Women interested in a breast reduction in Charlotte, NC, are often physically uncomfortable or embarrassed by the size of their breasts. Large breasts can cause neck and back pain, reducing enjoyment during exercise and physical activity and making it difficult for women to find clothing that fits properly. Breast reduction is about achieving the physical proportions that suit your body and lifestyle.
Are You a Candidate?
The best candidates for a breast reduction surgery are women who experience physical or social discomfort due to the size of their breasts. Patients should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, and should be in good mental and physical health.
Some women seeking to change their silhouette but maintain a similar size may also choose a breast lift, which makes breasts perkier and more youthful. Reductions and lifts tend to work well for women who have seen their breasts grow in size, but not return to their smaller volume, due to pregnancy or other factors.
What Can I Expect During Breast Reduction Surgery?
The first phase of any physical transformation is the consultation, when we will discuss your goals and agree on a treatment plan that will best meet these needs. We will discuss what you can expect the day of your breast reduction procedure and the expected healing and changes afterward.
During the procedure, general anesthetic is utilized to ensure the patient is comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Incisions are made in the breasts, and excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed and the breast is lifted and reshaped. Depending on the degree of the reduction, the surgeon may utilize liposuction to remove excess fat, especially on the side of the breast and chest. The incision is then closed, and the patient is allowed to return home the day of the procedure following a brief monitoring period.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Following a breast reduction surgery, patients will need a friend or family member to drive them home. Any pain should be mild and easily controlled with pain medication. Most patients need one to two weeks off from work during the recovery period, although some patients might be able to work from home.
During the recovery period, patients will need to refrain from strenuous exercise or intense physical activity. In the months and weeks following a breast reduction, the scars should fade significantly. By carefully following aftercare instructions, patients can reduce recovery time and reduce the likelihood of any complications. Most patients wonder why they waited so long to undergo this procedure, as they feel almost immediate relief in their symptoms and are thrilled with the shape and size change of their breasts.
Breast Reduction Cost
The cost will vary slightly from patient to patient, largely dependent on the size of the desired reduction. Following the consultation, we will provide a breakdown of all estimated expenses for the procedure, including anesthetic fees and the costs of any medical tests required before your procedure.
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