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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes excess tissue and/or fat from the breasts to reduce their size and make them more balanced with one’s overall body proportions. Breasts that are too large and heavy can be quite cumbersome and ultimately lead to both physical and emotional discomfort. Overly large breasts can be caused by a variety of factors, including “overdevelopment,” pregnancy and breastfeeding, genetics, and others. With breast reduction surgery, our skilled plastic surgeons can address the aesthetic and physical concerns caused by excessively large breasts and create more balanced proportions between the breasts and the body.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Good candidates for breast reduction are typically individuals who have breasts that are heavy, pendulous, and simply too large for their body frame. Many patients who consider this procedure would like to:

  • Have breasts that are smaller and more balanced with overall body proportions
  • Alleviate pain and discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders that may be caused by overly large breasts
  • Reduce breast sagging/drooping (breast ptosis)
  • Reduce rashes and other skin concerns that can appear under the breasts
  • Reduce self-consciousness about the appearance of the breasts
  • Engage in certain types of exercises that can otherwise be challenging with large, heavy breasts
  • Achieve a good fit in desired types of clothing
  • Reduce the potential for bra-strap indentations

Our plastic surgeon will meet with you to talk about your concerns and determine whether breast reduction is the best option. If so, a custom-tailored treatment plan will be developed that will take all of your needs and goals into account in order to provide an outcome that meets your expectations.

What Does the Breast Reduction Procedure Involve?

The precise nature of your breast reduction procedure will be based on the severity of your concerns and the goals you would like to accomplish. Traditional breast reduction surgery requires an incision around the areola (the dark-pigmented area around the nipple) that extends to the inframammary fold (where the breast tissue meets the chest). Our plastic surgeon will then remove excess skin, glandular tissue, and/or fat. The breasts will subsequently be delicately shaped and contoured to produce the best possible results. If the condition of the breasts is primarily being caused by excess fat rather than excess skin or glandular tissue, liposuction may be all that is necessary for some patients to successfully reduce the size of the breasts. Our doctor will be able to provide a recommendation once you have been examined in the consultation.

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Depending on each patient’s needs, this procedure usually takes about three to four hours to complete.

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What Can I Expect During Recovery from Breast Reduction?

A minimum of one to two weeks of recovery is often necessary after breast reduction surgery. Patients can expect temporary side effects such as swelling and bruising in the breast areas, which should fade as the incisions heal. A surgical bra may also be prescribed to help speed the healing process along. It is very important that patients refrain from strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects for several weeks following breast reduction surgery.

If you would like to learn more about how breast reduction can help you achieve your goals, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, please contact Luxxury Boutique today.