A breast reduction Miami aims to reshape and contour the size of breast all while alleviating secondary side effects brought on by excessively large breasts. This article will cover the ins-and-outs of this procedure, ideal candidates, prices, frequently asked questions, best breast reduction surgeons in the area and so much more!
A breast reduction, also known as a mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which can serve various purposes for individuals suffering from side effects brought on by large breasts. First, the reduction mammoplasty can help give women a more proportionate breast size that properly suits their body frame.
Similar to women with small breast which crave a fuller breast appearance, women suffering from abnormally large breast desire a natural looking bust. Furthermore, a breast reduction can help restore breasts that have experienced volume loss brought on by pregnancy, weight gain, or aging.
Although a reduction mammoplasty is often done to increase the attractiveness of abnormally large breasts, it can also serve to alleviate women from neck, chest, and back pain. Unlike most elective cosmetic procedures, a breast reduction may be covered by medical insurance due to the physical and emotional side effects brought on by heavy breast.
Breast Reduction is not limited to the female population. Oftentimes, men experience an excess amount of breast tissue in their pectoral area as well. This can be caused by a variety of reasons such as hormonal imbalances or sedentary lifestyle; however, this issue can be addressed through a gynecomastia procedure (male breast reduction).
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Unlike the breast augmentation procedure, this surgery can be performed on individuals ranging from fifteen and older, depending on the amount of breast tissue present. However, like all medical procedures, these candidates must be in good standing health and free of any life-threatening conditions.
The reason why an individual may want to undergo a reduction of breasts varies but the benefits of this procedure are evident. This procedure is one of the most common procedures performed on the female population therefore information is available virtually everywhere online.
It is 100% safe and proven to be a very effective procedure providing results to a variety of ages. Body confidence can be fully restored after undergoing the reduction procedure, improving your overall daily life.
The con of this procedure include any side effects and complications that may occur. When undergoing any cosmetic procedure, understand that there will always be a chance for side effects, risks and complications.
The mammoplasty can be potentially challenging and requires attentive preoperative planning and recovery care. A few of the more familiar risks include infections, internal bruising, hematoma, modification to the nipple and breast sensitivity, soreness, bleeding, fluid imbalance, capsular contracture, and embolism.
All potential side effects from the procedure can be efficiently treated through proper instruction follow through and medication for pain management.
The ASPS states that:
“ The decision to have reduction surgery for breasts is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks of breast reduction surgery and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and/or plastic surgery staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.”
Risks are rare but may Include:
If individuals are experiencing the side effects of heavy breasts such as sagging or back pain, they may be a candidate for this procedure.
Unlike most cosmetic procedures, most can visually note or understand that the breast reduction is necessary to alleviate their discomfort. The breast reduction works to not only improve breast anatomy, but also correct drastic and exaggerated breast development.
This ASPS states,
“Overly large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self-image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts can be as important an issue as the physical discomfort and pain. Breast reduction is a good option for you if you are physically healthy, have realistic expectations, don't smoke, are bothered by feeling that your breasts are too large, have breasts that limit your physical activity, experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts, have shoulder indentations from bra straps, and/or have skin irritation beneath the breast crease”.
Breast reduction Miami is performed through a variety of different techniques and incision methods. Most breast surgeons have mastered a specific method, but some individuals may benefit more from a specific technique due to their situation and ideal result.
At the moment you decide you are ready to evaluate your reduction mammoplasty options, schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate which method would be ideal for you.
The General Steps for the Reduction Mammoplasty include:
A reduction mammoplasty surgery is considered a major cosmetic procedure due to the incisions and extraction of skin tissue. Therefore, this surgery must be performed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and painless procedure.
While receiving general anesthesia, the patient is intubated by way of a certified anesthesiologist who inserts a breathing tube through your throat. Throughout the procedure, the anesthesiologist will administer intravenous medication to ensure you stay sedated throughout the procedure.
At first you will feel at ease and calmed at the intravenous medication begins. After you are relaxed, the general anesthesia will be administered. This is the moment in which you will not remember feeling or consciousness throughout the procedure. Your blood pressure and pulse will remained at a low level and monitored during the entire process.
Rest assured that Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery provides the highest trained anesthesiologists in the South Florida Area. Our anesthesiologist team constantly overlooks the patient’s vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing at the time of the procedure.
The breast surgeon creates either a circular incision around the areola or an anchor style incision around the breast and nipple. Once the incision is made, it is pulled upward so that the doctor can work on reducing the breast tissue. During this process, the nipple remains intact with its nerve and blood supply in order to avoid loss of nipple sensitivity.
The incision are then sutured to bring together the reduced breast size. By laying the sutures, the breast surgeons are able to create new support for the newly formed breasts. Although the scarring is permanent, through the use of specific gels, the patient can lessen their appearance.
In selecting an ideal reduction mammoplasty procedure for your situation, note that the techniques vary by the incision method. These incisions include the lollipop, the anchor, the crescent incision and the circumareolar (Benelli) method.
The lollipop method is tailored to women suffering specifically from large, hanging, or sagging breasts. This technique is named “lollipop” because of the incision made around the areola (nipple) leading down the lower center of the breasts. The lollipop incision allows plastic surgeons the ability to provide tightening and reduction techniques.
The anchor method is ideal for individuals with a longer distance from the crease of the breasts to the nipple. Also, this incision technique is best for those who suffer from a significant “droop” appearance in the breasts.
The incision is done similarly to the lollipop but continues along the lower sides of the breasts. Although this method is considered to be the most invasive, the anchor incision allows for the surgeon to work with most breast surface area, providing the best results.
