Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is a surgery that can decrease the size of your breasts, alter the shape of your breasts, and relieve the discomfort that can be caused by large, heavy breasts.
Breast Reduction

Is breast reduction surgery right for me?

If the current size of your breasts is causing you discomfort, if your breasts are not the same size, or if the size of your breasts prevents you from participating in physical activities, breast reduction surgery may be right for you. The best way to determine the answer to this question, however, is to meet with Dr. Johnson to discuss your treatment options. The Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at CAPS will take the time to get to know your unique medical history and aesthetic goals before recommending a procedure. If you’re ready to see if breast reduction surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation today.

What should I expect during my consultation?

Your consultation will help you to determine if breast reduction surgery is the right choice for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:

  • Why do you want breast reduction surgery?
  • What are your expectations for the procedure?
  • What is your desired outcome?
  • Do you have any drug allergies?
  • What previous medical treatments have you received?
  • Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
  • Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant?

In addition to asking these questions, Dr. Johnson will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your breast reduction surgery options, examine and measure your breasts, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of breast reduction surgery and any risks or potential complications, and answer your questions.

What should I expect before my breast reduction surgery?

Before your breast reduction surgery, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.

We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.

What will happen during my breast reduction surgery?

First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. PHX Plastic Surgery will recommend the anesthesia option that is best for you. Then, you’ll go to sleep while your skilled Plastic Surgeon and well-trained staff perform the breast reduction surgery. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.

What should I expect after my surgery?

You will be instructed to ensure that your surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. Your doctor will also instruct you regarding the proper care of the surgical site, the use of medications to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, and your overall follow-up care.

What will my results be like?

The results of your breast reduction surgery will be evident immediately. In fact, breast reduction surgery has among the highest rates of patient satisfaction of any plastic surgery procedure. If you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant, the results of your breast reduction surgery should last for years to come.

Call and schedule a complimentary consultation today!