Information about Breast Reduction:
Heavy, uncomfortable breasts that are disproportionately large can lead to chronic pain and a variety of physical problems. Breast reduction surgery is more than just a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts; by removing excess breast tissue, our Board Certified and Board Eligibile plastic surgeons can help you escape the physical limitations, systemic discomfort, and unwanted attention that large breasts can cause.
If you struggle with uncomfortably large breasts and would like to discuss your candidacy for breast reduction surgery, please contact Plastic Surgeons of Lexington today to meet personally with an experienced breast surgeon. We welcome patients from all over Kentucky, including Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and other Lexington-area communities.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Also called reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery is a procedure in which the size of the breasts is surgically reduced. During the procedure, excess breast tissue is removed, the skin is tightened, and the nipple and areola are repositioned.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any plastic surgery procedure. It is a highly rewarding procedure that can help you:
- Exercise more comfortably
- Achieve better posture and health
- More easily lay on your stomach
- Reduce pain from bra straps digging into your shoulders
- Find bras that fit well much more easily
The ability to exercise comfortably is a tremendous step toward a more healthy lifestyle and improved general well-being. Ridding yourself of the negative effects of unwanted attention can be freeing, especially for younger patients who may have been teased or targeted during school.
Am I a Candidate for Reduction Mammaplasty?
If the size and weight of your breasts cause physical discomfort, prohibit you from enjoying certain activities or affect your self-esteem, you are likely a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Generally speaking, ideal candidates for reduction mammaplasty are:
- In generally good health
- At a healthy and stable weight
- Prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time
- Prepared to follow pre and postoperative instructions closely
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Usually, breast reduction surgery only takes a few hours to perform. During the procedure, excess tissue, skin and fat is removed and the nipple is repositioned higher on the breast. The breast is reshaped and the incisions are closed.
Your nipple will never be fully removed at any point during your surgery. By keeping it attached to the underlying nerves, ducts and blood vessels, you will be able to retain sensation and function. However, in cases of very large reductions, it is possible that some temporary changes to sensation will occur.
Your breasts will be swollen for a few weeks to a few months after surgery. Once the swelling goes down, the size of your breasts will stabilize. Our breast reduction surgery will explain what you can expect before your procedure and give you detailed pre- and postoperative instructions.
What to Expect After Your Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery boasts one of the highest patient satisfaction scores of all plastic surgery procedures. More than just an aesthetic improvement, patients find relief from neck and back pain, bras and clothes fit better, exercising is easier the patient’s confidence improves.
As with any surgery, breast reduction leaves scars. Our Board Certified and Board Eligibile plastic surgeons understand the importance of discrete scars and consistently perform procedures with the least amount of scarring possible. Over time, and with consistent scar management techniques such as gel pad application and scar cream massage, your scars will fade.
Schedule Your Breast Reduction Consultation Today
If your breasts are so large they keep you from enjoying life to the fullest, breast reduction surgery may be an ideal solution. Call Plastic Surgeons of Lexington today! We help patients from across Kentucky, including Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and other Lexington-area communities.