Breast Reduction in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
Are you tired of complaining about neck, back, and shoulder pain? You know what it’s like to live with the weight of uncomfortably large breasts. We are sure you are sick of the emotional and physical discomfort large breasts have caused. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we serve patients in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, and Lake Worth. Our team of male and female plastic surgeons can help correct these health problems and reduce your day-to-day pain with a breast reduction.
What is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction is a surgery that is performed to reduce the size of the breasts. This procedure is done to create balance, shape, and lift breasts that are too large. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will go over the options available for you. We will also discuss breast reduction recovery time and cost.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost of your breast reduction will vary depending on your specific goals and customized treatment plan. This procedure may or may not be covered by insurance and is determined on a case-by-case basis. We do offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit to help you afford the cost of your procedure. Pricing can be discussed during your breast reduction consultation.
How Long is Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery?
Recovery from a breast reduction procedure will vary depending on each individual. However, most patients should be able to return to work within a week. Excessive physical activity should be avoided for the first couple of weeks, and lifting, pulling, and pushing should be avoided during recovery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Good candidates for a breast reduction are those whose breasts are too large, too heavy, and are causing discomfort both aesthetically and physically. Breast reduction can help to improve the breast size and breast shape for a firm, even, and lifted breast appearance. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Scheduling Your Breast Reduction Consultation
We know that deciding on a breast reduction is a very important and personal decision, and we want to make sure you are choosing an experienced plastic surgeon. Many women benefit from breast reduction, whether they are trying to create a better body proportion and feel more comfortable, or simply want to improve on the shape and size of their breasts. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will go over the many options available for you. We will also discuss the breast reduction recovery time and the cost of a breast reduction.
We understand that some patients feel more comfortable being treated by a female doctor. We encourage these patients to meet with our skilled female surgeon, Dr. Renee Gasgarth. As a female doctor, she knows that women desire breast reductions for more complex reasons that many men might assume and is dedicated to helping you feel better about your body. Our entire team of plastic surgeons wants you to feel at ease throughout the entire treatment process, and work to make your treatment as comfortable and effective as possible so that you can live your best life.
Additional FAQs About Breast Reduction
What Are the Potential Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?
As with any form of plastic surgery, breast reduction surgery is associated with some potential risks. These include, but are not limited to: adverse reaction to anesthesia, changes in sensation, scarring, allergic reactions, and infection.
What Type of Aftercare is Required for Breast Reduction?
Following your breast reduction procedure, you may be required to wear a special supportive bra to help minimize swelling and support the breasts during healing. Pain medication can be used to control discomfort. It is important to follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a quick and safe recovery and see the breast reduction you desire.
Does Breast Reduction Leave Scars?
Breast reduction surgery is an invasive procedure and will result in some scarring. However, the location of the scarring will depend on the breast surgery incision created during your procedure. Our surgeons always try to minimize scarring as much as possible.
When Will I be Able to Return to Work After My Breast Reduction Procedure?
Many patients are able to return to work within a week, depending on the nature of their job. However, it is important to discuss this with your surgeon and work to follow your exact post-surgery care instructions.
Can I Breastfeed After Breast Reduction?
As long as your nipple and areola are still attached to the breast tissue beneath them, breastfeeding may be possible. Typically, a breast reduction does not affect the nipple and areola, so you should have no issues. However, nerves are vital to breastfeeding, so if the nerves, milk ducts, and breast tissue are disrupted in any way, this may limit your milk flow and diminish sensation in your nipples.
Can I Continue to Exercise After Breast Reduction?
We always encourage exercise; however, it is important to wait until your surgeon clears you for this. After your breast reduction recovery is complete, you can feel free to return to basic physical activity. Be sure to follow your specific post-op instructions provided by your breast reduction surgeon for optimal results.
How Should I Plan for My Breast Reduction?
Before your breast reduction, many surgeons recommend a baseline mammogram before surgery. Patients should also stop smoking about four to six weeks before surgery and avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain supplements. Preparation for your breast reduction procedure will be discussed during your consultation.
If you are ready to reduce your pain and discomfort, call us today. We want to make sure that you are living a healthy lifestyle, and we understand how emotionally and physically difficult living with uncomfortably large breasts can be. Contact us today if you live in or around West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, or Lake Worth.