What is Breast Reduction?
Ask any woman who has excessively large breasts and chances are that she will tell you that bigger isn’t always better. Overly large breasts are defined as those that are significantly out of proportion with the body. Women who have very large breasts suffer from a variety of ailments, such as fatigue, neck and back pain, poor posture, and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. These women also may feel very self-conscious.
- pain in the back and neck due to the large weight of the mammary glands;
- poor posture and even curvature of the spine;
- skin irritation due to lingerie straps, shoulder notching, and painful rash under the breast;
- psychological discomfort associated with the size of the breast;
- asymmetry of the mammary glands;
- poor posture;
- difficulty breathing while lying down, sleep disturbance;
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?Breast reduction reduces the size of a woman’s breast so that they are more manageable and proportional to her body. This helps reduce physical symptoms caused by the breast and also helps lift her self-confidence.
What Should I Expect from My Breast Reduction?Breast reduction works by removing the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. Incisions are necessary, but the incision placement helps keep the scars hidden. After your breast reduction surgery, you will have a broader selection of bras and clothes that fit. Before starting breast reduction surgery, you will have a consultation with our surgeon. Photographs and measurements will be taken, as well as thorough medical history and exam. Then, in the preoperative area, the doctor makes markings on the skin. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. Usually, breast reduction surgery takes from 1.5 to 3 hours. During this time, our surgeon makes incisions, removes excess glandular and adipose tissue, removes excess skin and slides nipple areola complex up. The wounds are closed with absorbable stitches, so there is no stitch removal needed after surgery. Drains used occasionally. This is an outpatient surgery, and you get to go home the same day. We prefer to see you the next day after surgery and then one week and 3 weeks later. Wearing a special bra may required for up to a month after the procedure, this will be provided by our office.
How Long Do the Results Last?The results of a breast reduction surgery are considered permanent but some women may gain weight, which can cause breast enlargement.
How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost in Atlanta, GA?The cost of surgery varies by patient based on several factors. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options. Prices may range between $8500 to $9900.