Breast Reduction

Patients who desire a breast reduction may have symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit you better. Such factors may boost an individual’s confidence, leading them to seek breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but Dr. Perry Jr. recommends waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

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During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. Once your goals have been determined you will set a date for this procedure and will be given instructions about how to prepare.

Breast reduction surgery may be covered by your insurance if the amount of breast tissue to be removed is excessive and that the size of your breasts cause neck and back problems.

When the date for your breast reduction has arrived, you should plan on the surgery taking several hours or more. The most common method of reducing the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After Dr. Perry Jr. has removed excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, also is reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Liposuction may be used to improve the contour under the arm. Usually, the nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds of tissue, and this allows for the preservation of sensation. All procedures are performed with anesthesia to minimize any discomfort or pain.

Dr. Perry Jr. can help you achieve your goals with breast reduction surgery. Tot a breast reduction, please contact us today.