Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty surgery is a procedure that removes fatty breast tissue, glandular tissue, and skin from large pendulous breasts. This makes breasts smaller and firmer. Breast reduction surgery will also restore sagging breasts to a more youthful and lifted position on the chest wall.
Additionally, the areola will be reduced in size and repositioned higher on the breast. Women who have large breasts (macromastia), may experience a variety of physical symptoms. The physical symptoms result from the weight and size of their breasts. These may include back, neck, shoulder pain, headaches as well as skin irritation and breakdown on the underside of the breasts.
Poor exercise tolerance, as well as limited clothing options, are also often cited as factors motivating patients to surgery. Breast reduction is performed for the relief of these symptoms and an overall improvement in appearance. However, at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile will develop a treatment plan that is unique to you and your needs.
Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, our plastic surgeon will skillfully reduce excess skin and excise tissue to reshape the breast. During reduction mammaplasty, it is common to use the following incisions.
Liposuction can be used to safely reduce fat tissues from within the breast. Excess skin will be reduced, and then a breast lift is usually needed to attain a healthy-looking result. It is common for women requesting this procedure to go down 1 – 3 cup sizes.
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your concerns by meeting with Dr. Frank Stile at Stile Aesthetics for an in-person consultation.
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*Individual Results May Vary
When your neck and back hurt, it reduces your quality of life. When you are in pain, your movements are limited, your posture is slumped, and you generally do not feel well. Women with large breasts experience this on a daily basis.
Women cannot correct this issue with diet and exercise alone. If you experience the following symptoms from large, heavy breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery:
Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that make everyday activities easier.
After a 2-4-hour breast reduction surgery, you will wake up in recovery and feel immediately lighter in the chest area. You will be instructed on how to properly care for your incisions to limit scarring. After being sent home in a surgical garment and/or sports bra, it is advised that you take it easy for the first few weeks after the surgery.
Expect to feel less sensation in your nipples, as they can take up to a year to recover and resume sensitivity. It is suggested that breast reduction patients not return to work for 12-14 days, and wait 4-6 weeks before resuming physical activities.
*Individual results may vary