Breast Reduction Procedure
Scottsdale AZ & Gilbert AZ
Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates for cosmetic surgery.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery has surged in popularity and it’s no wonder: it literally reduces the weight a woman carries, improves function, and in many cases eases psychological stress.
Breast reduction is considered major surgery for women who have disproportionately large breasts and suffer from neck and back pain. Most surgeries are inpatient, done under general anesthesia, and take up to five hours. They require at least one overnight stay in the hospital.
The nipple is removed so the surgeon can remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. After this is complete, the nipple is reattached. Breasts are wrapped in gauze, sometimes with drainage tubes.
How to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Your surgeon will instruct you to avoid certain medications, vitamins, and supplements for two weeks before the surgery. Make sure there is plenty of ice, loose button-down shirts to wear over a surgical bra, and a supply of gauze and clean towels at home. Have someone stay overnight with you when you are released from the hospital.
What to Expect From a Breast Reduction Procedure?
Expect one to two weeks of breast reduction recovery time at home. You’ll be given a prescription for pain, and you will be pretty fatigued for a few days. You’ll be sore: don’t lift anything heavy for about six weeks. Your surgeon will remove stitches about two weeks after surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery FAQs
Contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation that includes a breast reduction size chart.