Having breasts that are larger than one desires can cause both physical discomfort and insecurity in social situations. Breast reduction surgery is designed to get rid of excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts, thereby creating a smaller bust line that is more proportionate to the body frame. Dr. Jeff Scott is an expert in helping you attain your breast reduction goals.
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Breast reduction is a commonly performed procedure that can help patients who suffer from a range of issues related to overly large breasts. These issues include:
- Excessive sagging or drooping
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Bra-strap indentations
- Inability to wear preferred clothing
Dr. Scott at The Plastic Surgery Center offers breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, to address these issues and give you smaller breasts that are in better proportion with the overall shape of your body.
Breast reduction surgery typically involves making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola (the dark-pigmented area of skin surrounding the nipple) and down to the underside of the breast. Dr. Scott will remove excess tissue, skin, and fat from the area, and reposition the nipples to a higher location. Liposuction is sometimes used in breast reduction surgery to remove excess fat deposits from the armpit area. Some patients may only need liposuction to successfully attain breast reduction.
BREAST REDUCTION RECOVERY
Patients can typically expect some swelling and discomfort during recovery, but these effects should diminish as the breasts continue to heal and any residual pain can be managed with medication. A surgical bra will likely need to be worn for a few weeks after surgery to facilitate the healing process. Patients should also expect some level of visible scarring after breast reduction surgery. While scarring is inevitable after any kind of surgical procedure, Dr. Scott is highly adept at minimizing the visibility of scars. As with any type of surgery, there are risks involved with breast reduction procedures. Dr. Scott discusses these risks and all other aspects of breast reduction surgery with you in detail before the procedure. Patients who are breastfeeding or considering breastfeeding in the future should mention this to Dr. Scott at the initial consultation.
Breast reduction is known to have one of the highest success rates of any plastic surgery procedure available. Dr. Jeff Scott looks forward to helping you overcome the effects of overly-large breasts and giving you a smaller bust line that makes you look and feel terrific.
Starting with my very first appointment with Dr. Scott I knew I had chosen the right doctor for my breast reduction. Dr. Scott from the very beginning was always there to answer my questions. His calm and professional manner was a key to helping me feel comfortable and excited about the end results, which are FABULOUS! I am so happy with my results.*