Women with breasts that are too large for their frame often suffer from breast pain, neck pain, and back pain. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, may improve some or all of these symptoms. Breast reduction surgery removes breast tissue and skin to make a breast that is more in proportion with your frame.
During Your Consultation
When you see Dr. Greer for the first time, she will ask about what symptoms you are currently experiencing, and what steps you may have tried to improve these symptoms. These may include weight loss, physical therapy, or taking pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
How Do I Know if I am a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
The majority of patients who have breast reduction surgery are very satisfied with their results. But the best candidates for surgery understand the possible risks, including scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and changes in the ability to breast-feed. The risk of surgery also changes if you are significantly overweight, if you smoke, or if you have medical conditions that affect healing such as diabetes. Be sure to discuss these issues during your consultation with Dr. Greer. Watch the video below to find out more about whether insurance will cover breast reduction surgery.
After Your Surgery
Many patients are able to go home the day of their surgery or the next morning. You may have a drain placed to remove fluid from the surgical site. If so, you will be given instructions on how to take care of the drain, as well as a log to record the drainage. Every patient’s recovery is different, but most patients are able to return to work within a week or two. We do recommend waiting a four to six weeks before resuming high-impact activities such as running or weight lifting.
Would you like to find out more? Contact us now for a consultation, or read more at the American Society of Plastic Surgery website.
Before and After Photos***
“Prior to surgery, I had baggy, saggy 63 year old tired breasts. Before surgery I was hesitant: was I too old to have a breast reduction? Was I really a good candidate? I had a breast reduction, and now I have lovely perky breasts. I haven’t had this size breasts since I was 13. I love the fact that I have beautiful symmetrical sized breasts, and that I can wear sexy bras now, not over the shoulder boulder-holders!!! And no more $100.00 for a bra unless I feel like splurging!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Greer and her staff. I have never had a doctor care so much about me as a patient. Any time I had a concern she was right there to reassure me. Even if it was an after hours call she was really patient with me. Now I feel confident in how I look, and that’s all thanks to Dr. Greer.”
***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.