About Breast Reduction Surgery
Excessively large breasts can create physical and social issues for women. Furthermore, extremely large breasts can lead to insecurity issues and overall embarrassment, as well as neck and back pain. Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in Lake Mary, FL who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction. This plastic surgery at Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a more normal size. It also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and moves them so they appear normal with the new size. In most situations, a breast lift can be implemented to provide a more taut and healthier appearance.
Breast Reduction Ideal Candidates
If you suffer from large, heavy breasts that interfere with everyday life, a surgical breast reduction may be what you need to achieve the silhouette you desire. Breast reduction is ideal for women who deal with stress and emotional anxiety or are not able to live a fulfilled and active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have consistent skin rashes or irritations (as well as back pain), breast reduction surgery can greatly diminish these medical conditions. It is crucial that patients are at a stable weight and choose a skillful surgeon, like Dr. Sawh-Martinez, who listens to their concerns and goals and has the training to create a normal and natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Surgical Technique
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient procedure and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The time frame for the surgery depends on various factors, including the incision type, the general surgical technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The areola and nipple area repositioning is another factor. Typically, liposuction is used for tissue and fat reduction to reduce the breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Sawh-Martinez. The issue surrounding scarring is also carefully examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, modern techniques have led to a significant decrease in the visibility of scarring. Based on the difficulty of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be made. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the surrounding skin and tissue will be pulled and lifted.
What to Expect with Breast Reduction
Once surgery has been completed, our patients will be monitored closely in a quiet recovery room and then sent home to begin the healing process. A thin tube for draining is usually inserted near the incision area to assist with bleeding. A compression bra will be worn for a few days that will increase blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-surgery effects will fade. Most of our patients at Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery comment that they feel less weighed down and more confident. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you so desire and feel excited about your new figure. Keep in mind that it is important to maintain a healthy body weight post-surgery so your results are not compromised.
Breast Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be determined with Dr. Sawh-Martinez during your consultation. When he has created your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate procedure costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easy to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Sawh-Martinez so he can help with your claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola area may be cut out and moved. Dr. Sawh-Martinez will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Sawh-Martinez helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Sawh-Martinez suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy, maintainable weight prior to your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Sawh-Martinez has helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a fuller life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your consultation at Craniofacial & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sawh-Martinez will explain each step necessary to help you obtain your aesthetic desires and develop a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. We welcome you to call our office in Lake Mary, FL to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.