Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a plastic surgery option for women with large, heavy, and pendulous breasts. Large breasts can contribute to physical discomfort, such as back, neck, or shoulder pain. Many patients also experience skin irritation and breakdown beneath their breasts. Patients often report difficulty with exercise and strenuous physical activities and have trouble finding clothes that properly fit. Click for more examples of breast enhancement before and after pictures.

In addition to the physical problems associated with large and heavy breasts, there are also emotional ones. Many patients are very self-conscious and experience personal embarrassment about their breast size.

Procedure

  • During breast surgery, incisions are made around the areolas and along the breast crease. A third incision is made vertically from the areolas to the crease of the breast.
  • Excess fat, breast tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts. The remaining breast tissue is then reshaped and the nipple/areola is moved to its new position.
  • Breast reduction surgery usually takes two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Patients can return home the same day.

Recovery

Depending on their job requirements, most patients can expect to return to work within one to two weeks. Most can return to their normal routines in four to six weeks.

Results

The Results of this Procedure are smaller, well-shaped breasts that are in proportion to the rest of the body. Without the weight of large breasts, many breast reduction patients can engage in sports and other physical activities which were once restricted. Breast reductions often make a dramatic change in a patient's appearance and can lead to an increase in body image satisfaction.

Many insurance companies provide coverage for breast plastic surgery. Eligibility is based on such factors as the amount of breast tissue to be removed and the specific terms of the insurance policy. We also have financing options available for your breast surgery needs.

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