Breast reduction also called reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure done to remove breast tissue and skin to relieve the symptoms of associated with large breasts (macromastia) and improve the shape and size of the breasts.
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this surgical procedure is aimed at reducing the size and volume of the breasts. The treatment involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast size.
Under general anesthesia, strategic incisions are made around the areola, sometimes extending vertically down the breast and horizontally along the breast crease. The surgeon then reshapes the remaining breast tissue and repositions the nipple-areola complex to match the new breast shape. This procedure can provide relief from physical discomfort, improve posture, and boost self-confidence.
Dr. Jones' Atlanta breast reduction can have a significant positive impact on a person's quality of life. Some of the benefits include:
Reducing the weight and volume of the breasts can alleviate chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the strain of heavy breasts.
With lighter breasts, patients often experience improved posture and a reduced risk of developing spinal problems.
Smaller breasts can make it easier to engage in physical activities, leading to a more active lifestyle.
Patients can enjoy a wider range of clothing choices and may find it easier to find well-fitting bras and clothing.
Breast reduction can positively impact self-esteem and body image, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in their appearance.
Large breasts can cause skin irritation and rashes, which are alleviated after the surgery.
Many individuals experience emotional relief and a sense of empowerment following breast reduction surgery.
Additionally, for some patients, non-surgical or minimally invasive techniques like liposuction-assisted breast reduction may be suitable, leading to reduced scarring and faster recovery compared to traditional surgical methods.
Atlanta breast reduction is suitable for individuals with large breasts causing physical discomfort, chronic pain, or emotional distress. Eligible candidates often experience back, neck, or shoulder pain due to the weight of their breasts and seek relief from skin irritation and rashes underneath.
Difficulty in participating in physical activities or finding appropriate clothing can also be addressed through this procedure. However, teenagers may need to wait until breast development is complete, and individuals with uncontrolled diabetes, significant heart or lung problems, or allergies to anesthesia or surgical materials may not qualify. Smoking is discouraged as it can hinder healing and increase risks associated with the surgery.
What is the difference between a breast reduction and a breast lift (mastopexy)?
A breast lift is purely an aesthetic procedure in which the nipple areolar is repositioned and skin and breast tissue is removed as needed to reshape the breasts. Many of the same techniques are used to perform breast reduction with the focus on removing breast tissue.
Many health insurance providers cover the cost of Atlanta breast reduction surgery. Typically, you will visit your plastic surgeon and once he or she decides you are a candidate for surgery, request for authorization from you insurance will be submitted. Once approved, your plastic surgeon will schedule you for surgery.
You will be responsible for paying your deductible. If your plastic surgeon is not in your network of providers, be sure to check to see if your insurance has out-of-network benefits. Otherwise, you will be responsible for covering the cost of your breast reduction operation.
Your plastic surgeon will mark your breasts on the day of your surgery. The surgery is typically done in an outpatient setting and takes 2–4 hours, depending on the size of your breasts and your surgeon’s experience.
After recovering, you should be sent home typically with pain medications and anti-nausea medications. Some plastic surgeons use drains. Dr. Jones occasionally use drains on extremely large breast reduction operations and they are removed within the first two weeks.
This is a very common question and request. Perkiness is a matter of upper pole fullness of the breasts. More than likely, if you do not have fullness of the upper pole of the breasts prior to surgery, you will not after surgery.
Upper pole fullness is also dependent on the type of technique used. In general, techniques that maintain the continuity of the breast tissue superiorly have a more long-standing result and less bottoming out. With aging, gravity, changes in hormonal levels, the glandular tissue is lost and the breasts will settle downwards.
The first couple of days you should spend resting at home. It is important that you have a caregiver for the first 24 – 48 hours. A sports bra should be worn for support to help aid in the healing process and keep tension off of your incisions after your Atlanta breast reduction surgery. Avoidance of strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks may be necessary until your wound are healed.
Pain is usually well controlled with narcotic medicine and once it has been discontinued, you can return to work and be able to drive. There will be a scar, the size is dependent on the technique used. It is of utmost importance to follow your plastic surgeon’s wound care instructions to get the best possible scar. This may include scar massage, silicone gel sheets amongst other adjuncts. There will be a period of swelling and the breasts shape and size are settled in by 8 weeks.
Dr. Jones is a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon renowned for his exceptional experience in breast reduction surgeries. With numerous successful procedures and a focus on patient safety, he has earned accolades and positive media coverage for his contributions to the field. Patients praise his compassionate approach, cutting-edge techniques, and dedication to achieving outstanding results.
Dr. Jones' reputation is built on a track record of transforming lives, as reflected in the glowing testimonials from satisfied patients. Choosing Dr. Jones means entrusting your care to a highly respected and skilled professional known for delivering optimal outcomes and providing an exceptional patient experience.
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Our Atlanta Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia, so patients typically do not experience pain during the procedure. However, some discomfort, bruising, and swelling may be expected during the recovery period, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
As with any surgical procedure, breast reduction carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. However, these risks are generally low and can be minimized with the expertise of a qualified plastic surgeon.
It is possible for some patients to experience temporary changes in nipple sensation after breast surgery, including reduced or heightened sensitivity. In most cases, nipple sensitivity returns to normal over time, but it can vary from person to person.
Breast reduction surgery itself does not increase the risk of breast cancer. In fact, it may help improve breast health by reducing the volume of breast tissue. However, it is essential to attend regular breast screenings and mammograms as recommended by healthcare professionals.
In assessing the cost of breast reduction Atlanta plastic surgeons (or anywhere else) will always factor in such things as: the surgeon's experience, location, surgical techniques, exact desires of the patient, and the extent of the procedure. It is best to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your specific needs and receive an accurate cost estimate.
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