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Breast Reduction

While having voluptuous breasts is a desirable quality for many women, disproportionately large breasts can be physically and emotionally uncomfortable. Patients with heavy, cumbersome breasts often suffer from neck and back pain, skin irritation, limited mobility, and self-consciousness. The weight of overly large breasts can also create deep grooves in the shoulders where a woman’s bra straps are positioned. Breast reduction surgery restores the breasts to a more balanced, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Dr. Scott Green develops customized breast reduction approaches to provide beautiful results that complement a woman’s physique and achieve her unique cosmetic objectives.

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What Breast Reduction Surgery Can Achieve

More Proportionate Breasts

Enhanced Physical Comfort

An Improved Quality of Life

Breast Reduction Options

Women who are considering breast reduction surgery have specific aesthetic goals and anatomical needs, each of which must be reflected in their personalized procedure. Dr. Scott Green will perform a meticulous examination of your breasts during your initial consultation to create a surgical plan that addresses your concerns and delivers the exceptional results you desire.

Anchor Incision

  • Appropriate for patients who desire extensive reduction of the breasts
  • An incision encircles the perimeter of each areola, continues down the breasts to the inframammary fold, and follows along the crease
  • Excess breast tissue is excised, and the remaining skin is tightened
  • The nipple-areolar complex may also be altered using this method of reduction

Lollipop Incision

  • Appropriate for patients who desire moderate reduction of the breasts
  • An incision encircles the edges of each areola and continues down the breasts to the crease
  • Excess breast fat and skin are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened
  • The nipple-areolar complex may be adjusted using this technique

Donut Incision

  • Appropriate for patients who desire minimal reduction of the breasts
  • Two concentric incisions are created around each areola, through which excess fat and skin are removed
  • The size of the areolas may be reduced with this technique

Some women may benefit from combining other procedures with their breast reduction surgery. Those who wish to address multiple cosmetic concerns, such as abdominal laxity and excess body fat, may consider a Mommy Makeover or liposuction to achieve comprehensive improvement of their silhouette. Dr. Green can help you determine the ideal approach to meet your objectives during your private consultation.

Concerns

Recovery

Breast reduction patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following their procedure. These side effects can be minimized by wearing the recommended surgical bra to support and compress the breasts during the healing process. Most patients can resume working and their daily routine after one or two weeks as long as they refrain from strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks. Dr. Green will provide a detailed recovery timeline that includes aftercare instructions and the appropriate physical limitations. Some patients experience temporary changes in sensation around the incision sites.

Scars

As with any surgical procedure, breast reduction may result in visible scarring. However, with proper aftercare and time, scars tend to fade until they are nearly imperceivable. Dr. Green is also careful to place all breast reduction incisions in discreet locations so that they may be concealed with clothing and the natural contours of the breasts.

Cost

The price of a breast reduction procedure varies depending on several factors, which include the surgical technique, desired extent of correction, geographical location, and anesthesia fees. Dr. Green’s financial coordinator will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your customized procedure during your consultation appointment.

Pain

Dr. Green will prescribe oral pain medication to alleviate any postoperative discomfort following your breast reduction procedure.

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The Art of Plastic Surgery

Surgical skill can be learned, but surgical artistry is something a person must be born with. Dr. Scott Green has the inherent aesthetic and anatomical understanding necessary to deliver results of utmost transcendence to all of his patients. By applying his irrefutable grasp of beauty and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, Dr. Green sculpts his patients’ contours for the most dazzling and customized outcome.

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does breast reduction surgery take?

    Depending on the necessary extent of correction, breast reduction surgery can last between three and five hours.

  • How long will my breast reduction results last?

    This procedure produces long-lasting results, but subsequent weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can alter the size and shape of the breasts. Wearing a supportive bra and leading a healthy lifestyle can help preserve results for longer.

  • Should I quit smoking before undergoing my breast reduction procedure?

    Yes. Patients who plan on undergoing breast reduction must quit using all tobacco products for at least three weeks before their procedure to prevent certain complications. Smoking can hinder the healing process and the final results of your surgery. It is also recommended to refrain from tobacco use for three weeks after surgery to achieve the best outcome.

  • What complications can occur after a breast reduction procedure?

    It is uncommon for breast reduction patients to experience severe complications after their procedure. However, some of the potential risks include:

    • Bleeding, hematoma, or seroma
    • Infection
    • Prolonged swelling
    • Visible scarring
    • Asymmetrical results
    • Permanent changes in sensation