Breast Reduction Conveniently located to serve Kirkland and Bellevue
Breast reductions are usually requested for the discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment of large breasts. The goal of this procedure is to decrease the volume of the breasts, improve the shape and lift the nipple/areolas. This may be done through similar techniques described above for breast lift. See the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Breast Reduction link.
Breast Reduction at Remington Plastic Surgery
Dr. Remington likes to use short scar techniques and usually performs a vertical technique with the scar pattern around the areola and down to the fold under the breast; a “lollipop” scar. The skin is shaped over a reduced and newly formed breast shape. The procedure is usually done under a general anesthetic of about 3 hours. The removed breast tissue is always sent for pathology examination. Recovery is approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
Who Is in Need of a Breast Reduction?
Patients who are experiencing chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain are often perfect candidates for a breast reduction. Other issues that this procedure can address include rashes beneath the breasts, painful bra-strap indentations, and posture issues.
Ideal patients are in good overall health. Smokers must avoid smoking for several weeks before the date of the surgery. Mothers who are still breastfeeding would be advised to wait before applying for a breast reduction. Realistic expectations are key when it comes to the results of this procedure.
Before patients can get a breast reduction, they must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Remington. This will help patients understand what is involved with the procedure and how they can best prepare for it. The steps of the surgery will be explained, along with the projected results.
Patients will be asked questions about their medical history, as well as their goals for the procedure. If patients have questions or concerns regarding the breast reduction, they can have them addressed during the consultation.
Breast Reduction Healing and Recovery
Following a breast reduction, patients will be advised to rest as much as possible during the recovery period. Avoid applying pressure to the affected areas.
Patients should sleep on their backs and should follow the instructions provided for incision care and cleaning. Temporary bruising, swelling, soreness, and mild discomfort can be expected during the recovery period.
– Veronique Serruya