What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

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Breast Reduction 

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?Decreasing the size of natural breasts to reshape them for better proportion is the primary objective of a breast reduction plastic surgery. The procedure is useful in alleviating physical discomfort because of oversized breasts as well. Breast reduction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that enhances a patient’s appearance while reducing physical and emotional discomfort associated with large and pendulous breasts at the same time. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides breast reduction to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.

Choosing a Breast Reduction Surgery

You may consider a breast reduction cosmetic surgery in the following conditions:
  • The breasts are overly large leading to neck, back, and shoulder discomfort
  • You have large breasts with oversized nipples and areolas
  • There is marked difference between the size of your breasts
  • You are uncomfortable with the appearance and size of your breasts

Benefits of Breast Reduction

These are a few benefits of breast reduction surgery:
  • The breasts appear firmer and in proportion with the body
  • You won’t have as much discomfort in the shoulders, neck, and back area
  • You will be able to breathe easier following the surgery
  • Your clothes will fit better
  • You will feel more confident

Breast Reduction Surgery Options

The cosmetic surgeon will understand your needs and goals for determining the best technique. They will assess the existing size and shape of your breasts to identify the amount of reduction required. The areolas and nipples need to be removed to a higher level in some cases. Liposuction is a type of breast reduction option available to certain patients.

Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery in most cases takes 2 to 3 hours. It can be performed at a hospital or a surgical center. In most cases, patients don’t require an overnight stay. The surgeon will make incisions in discreet pre-determined locations. This will be used for removing surplus skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts. The nipple and areola may also be moved to a higher level. Sometimes, the size of the existing areola needs to be decreased to make it more proportionate to the new breast size. The breast may be reshaped by pulling down the skin that was previously above the nipple. Liposuction may be used for improving under-arm contour. More tissue may be removed from one of the breasts if your natural breasts are unsymmetrical or uneven. The remaining fat will be molded for creating firmer and youthful looking breasts. The surgeon may need to place temporary drains for removing excess fluid as well. Once the tightening and lifting is done, the surgeon will close the incisions on the breasts using sutures. These will travel from the deeper tissue layers to the outer skin layers.

Are Breast Lift Results Long-term?

You can maintain a consistent size of your breasts for a long time if you don’t gain or lose significant amounts of weight. Your results may not last if you get pregnant. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast reduction surgery.

Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Colgrove to Schedule a Consultation

For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D. at Vinings Surgery Center please visit us at Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas. View Cosmetic Procedure & Treatments Average Price List

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