Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, results in a more proportional breast size and reduces symptoms associated with heavy breasts. Patients will find clothes better fitting, and exercise may become easier.


Who is a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Macromastia (enlarged breasts) can cause problems for many women. The excessive weight of the breast can lead to shoulder, neck, and upper back pain. Persistent rashes can occur under the breast, as well as shoulder grooving from bra straps.


Expected Results

Smaller, well- proportioned perky breasts.

Symptoms such as back pain and shoulder grooves from bra straps will improve with breast reduction surgery.


Procedure Details

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital. The procedure typically lasts 4-5 hours. The skin incisions are made around the areola and under the breast. Excess skin and breast tissue are removed. The areola is reduced and lifted. The breast is reshaped and lifted. Sutures are placed and the breast is wrapped in a light dressing. After observation, patients are released home on the same day of surgery.


Recovery

Patients commonly feel discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Patients typically return to work in one week to two weeks. Most patients begin to feel back relief soon after surgery. Heavy exercise is permitted by four to six weeks in most cases. Scars fade over the course of six to twelve months.


FAQ

How long do results of breast reduction surgery last?
Patients will see immediate results, and results are long-lasting. However, with aging and effects of gravity, the skin may again relax with time. Patients with significant weight gain or loss may see changes in the breast size fluctuate as well.
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance in some cases. On average, the cost is $6,000-$7,000. An individual quote will be determined after consultation with Dr. Carpin.

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure.

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