Reduction mammoplasty is a surgery that is done to reduce the size of the breasts. To accomplish this result, our plastic surgeons remove fat, tissue and excess skin.
There are several common reasons for breast reductions. In some women, large breasts contribute to poor posture, chronic neck and back pain. Sometimes, a rash develops under the breasts. Large breasts can also make it difficult to exercise. Before the procedure, you and our surgeons will decide on a new size and shape for your breasts.
After a breast reduction, your chest will be smaller. This should make movement easier. The surgery may also relieve discomfort due to excessively large breasts.
During your consultation at our San Diego office, please talk to our surgeons about your full medical history, including:
To begin your procedure, general anesthesia will be administered. This will ensure that you are completely asleep and unable to feel any pain or discomfort throughout the experience. From there, we will create the incisions.
The options include:
With each incision, the nipple will remain attached to its original blood and nerve supply. We will reposition the nipple, reduce, and reshape excess breast tissue. Once a smaller, more proportionate chest has been sculpted, we will place sutures deep within the breasts to maintain your new shape.
For most of our clients, breast reduction is done as an outpatient procedure. As such, you will return home the very same day. You will need a friend or family member to receive your discharge instructions and drive you home.
Recovery from breast reduction will last about two to three weeks. During this time, pain, swelling and bruising is normal, and you will need to limit strenuous activities and rest often. Most of our Coronado clients are able to return to sedentary work within three weeks. The scars associated with a breast reduction are permanent, but they will become increasingly less apparent over time.
When you work with an experienced La Jolla cosmetic surgeon, complications are very rare. However, even the best cosmetic surgery procedure is not without risk. Your surgeon will discuss these with you at your consultation.
A breast reduction can give you smaller, more manageable breasts. If you’re ready to make your ideal body a reality, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeons