Breast Reduction | Auburn, AL
Large breasts can create both physical and psychological problems for women. Neck pain, back pain, and shoulder pain have been linked to the strain that large breasts put on your body. Some women experience rashes and skin irritation under their breasts. Other women feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts, and are limited in their daily activity and clothing choices. Breast reduction surgery can improve these symptoms and restore self-confidence.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgery designed to reduce the size of the breasts while improving the shape and nipple position. Lifting of the tissue and nipple is part of the procedure. Many times breast reduction is covered by insurance companies.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
- Someone with disproportionately large breast volume
- Someone with large heavy breasts that result in neck, shoulder or back pain
- Women who are not pregnant
- Healthy individual
- Realistic goals and expectations
What can I expect from a consultation?
At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we believe you should be well informed about any procedure you are considering. At your initial consult, you surgeon will discuss your concerns and personal goals. He will then examine you and offer his opinion on how to achieve your goals. There are many techniques for breast reduction, but they all involve removal of excess breast tissue and skin. The surgeon will explain the surgery and discuss the potential risks and benefits with you.
What to expect the day of surgery?
The surgery will be at either East Alabama Ambulatory Surgery Center or East Alabama Medical Center. On the day of surgery, the surgeon will make some marks on you in the preoperative holding area and confirm the surgery details with you. The surgery usually takes two to three hours. Most people go home the same day. A supportive bra will be placed at the time of surgery. Absorbable sutures are used, so there is no need to remove any sutures. Most women return to work within five to seven days. Full strenuous activity can be resumed at four weeks. Noticeable results will be present immediately, but the final result may not be present for three to six months.
Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
*All patients displayed have provided written consent. Individual results will vary.