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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.

How Noticeable Are Breast Reduction Scars?

Incisions must be made on each breast to effectively remove the excess skin, glandular tissue, and/or fat, as well as re-contour the shape. The incisional locations used for breast reduction surgery ultimately depend on the techniques utilized and the severity of the concerns being addressed. If liposuction is all that is necessary, the scars should be quite small. Other breast reduction techniques will create more noticeable scarring; however, scars often fade to some extent over time, and bras and swimsuits can typically conceal visible scars quite well. Our plastic surgeon takes great care with incision placement and suturing to minimize the appearance of residual scarring as much as possible.

Is Breast Reduction Without Surgery Possible?

In general, true breast reduction concerns can most likely only be effectively addressed by surgically removing the excess fat and tissue. This is especially true if you have an abundance of glandular tissue, in which there is no other way for it to be eliminated without surgery.

There are “breast reduction exercises” that claim to provide natural results, but these can be fleeting and impossible to reduce all of the fatty tissues. Additionally, any muscle built may strengthen the pectoral muscles but will have no effect on the excess glandular tissues. Similarly, weight loss cannot guarantee a reduction in size (or proportionate size) or enhanced shape – nor can it permanently remove the excess fat and tissue, which are typically the root cause of the discomfort from large and heavy breasts.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

At Luxxery Boutique, the cost for a breast reduction procedure starts at $10,000; however, the total price can vary among patients. Our plastic surgeon customizes each treatment plan based on individual needs and goals. Your estimated total cost ultimately depends on the particulars of your surgery – or any other combined procedures – as well as a number of factors associated with surgery and the overall treatment plan. During the initial consultation, you will be provided with a comprehensive review of costs once your personalized treatment plan has been developed. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about payment options at our practice, including plastic surgery financing options for qualified applicants who wish to pay for their breast reduction surgery over time.

Would you like to learn more about breast reduction and how this procedure can help you achieve your goals?

If you are ready to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, please contact Luxxury Boutique today.