The crescent method is tailored to women who have usual sitting breasts but are specifically suffering from downward facing nipples. The crescent breast is performed by creating an incision on the northern end of the areola in the shape of a crescent moon. This allows the surgeon to remove excess skin between the breast and nipple, which causes the downward appearance.
This method, often known as the Benelli incision, is performed on women who will benefit from a mild breast reduction as opposed to a more invasive option. The technique works by executing an incision throughout the entire circumference of the areola. The reduction mammoplasty surgeon then crafts the desired breast appearance by removing the excess skin around the nipple. The nipples are then stitched back into the breasts leaving them in a natural yet reduced state.
If women are experiencing sagging breast in combination with excessive volume brought on by pregnancy, weight loss, or age related factors, they may decide to undergo a breast lift and reduction at the same time. A highly trained surgeon can bring up the breast tissue all while decreasing its size for a more natural appearance.
If women have extremely asymmetrical breast or wish to plump their breast appearance in which a way breast tissue cannot supply, a reduction and implant procedure may be helpful. Reduction with implants for breast is ideal for those women who have experienced loss of skin elasticity and/or stretchmark around their breast. Many women opt to have a reduction, lift, and implant place in there breast for the best results!
The price of the reduction mammoplasty procedure varies according to:
The complexity of the procedure depends on the amount of skin and breast tissue that must be extracted as well as the type of incision selected. Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery reduction prices range between $2,500-$8,000 depending on various factors.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons expanded on the cost of this procedure by stating:
“Reduction mammoplasty costs can vary widely. The average cost of reduction mammoplasty (aesthetic patients only) is $5,631, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A surgeon's cost for reduction mammoplasty surgery may be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, and the geographic location of the office. Your surgeon may offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask”.
The Cost of Cosmetic Procedures at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery include:
Before the surgery, each patient receives a thorough explanation as to what actions will aid in their healing process and what items or movements they should avoid. Patients will be shown how to properly take care of wounds in order to illicit the best results.
As with other breast procedures, recovering from the reduction mammoplasty and reduction may take some time. Pain and discomfort is to be expected within the first two to three weeks post-operation. However, this pain will be managed by the pain prescriptions provided by the doctor.
Patients must wear a pressure garment to aid in the healing process until told. After the pressure garment is no longer needed, the doctor will provide you with a bandage and or/sports bra to be worn until further notice.
This procedure may mean different opportunities to different individuals.
For some, this procedure will alleviate back pain brought on by excessively large breasts. For others, the breast reduction and reduction may mean having the desired breast size that they may have always desired. Although the reason to undergo surgery may differ, making the choice to go through with this procedure is one of the first steps to a more self-empowered outlook on life.
The ASPS states that Prior to breast reduction surgery:
“You may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue, stop smoking well in advance of reduction mammoplasty surgery avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding”.
In preparation for the surgery, patients must quit smoking 1 month before and after the procedure in order to ensure proper healing process. Plastic surgeons also suggest that patients increase intake of immune-boosting vitamins such as vitamin C.
However, blood thinners such as vitamin E, omega 3s, and aspirin must be discontinued before surgery as they may lead to complications. Patients are advised to fill any prescriptions for pain management before the surgery to ensure a painless recovery.
We always suggest that patients perform thorough research when deciding which plastic surgeon to perform any procedure on their body. Remember that the results for cosmetic procedures are supposed to be durable; therefore, you should be very comfortable with your doctor. We suggest looking into the doctor’s educational history, training, and previous work such as before and afters.
If individuals are experiencing the side effects of heavy breasts such as sagging or back pain, they may be a candidate for this procedure. Unlike most cosmetic procedures, most can visually note or understand that the breast reduction is necessary to alleviate their discomfort. The breast reduction works to not only improve breast anatomy, but also correct drastic and exaggerated breast development.
At the initial consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical exam and run through your complete medical history to ensure that you are an ideal candidate. He/she may also recommend a mammogram to track any possible changes in breast tissue. Together, you will determine a size of breast reduction you would like.
In preparation for the surgery, patients must quit smoking, alcohol consumption, and anti-inflammatory/ blood thinning medication.
You will be given a set of instructions on which medications you must take the day of your procedure. You will be asked to come into the surgery center at a specific time in order to prep you for your surgery and go over any final questions you may have. Shortly after, you will be taken into a private room to undress and change into your medical gown. After you will be taken to your operating room and be sedated for your procedure. Once the procedure is complete, you will be kept within our recovery room with a private nurse to help you ease out of anesthesia. Shortly after, you will be on your way home!
Patients should expect red scar lines for a few months after their procedure. They should also expect more symmetrical and smaller bust size.
The results of this procedure last a lifetime. Therefore, if a patient were to lose weight after the procedure, the breasts will also get smaller, but at the same rate as the rest of the body. If a patient were to gain weight, the breasts will also get bigger with the rest of the body. This is why it is very important to have a normal workout routine and maintain and healthy diet.
It is impossible to give an exact amount of tissue that is to be removed as this varies based on the patient’s ultimate goal. During your initial consultation the breast reduction surgeon will determine the exact amount of tissue that can be removed to give you your desired result.
Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery offers a variety of breast reduction financing plans through systems like Care Credit in which the patient would need to be pre-approved. We also accept in-house payment plans that only require a minimum deposit. Patients can also take advantage of Our “Lay Away Plan” which requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate! This plan includes the benefit of “locking” the price for up to TWO years by way of low monthly payments.
If you gain weight or become pregnant after a breast reduction procedure, the results could be altered. Furthermore, if a patient is planning on becoming pregnant within the near future, our doctors recommend refraining from undergoing any immediate cosmetic procedure until after the pregnancy. However, if they plan on becoming pregnant in the distant future there is no reason why they should not undergo a reduction to feel great about their appearance!