At Springfield Clinic’s The Center for Plastic Surgery, we believe it is essential for our patients to be well-informed and develop a thorough understanding of the procedures they are considering. The information below provides a general overview of this specific plastic surgery procedure.
Who is a candidate for Breast Reduction? Anyone who has large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, brastrap indentations and chafing under the breasts. Springfield, IL plastic surgeons Dr. Bergman, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Sinha are experienced performing breast reduction.
Intended results: A more attractive contour and smaller breast size as well as freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts.
- Breast Reduction is done under general anesthesia in the hospital with one overnight stay.
- Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nippleareolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast.
- The nippleareolar complex is moved upward to the desired location; excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed.
Recuperation and healing: The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication.
Other options: An additional procedure that would enhance the result is Liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of Breast Reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.