Questions You May Have:

  • Will this surgery be paid for by insurance? It varies according to the type of insurance you have. Call our office for help with your insurance questions.
  • Will this surgery be paid for by insurance? It varies according to the type of insurance you have. Call our office for help with your insurance questions.
  • Where is it done? In our state of the art, fully licensed and certified surgical facility in scenic Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the New England seacoast.
  • Will I ever need to repeat this surgery? No. You are born with a finite number of fat cells. Fat cells do not grow back. If you gain weight, you will gain it over your whole body, not in one specific area, such as your breasts.

The pictures in our gallery will show the dramatic improvement with scarless breast reduction. We have many very happy patients who are willing to speak with you about their experience at Atlantic Plastic Surgery, their results and how it has changed their lives for the better.

Contact Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center so you can feel more comfortable and happy with your breast size soon!