Large breasts can not only cause self-consciousness in some women, it can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as back pain, shortness of breath and skeletal deformities. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, our breast reduction procedure can alleviate these symptoms and restore a more balanced figure.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for a breast reduction.
What is a Breast Reduction?
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to alleviate discomfort caused by large breasts and also to create better proportions in the upper body.
During breast reduction surgery, the nipple and areola are relocated to an elevated position on the breast, and excess fat and tissues are removed via excision or liposuction depending on the individual. The extent of breast reduction surgery can depend on whether just fat alone needs to be removed or whether there is also excess glandular tissue and skin. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will assess your individual condition and discuss your surgical options with you.
Incisions will be placed carefully in hidden in the natural folds of the breasts when possible in order to minimize visible scarring. Most scarring from this procedure is easily hidden within bras and bathing suits.
What is Recovery Like?
Swelling, bruising and mild discomfort are common after breast reduction surgery. While most patients are able to return to work after a few weeks, lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided during the initial healing phase of the breasts. Doctor Stephens will monitor your progress and advise you on when to return to all normal activities.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Women who are dissatisfied with their enlarged breasts as well as those who suffer from low back pain and other symptoms associated with having large breasts may be candidates for this procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will assess several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations in order to determine if breast reduction surgery is right for you.
Women who are considering breastfeeding may be advised to postpone surgery, as having a breast reduction can affect the milk ducts.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery.