Price Range: $6400-$8000* *Fees can be higher if performed at the hospital
Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems while improving the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and your clothes will fit better.
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have one or more of the following conditions:
Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the shape and size of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. Breast reduction surgery will make your breasts smaller and firmer. You may find greater enjoyment in playing sports and engaging in other physical activity without the excessive weight of large breasts.
Breast Reduction Post-operative Procedures & Recovery
After surgery, a dressing will be wrapped around your chest and small drain tubes inserted. The dressing will be changed and the tubes removed two or three days later. You will be given a soft post-operative bra to wear continuously for three weeks, except while bathing. Avoid underwire bras and impact exercise during this time. Patients usually return to their regular routines 10-14 days after surgery.
The incisions from your breast reduction surgery will heal and fade over time. It is important to realize that the incision lines will be permanently visible, more so in some individuals than others. Fortunately, the incisions for breast reduction are in locations easily concealed by clothing, even low-cut necklines.
Breast reduction often makes a dramatic change in your appearance. It may take some time to adjust to your new body image. Most women, however, eventually become comfortable with their smaller breasts and feel very pleased with the results of surgery. In fact, the level of patient satisfaction resulting from breast reduction is among the highest of any plastic surgery procedure.
Your breast size should remain fairly constant unless you gain or loose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of virtually every woman’s breasts. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast “lifting” procedure to restore their more youthful contour.
Call our Virginia Beach office today at (757) 497-5400 for more information or to schedule your consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes.
Information provided by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery