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Breast reduction before and after cincinnati

In this blog, we’ll discuss how breast reduction surgery can change your life.

Breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and fat to create smaller, more proportionate breasts. The result is a more youthful appearance and an improved self-image.

Why consider breast reduction?

If you have large breasts that make it difficult for you to exercise or find clothes that fit well, breast reduction may be right for you. It can also help if your large breasts cause back pain or shoulder pain.

Who performs the procedure?

A board-certified plastic surgeon performs all types of breast reduction surgeries. He or she will examine your medical history and do a physical examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for surgery.

Breast reduction before and after cincinnati

Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can cause many health issues. These include: neck or back pain, rashes under the breast and shoulder indentations. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. Furthermore, the pain can turn into long term medical issues if something is not done to correct it. With Breast Reduction surgery this can all improve.

A degree of asymmetry may be in between the breasts. In some cases, imbalance is noticeable enough to cause dissatisfaction.

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In these cases, there are benefits in breast reduction surgery. Additionally, one of the most common reasons that women seek this cosmetic procedure is to reduce the size of both breasts. Doing so can increase self-confidence along with physical comfort. We are proud to offer personalized care for breast reduction to women from the Cincinnati area.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that Dr. Krummen performs to decrease the size of one or both breasts. The procedure involves careful removal of breast tissue and fat and, as needed, the slight refinement of overlying skin. This surgery can also offer women relief from feelings of self-consciousness about their appearance. Moreover, thousands of women undergo this procedure each year and achieve a more proportioned look with surgery.

Candidates For Reduction Mammoplasty Surgery

Patients consider breast reduction for a number of reasons. Some of the common complaints that this procedure corrects include:

  • Breasts that are overly large for body-frame.
  • Dramatic asymmetry between breasts.
  • The weight of large breasts causes back, neck, and shoulder pain.
  • The pull on bra straps creates uncomfortable divots in tissue or skin irritation.
  • Breast tissue overlaps skin beneath the breast line, causing frequent or chronic itching and irritation.

The best candidates for this surgery are in good physical and emotional health. The patient should have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of their procedure. According to research, the happiest patients are those who have a positive body image prior to surgery.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are physical and emotional benefits that result from a breast reduction. The change to breast size and shape can add harmony to the proportions of the body. Smaller breast size enhances comfort. Therefore, women who have breast reduction may find daily activities and exercise more comfortable. Refining size and shape can also have a positive effect on the appearance of the breasts on the chest wall. Thus, this corrects mild ptosis and reduces the size of the areolae for improved proportions.

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Reduction mammoplasty procedures can take place in an accredited outpatient facility or in a hospital setting. Depending on the circumstances and patient preferences, surgery may take place under general anesthesia, or with local anesthesia and a sedative.

A main focus during breast reduction surgery is the preservation of breast tissue and blood supply to the tissue and skin during the procedure. Some patients may need to have a drain inserted during surgery. This prevents fluid retention during the post-operative period.

The Benefits of Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is performed to improve large pendulous breasts. Some women have a heredity tendency for extremely large breasts or hypermastia. Even teenage girls may develop enlarged breasts in the “DD” to “G” range. Large breasts may cause back pain, rashes under the breasts from moist skin, yeast infections under the breast skin, and pain from breast straps digging into the shoulders. Large breasts may interfere with sports such as jogging, tennis, swimming, or golf.

Some women during pregnancy become very engorged. Even after delivery and cessation of breastfeeding, the breasts stay enlarged. To improve this uncomfortable size, Dr. Mandell-Brown of Cincinnati and Centerville, Ohio, can perform a breast reduction.

What to Expect

During your consultation, Dr. Mandell-Brown will discuss which option is best suited for your goals. At times, liposuction alone will improve the breast size. Other patients may require a formal breast reduction with the lollipop or anchor breast pattern incision. (see breast lift section). Areola reduction is also commonly performed to so that the final results of your breast reduction look as natural as beautiful as possible.

Breast tissue is removed and the outer skin is tightened by removing the skin. Any breast tissue removed is sent to the hospital lab to ensure no cancer or nodules as a precaution. The breast reduction will not create upper pole fullness. Dr. Mandell-Brown can help you determine if an implant is necessary to create more upper pole fullness. Most of our patients are interested in smaller breasts with a perkier shape.

In many cases, a breast lift is also performed during breast reduction surgery in order to get rid of any loose excess skin that can give the breasts a sagging appearance. A breast lift also helps to give the breast a more youthful and attractive shape and appearance. Dr. Mandell-Brown can let you know if a breast reduction with lift is the right choice for you.

The surgery may be performed as early as 18 to 19 years old. There is a risk of breastfeeding impairment for the pre-pregnancy patient who desires breast reduction.

Breast Reduction Recovery and Potential Risks

A surgical bra or compression garment will need to be worn during the recovery period to help manage swelling and provide support. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort is to be expected. Most patients are able to return to work and resume a majority of their normal activities after around two weeks. However, strenuous activity such as heavy lifting and exercise will need to be avoided for at least four weeks.

While breast reduction surgery is safe, there are some potential risks that have a low chance of occurring. Potential risks include: scarring, nipple numbness, skin loss, inability to breastfeed, breast asymmetry, infection, bleeding, revision, later need for an implant for upper pole breast fullness.

Breast Reduction Cost

The cost of breast reduction varies as each procedure is personalized to bee the unique needs of each patient. We do offer financing options to help make the payment process easier for our patients.

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