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The Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction is performed to improve large pendulous breasts. Some women have a heredity tendency for extremely large breasts or hypermastia. Even teenage girls may develop enlarged breasts in the “DD” to “G” range. Large breasts may cause back pain, rashes under the breasts from moist skin, yeast infections under the breast skin, and pain from breast straps digging into the shoulders. Large breasts may interfere with sports such as jogging, tennis, swimming, or golf.
Some women during pregnancy become very engorged. Even after delivery and cessation of breastfeeding, the breasts stay enlarged. To improve this uncomfortable size, Dr. Mandell-Brown of Cincinnati and Centerville, Ohio, can perform a breast reduction.
What to Expect
During your consultation, Dr. Mandell-Brown will discuss which option is best suited for your goals. At times, liposuction alone will improve the breast size. Other patients may require a formal breast reduction with the lollipop or anchor breast pattern incision. (see breast lift section). Areola reduction is also commonly performed to so that the final results of your breast reduction look as natural as beautiful as possible.
Breast tissue is removed and the outer skin is tightened by removing the skin. Any breast tissue removed is sent to the hospital lab to ensure no cancer or nodules as a precaution. The breast reduction will not create upper pole fullness. Dr. Mandell-Brown can help you determine if an implant is necessary to create more upper pole fullness. Most of our patients are interested in smaller breasts with a perkier shape.
In many cases, a breast lift is also performed during breast reduction surgery in order to get rid of any loose excess skin that can give the breasts a sagging appearance. A breast lift also helps to give the breast a more youthful and attractive shape and appearance. Dr. Mandell-Brown can let you know if a breast reduction with lift is the right choice for you.
The surgery may be performed as early as 18 to 19 years old. There is a risk of breastfeeding impairment for the pre-pregnancy patient who desires breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Recovery and Potential Risks
A surgical bra or compression garment will need to be worn during the recovery period to help manage swelling and provide support. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort is to be expected. Most patients are able to return to work and resume a majority of their normal activities after around two weeks. However, strenuous activity such as heavy lifting and exercise will need to be avoided for at least four weeks.
While breast reduction surgery is safe, there are some potential risks that have a low chance of occurring. Potential risks include: scarring, nipple numbness, skin loss, inability to breastfeed, breast asymmetry, infection, bleeding, revision, later need for an implant for upper pole breast fullness.
Breast Reduction Cost
The cost of breast reduction varies as each procedure is personalized to bee the unique needs of each patient. We do offer financing options to help make the payment process easier for our patients.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction. We have provided numerous breast reduction patients in Cincinnati and Centerville with excellent personalized care and results and can do the same for you.