Women in and around Nashville and Franklin may wish to undergo a breast reduction procedure with Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., to alleviate uncomfortable or painful symptoms caused by the excessive weight of over-developed breasts.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Women can choose breast reduction for a variety of reasons. Some women’s breasts result in back pain, chronic discomfort, and problems with posture. Other women with larger breasts feel uncomfortable in certain clothing, feel restricted in their exercise routines, or are unhappy with their silhouette. Over time, large breasts can become more problematic or more undesired in appearance for women. Breast reduction surgery helps remedy any issues associated with larger breasts by removing some of the breast tissue and restoring a more lifted, youthful silhouette to the chest.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction can remedy all of the problems associated with having larger breasts. After having the surgery, women can be liberated from chronic back problems and have the freedom to wear any clothing they choose. Additionally, breast reduction results can be so dramatic that the appearance of the breasts can look much more youthful, perky, and shapely. Following breast reduction surgery, women can feel more confident, more energetic, and more attractive.
Desired Results of Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery
A breast reduction procedure with Dr. Robbins can make breasts more proportional to the rest of the body, solve problems of discomfort or pain caused by large or heavy breasts, and improve the size and shape of the breasts. Even clothes will fit better. A woman’s confidence and physical comfort can be significantly enhanced by breast reduction plastic surgery. In fact, breast reduction ranks among the highest of all cosmetic surgery procedures for patient satisfaction.
Individual Patient Goals
During an individual consultation at his Nashville plastic surgery practice, Dr. Robbins discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Together, he and the patient decide the optimal breast size, as well as any other realistic improvements that can be addressed during breast reduction plastic surgery. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Robbins and the nursing staff give the patient instructions on how to prepare.
Breast Reduction Procedure Details
During the procedure, Dr. Robbins removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. He then reshapes the breasts, usually performing a breast lift at the same time to provide a more aesthetically pleasing position as well as shape to the breasts. Depending on the specific patient’s needs, Dr. Robbins may also perform liposuction to improve the patient’s contours. Though breast reduction surgery can be performed at nearly any age, Dr. Robbins generally recommends postponing any procedure until the breasts are fully developed. Breast reduction is performed using general anesthesia.
The exact technique that Dr. Robbins uses during breast reduction depends on a patient’s desired results and the amount of tissue to be removed. However, Dr. Robbins often employs the popular “anchor” breast reduction method, which involves making three incisions. He makes one incision around the areola. A second incision runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The final incision follows the curve of the breast crease.
Following surgery, patients will need to rest for a few days, but most can return to light daily activities within a week, including sedentary jobs. Within two to four weeks, patients can resume light to moderate exercise not involving the chest. A full return to activity can usually occur within two months following surgery. Most patients experience mild to moderate swelling for a few weeks after the procedure, but the shape and size of the breasts will continue to improve during the months after breast reduction surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Women unhappy with the current size of their breasts or experiencing complications due to the large size of their breasts are suitable candidates for breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery can improve women’s lives in many ways including relieving pain, improving confidence, and providing more freedom.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
Breast reduction costs can vary among patients. Dr. Robbins will meet with each patient to understand her goals for the breast reduction procedure and talk with her about the cost of those goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins today to learn more about the cost of your breast reduction procedure and learn about the financing options in his office.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robbins has the training, skill, and experience to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with cosmetic breast surgery. He is also a skilled body contouring surgeon, offering tummy tuck and liposuction surgery to help patients in and around Nashville and Franklin achieve their ideal figure. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.