Feel Better in Your Body
Your breasts may be the source of unnecessary physical and emotional discomfort, drawing unwanted attention and negatively impacting the type of activities you participate in. Breast reduction removes tissue to recontour and improve the size of overly large breasts. Choosing breast reduction can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits, procedure, recovery, and more.
Most women who undergo breast reduction surgery spend their lives feeling weighed down by overly large and cumbersome breasts. For these women, breast reduction surgery offers a chance to finally have the breasts they’ve always wanted while boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Stephan Baker offers breast reduction procedures in Miami, FL, to improve the appearance of your breasts and boost your self-esteem. Contact our office to schedule a consultation or ask questions about what Dr. Baker can do for you!
“I do every procedure three times. I do it all in my head in advance. I do the actual surgery. I review it all from start to finish to look for ways to improve. This way, each procedure I do is my best work.”
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery can provide both functional and cosmetic benefits:
The weight of large breasts can create pressure on the spine, leading to chronic back and neck pain. Heavy breasts can also cause discomfort during activities like running, swimming, and yoga. Reducing the weight of your breasts can provide you with the relief you need from your chronic pain.
Overly large breasts can lose their attractive shape and result in unwanted ptosis. During a breast reduction, Dr. Baker will shape the breasts to improve definition and their position on the chest. This process can create a more proportional breast size to create a more attractive appearance.
Cumbersome breasts also limit your clothing choices. Many women with breasts that are too large feel they have to limit their clothing options out of modesty or for comfort. By improving the size and shape of your breasts, you will find that tops fit better. Your breasts will subtly enhance your appearance rather than overwhelm it.
Women with chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain due to overly large breasts may find immense relief after breast reduction surgery. Other reasons you might consider breast reduction include chronic skin irritation under the breasts, nerve pain, and low self-esteem due to the size of your breasts.
You also might consider how your breasts are affecting your activities. Maybe you stopped exercising because it was uncomfortable or painful. Or maybe you simply cannot find any bras or clothing that fit you properly. Women who are not candidates for breast reduction have persistent health problems such as heart disease or uncontrolled diabetes. If you are obese, much of what makes your breasts appear larger is fatty tissue, and surgery is not advised until some of the weight has been lost. Smokers are also advised against any plastic surgery procedure as it will interfere with the anesthesia, and the risk of issues during and after the procedure will be greater.
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Individual consultation with Dr. Baker will determine if a breast reduction is the correct procedure to help you meet your functional and aesthetic goals. During the consultation, Dr. Baker will ask about your medical history and review any specific goals or expectations that you have for the procedure. Your surgeon will also evaluate the placement, shape, and size of your breasts. They may also take measurements and photos. The consultation is the perfect time to address any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure and results.
Since breast reduction is a plastic surgery that uses general anesthesia, your surgeon will recommend certain steps to prepare for your procedure. You will be asked to provide a list of your current medications to ensure that none of them will react poorly with the anesthesia or affect recovery. Your surgeon may also want to conduct lab testing or a medical evaluation to ensure that your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any preparation questions, feel free to contact your surgeon to ask! The breast reduction procedure will take around four hours to complete. All breast reduction surgeries with Dr. Baker are done under general anesthesia. Several different techniques are employed during breast reduction surgery. The techniques are defined by the shape of the incision and chosen by your surgeon to best meet your needs and goals.
Types of Breast Reduction Surgery
Inverted breast reductions use T or anchor-shaped incisions. The first incision is created around the outer edge of each areola, and the second is made vertically down the lower breast tissue. Another incision runs along each breast fold. The anchor incision allows the surgeon to remove the most tissue and fat for patients with considerably large breasts. Through these incisions, droopy and excess breast skin and fat are removed. While these incisions may leave some visible scarring, most women feel that the overall improvement in their breast appearance is worth the temporary scarring.
Vertical breast reduction uses a lollipop-shaped incision. The first incision is around the outer edge of each areola, and the second is made vertically down to the breast fold. The lollipop incision is best for women with mild to moderately large breasts. Recovery time is less than with anchor incisions, and there is less scarring.
Addressing Any Breast Reduction Concerns You May Have
Immediately following your surgery, you will feel groggy from the anesthesia, and your newly shaped breasts might feel uncomfortable. You will experience bruising, redness, and swelling that will last between two and four weeks. There may be some postoperative pain, but many patients say it lasts only three to four days following their procedure. All pain is controlled using oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Throughout your recovery, you should wear a specialty support bra. In the initial weeks after surgery, you should avoid strenuous activities, especially anything that applies pressure to the chest. Most of our breast reduction patients can return to work within two weeks. You may be able to resume your regular exercise routine after three to four weeks with your doctor’s permission.
Some of our breast reduction patients report decreased sensitivity in their nipples for a few weeks after their surgery, but nipple sensations will eventually return.
Insurance will pay for breast reduction surgery if that patient can prove that the procedure is medically necessary. Typical reasons why insurance would cover breast reduction include chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain related to the size of the breasts, chronic skin problems, and breast pain. If none of these symptoms is present, the procedure is considered cosmetic and will not be covered by insurance.
Your nipple-areola complex always remains attached during your procedure. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will have difficulty with nursing in the future. Discuss any concerns with Dr. Baker during your consultation.
Yes. During your breast reduction, Dr. Baker will remove tissue and reshape the breasts to ensure they are similar in size and position for a symmetrical look.
The exact cost of breast reduction surgery depends on technique, facility/anesthesia fees, and the number of follow-up visits. Dr. Baker will provide you with a customized estimate during your consultation at the office in Miami, FL.
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