Breast Reduction is indicated for women with significantly enlarged breasts (Hypermastia). Common symptoms include breast pain, neck pain, back pain, numbness in fingers, headaches, rashes on the breast. This condition can cause emotional distress, lack of self-confidence, and possibly long-term physical impairments. Research shows that patients that undergo breast reduction are extremely happy with their outcomes.
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to both reduce the breast volume and elevate the breast mass to a less droopy position. Dr. Reagan performs breast reduction surgery using both traditional and minimal-scar techniques. The challenge is to significantly reduce volume safely and leave the patient with an aesthetically pleasing shape. Breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia in Dr. Reagan’s fully certified surgical center. (see photos of breast reduction)
Recovery is typically 1-2 weeks. Most patients can be back in the gym at 4 weeks, with no restrictions by 6 weeks.
Potential complications of breast reduction surgery include loss of nipple sensation, loss of nipple viability, fat necrosis with hardening, irregular or boxy shapes, lack of symmetry, poor scars, and wound healing problems. Smoking significantly increases the complication rate in “flap surgeries” such as breast reduction. Hyperbaric oxygen can be employed to help with healing issues.
||Reducing breast size and lifting nipple-areolar complex.
||2 to 3 hours.
||Bruising, swelling, scars, numbness.
||Delayed healing, asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation.