Breast Reduction

Most women inquiring about a breast reduction suffer from chronic back and neck pain due to overly large and pendulous breasts.

Many of the breast reduction candidates we see feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance. We have found that a breast reduction can be an excellent way to make a woman feel both physically and emotionally comfortable in her body.

Types of Incisions

Circular Areolar Incision for Breast Reduction

Circular Areolar Incision
Keyhole Incision for Breast Reduction

Keyhole Incision
Anchor Incision for Breast Reduction

Anchor Incision

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is breast reduction performed?
    Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The surgeon can also make aesthetic changes to the dark area surrounding the areola (nipple). Breast lift (mastopexy) is similar to a breast reduction, except that in most cases only skin is removed for a breast lift.
  • What can I expect following breast surgery?
    Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in better scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

    Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

    Following two to three weeks (varying on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The surgeon can also make aesthetic changes to the dark area surrounding the areola (nipple). Breast lift (mastopexy) is similar to a breast reduction, except that in most cases only skin is removed for a breast lift.
Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in better scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

Following two to three weeks (varying on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.

*Results may vary

Consultation

A complimentary cosmetic consultation for breast surgery will assist you in understanding your desired breast procedure, and assist your surgeon as well in assessing your overall health and eligibility for the surgery.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons are experienced at performing breast procedures with the most minimal scarring and the most aesthetic results. Their combination of advanced skills in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures makes their high level of experience truly unique.
 

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