Reasons for Having Breast Reduction Surgery
Your cosmetic doctor will help you decide if a breast reduction surgery is right for you. For many women, overly large breasts create emotional, physical, and health concerns. Common reasons for breast reduction surgery are:
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by weight of breasts
- Indentations along bra straps that support heavy breasts
- Skin irritation beneath and around the breast
- Sagging or stretched skin
- Feelings of self consciousness
- Irregularities or asymmetry between breasts
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed in a surgical facility under anesthesia. You will have a highly trained cosmetic surgeon and experienced staff tending to you every step of the way.
An incision will be made, the size and location will depend on your body’s condition and the desired outcome. Most incisions are made with care so that they can be hidden or concealed beneath undergarments and swimsuits.
Excess tissue and skin will then be removed. The areola may also be reduced and in some cases, the nipple is removed and transplanted to a higher position on the breast.
Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery
The results of breast reduction surgery can be felt immediately by most patients. Patients who elect to have breast reduction surgery often say they feel like a “weight has been lifted” and they have a better self-image.
The breasts will be covered with bandages to protect the incisions and promote healing. In the days immediately following surgery, you will wear a support bra. A small tube may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. The staff at The Center For SmartLipo will carefully review post-op care instructions. Most patients return to their normal routine in about 10 days to 2 weeks.
Breast Reduction FAQs
Who is a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Candidates for breast reduction surgery have heavy, overly large, or asymmetrical breasts. Those seeking surgery should be in good health. A consultation and medical evaluation will be performed to see if there are any conditions that may exclude you from surgery.
It is also important to note that changes in weight, including subsequent pregnancies, can affect the outcome of your breast reduction surgery.
Are there any risks of breast reduction surgery?
There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery has qualified cosmetic surgeons with over 20 years experience. They will review any specific concerns and risks. Common complications of breast reduction surgery may include:
- Scarring at incision
- Anesthesia risks
- Damage to nerves, blood vessels, or muscles
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Limited ability to breastfeed
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Breast reduction surgery costs vary from one patient to another. Your cosmetic doctor will consider your body, the size and shape of the breast, along with your medical history and desired results. In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be covered by health insurance. The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery offers affordable financing options should you need assistance paying for your procedure.