If your breasts are so large that they cause you pain or emotional discomfort, you should consider breast reduction surgery. It can be a life-changing procedure that gives you greater self-esteem and better health. You can have breasts that are in proportion with your figure and alleviate back and neck pain at the same time.
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, can help you limit your risk of health problems ranging from back and neck pain to skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery could be considered medically necessary and covered by your health insurance.
Your Individual Goals for Breast Reduction
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. DeLozier will discuss your breast reduction cosmetic surgery goals with you realistically. Together you will decide your optimal breast size as well as any other realistic improvements that can be addressed during your breast reduction plastic surgery
About Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery
Dr. DeLozier completes most breast reduction surgeries within 2 hours. You will be asleep under general anesthesia for your safety and comfort. New breast reduction techniques make it possible to reduce the size of the breast without the traditional anchor-shaped vertical and horizontal scars.
Dr. DeLozier will remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin. He will then reshape your breasts. Depending on the specifics of your case, he may also perform liposuction to improve your contours. Dr. DeLozier employs surgical techniques designed to preserve breast and nipple sensitivity.
Depending on the specifics of your breast reduction, in many patients, our skilled Nashville plastic surgeons can eliminate or significantly shorten the long horizontal scar through Short-Scar Breast Reduction.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
For the first day, you will wear a compression garment around your chest. Medication will control the pain as you heal from the surgery. Swelling and tenderness of the breasts may accompany your next menstrual cycle. You may experience occasional pain for a few months following reduction mammaplasty. You may be instructed to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks following surgery as part of your recovery.
Breast reduction surgery creates noticeable scars. The procedure can cause a loss of nipple sensation.
Breast Reduction Results
Freedom from back and neck pain is what many women appreciate most about breast reduction surgery. You’ll also say goodbye to seeing and feeling deep indentations on your back and shoulders from your bra straps. It may be hard to imagine a day when you don’t suffer because of your breasts, but breast reduction surgery can make it possible!
When it comes to your appearance, your breasts will be natural and shapely. You’ll enjoy that your breasts match and compliment your overall figure as a result of breast reduction surgery. This can greatly enhance your self-confidence each and every day. You’ll need new undergarments and clothing to fit your new shape, but, perhaps for the first time in years, shopping will be a pleasure. You’ll find that you fit into standard-sized garments, and what you wear will fit and look better. If these results sound good to you, contact our office for a personal consultation.