Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that can help you achieve your desired body shape.
In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the benefits of breast reduction surgery and how it can help you feel more confident in your body.
We’ll also discuss what to expect from the procedure, as well as some of the common risks associated with this type of surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY
When a woman’s breasts are overly large and disproportionate to the rest of her body, it can be embarrassing, painful, and distressing. Oversized breasts can make exercising and having an active lifestyle more difficult, and the added weight and movement can lead to rashes, back and shoulder pain, and practical problems related to clothing fit. Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, is designed to reduce the size of the breasts and give you the opportunity to have a more active lifestyle, and more appealing breasts that now look balanced and proportionate with the rest of your body.
At The Rose Clinic in Provo, Utah, Dr. Rose and his team take pride in offering personalized care in every surgical and non-surgical treatment. Dr. Rose is highly regarded for his excellent outcomes with breast reduction in Salt Lake City, and can help you achieve the beautiful, rounded, proportionate breasts you envision.
The Rose Clinic: Breast Surgery
With a very comprehensive approach to breast surgery, Dr. Kevin Rose addresses many areas of concern for patients. While performing breast surgery to enhance size, shape and volume; correct deformities or asymmetry, or reduce size, Dr. Rose takes the procedure to the next level in order to perfect the framing of the breast and achieve the ideal breast form for the patient.
BEFORE & AFTERS
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BREAST REDUCTION?
Women who have oversized breasts and experience pain or physical restrictions, as a result, may be candidates for arguably the best breast reduction Utah has to offer. The ideal candidate may also:
- EXPERIENCE BACK, NECK, OR SHOULDER PAIN AS A RESULT OF LARGE BREASTS
- HAVE SHOULDER INDENTATIONS FROM BRA STRAPS
- HAVE IRRITATED SKIN IN THE BREAST CREASE
- LIMIT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE DUE TO UNCOMFORTABLE, PHYSICALLY-LIMITING BREASTS
- BE IN GENERALLY GOOD HEALTH
BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
The type of surgery and incision you receive will be determined by how much tissue must be removed to achieve aesthetic results. Rarely, breasts consisting primarily of excess fat rather than a large amount of loose skin or tissue, liposuction may be a method by which fat can be removed. For women undergoing tissue and skin removal, the surgical procedure is as follows:
For your comfort and safety, you will be administered general anesthesia.
There are three types of incisions that can be made during our Utah breast reduction procedure. The first option is a circular pattern around the areola. The next type of incision is a vertical “keyhole” pattern with an incision around the areola and downward toward the breast crease. The last type of incision is called an inverted T, or an anchor incision that starts above the nipple and proceeds downward, also including an incision along the breast crease. All types of incisions can preserve the nipple and areola, or even reduce the diameter of the areola to be more attractive, and to match the proportions of reduced breast size.
Once the incision is made, fat, breast tissue, and skin are removed to reduce the size of the breasts. The nipple remains attached to its blood supply and nerves to maintain sensation and, in some cases, retain the ability to breastfeed in the future. At this point the areola can also be reduced if desired. The remaining breast tissue is reshaped so a natural, full-looking breast remains.
After sufficient tissue, fat, and skin are removed, the incisions are closed. Sutures are placed deep inside the tissue to join the underlying tissues and support the weight of your newly-shaped breasts. The incision lines will fade with time. You will have a medical bra to help minimize swelling.
After surgery, you will be kept at the facility for a short observation period before you will be allowed to be driven home by a family member or friend. Your doctor will give you detailed aftercare instructions that must be followed carefully to speed healing and avoid infection.
RECOVERY & AFTERCARE
You will be given a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics to make you more comfortable and reduce the risk of infection. Dr. Rose will also describe any side effects and inform you of what to expect during the healing process. Soon after your breast reduction surgery, you will begin to feel relief from physical pain and the other symptoms you experienced with oversized breasts, and you may notice an improvement in your posture, and the ease with which you can perform everyday tasks with more attractive, proportionally-sized breasts. Recovery is expected to last for several weeks, and Dr. Rose will evaluate your recommended level of physical activity during a follow-up appointment, based on your body’s natural healing processes.