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A breast reduction procedure is the perfect operation for patients who are experiencing pain in the neck and back and overall discomfort due to enlarged breasts. A breast reduction will not only improve upper body strength but it also provides a patient with a complete change in physical appearance. Patients are known to look and feel lighter after undergoing this procedure.
• The vertical or “lollipop” technique is similar to those performed in a breast lift procedure. The incisions are made around the areola and the extra tissues and fat are removed from the breast. Our surgeons will then reshape the breast for an optimal outcome.
• The inverted-T or “anchor” method is completed by a few incisions from the areola to the crease and underneath the breast.
In some cases, excess fat may be removed through liposuction in conjunction with the excision techniques described below. If breast size is largely due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used in the procedure for breast reduction.
During your consultation, you will discuss which surgical option is right for you with our surgeons. Recovery time will vary by case.
How It Works
After a thorough evaluation, choose a treatment plan with our surgeons.
Learn all about pre-operative safety preparations before your surgery.
Follow your surgeon's instruction to ensure a smooth recovery.
Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions
The average breast reduction surgery can take two to four hours to complete. Your Wellspring surgeon may be able to give you an estimate of how long your particular procedure will take.
Breast reduction surgery is typically very safe.
The most common breast reduction complications are infections, loss of nipple sensation and breast reduction scars. Most patients have a lollipop-shaped scar that circles the nipple and includes a straight line down to the crease under the breast, or an anchor-shaped scar along the fold under the breast. The scar will be red at first but will fade over the next year.
Anesthesia will be given during the procedure, but you should expect to feel sore for two to three days after surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication, and your surgeon may advise placing wrapped ice packs gently over sore areas to help with pain and swelling. If your pain lasts longer than a few days or becomes unbearable, contact the Wellspring Plastic Surgery team immediately.
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