Why have a Breast Reduction?
Women with large, pendulous breasts often suffer from the following ailments:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Skin indentations or discoloration from bra straps
- Skin irritation
- Uneven breast size and shape
- Breathing difficulties
- Discomfort while exercising
- Poorly fitting clothes
- Feelings of extreme self-consciousness
Breast reduction surgery will alleviate these medical problems by removing excess tissue and recontouring the breast into a higher, firmer, symmetrical shape.
About the Procedure:
Excess fat, glandular tissue and skin will be removed and the nipple and areola will be moved into their new position. The skin will be brought together from both sides of the breast, down over the areola to shape the new, lighter breast.
A breast reduction takes approximately two to three hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is our first concern, we always work with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home.
- Reduce breast size and correct sagging, uneven shape
- Alleviate muscular pain from carrying excessive breast weight
- Daily activities and exercise become more comfortable
- Clothes have a more flattering fit
- Feel better about your appearance
- Improve overall self-image.
Recovery & Aftercare:
- Patients may experience some degree of bruising, swelling and tenderness.
- Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
- Limit activity for the next two days following surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activities for about one to two weeks.
- Patients can typically return to work within the first week.
- Our doctors may recommend a sports bra be worn for a couple of weeks following surgery.
Liposuction may be used in conjunction with surgery to remove excess fat around the breast and enhance the overall contour of the new breasts. Please discuss this option with the doctor.
Breast reduction surgery may be covered by certain insurance companies. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits. Otherwise, this surgery would be considered cosmetic.
**NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with the plastic surgeon.
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