Breast Reduction

woman in brown bra

Do you have large breast and suffer from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, bra strap indentations or skin rashes? Are you self-conscious of the size of your breast? If so then you may want to learn more about breast reduction surgery. Not only does a breast reduction provide relief from the above symptoms, but the procedure is often times covered by your healthcare insurance. Breast Reduction or Reduction Mammoplasty also provide additional benefits including improved appearance of the breast and reduce areola size with more youthful positioning of the nipples. After surgery women often find exercising and the ability to find comfortable, better fitting bras to be much easier. Breast Reduction requires incisions around the areola that extend vertically below the nipple and along the fold of the breast similar to the incisions of an inverted-T or Anchor Breast Lift. Occasionally, additional liposuction of the arm pit area can be performed to provide the best contour of the lateral breast in certain cases. Give our office a call today and book your free consultation to learn more.

Scroll down for Gallery

Goals:

  • Reduce the size of the breast
  • Improve Breast Symmetry
  • Improve the positioning of the Nipple
  • Improve the overall contour of the breast
  • Improve symptoms associated with larger breast including pain, skin irritation, bra strap indentations

Recovery:

Downtime following Breast Reduction is most often 1 week but can vary depending on the extent of your specific case.  Afterwards a surgical bra will be placed to hold the breast in a symmetric position during the initial healing. The discomfort is well managed with a combination of muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medication and prescribed pain medication. It is recommended to avoid exercising for 3-4 weeks after surgery to prevent avoidable complications such as uneven settling of your breast implants, bleeding, bruising, pain and problems healing. Scars will typically fade within 6-18 months after surgery. You will likely experience reduced sensation of the breast after surgery that typically returns within 3 to 6 months. At your consultation we will review all of this and more to make sure you are able make the best decision for you.