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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. This procedure can alleviate physical discomfort, including back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as improve body proportion and increase confidence.

Breast reduction helps women with uncomfortably large and sagging breasts to gain greater freedom and feel better about their breast appearance. With a more manageable breast size, you’ll be ready to enjoy all life here in the Phoenix area has to offer. Reduction usually is performed after a woman’s breasts are fully developed, but the procedure may be appropriate for teens who are experiencing serious discomfort.

Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress. The physical pain may cause difficulty with common activities and exercise. Unfortunately, non-surgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory’s (NSAID’s) and physical therapy, usually do not resolve the underlying problem and provide little relief. By reducing the size and weight of the breasts, breast reduction will usually alleviate the symptoms involved with overly large breasts.

Additionally, by creating a more proportionate breast, most patient’s self-esteem also improves. For these reasons, breast reduction surgery is rated as one of the most satisfying procedures by patients.

Each patient may have their own reason to want a breast reduction, but the common goal is to feel better in their body and be more confident and comfortable. The results of breast reduction surgery are immediate and it is rare to find a patient that does not experience relief of her symptoms after surgery.

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Breast Reduction Candidates:

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can benefit women who have large, heavy breasts that cause physical discomfort, pain, and self-consciousness. Candidates for breast reduction are typically women who experience one or more of the following issues:

  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain
  • Skin irritation: The weight and size of large breasts can cause skin irritation and rashes under the breasts.
  • Difficulty engaging in physical activity
  • Self-consciousness
  • Chronic headaches: Large breasts can contribute to the development of chronic headaches or migraines.

Ideal candidates for breast reduction should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. At Peoria Cosmetic Surgery, we offer personalized consultations to determine whether breast reduction is the right option for each patient.

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Preparing for Breast Reduction procedure

Preparing for breast reduction is easy. You’ll receive detailed pre-operative instructions from your surgeon, which you must follow closely. Smokers and women taking certain medications will be required to quit for some period before and after the procedure. Before surgery, stock up on comfortable clothing and movies, magazines, or other reading material to make your recovery more enjoyable.

Most often Dr. Gal performs breast reduction as an outpatient surgery. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and takes from 3 to 4 hours depending on each woman’s needs. Incisions are placed around the areola, extending below the areola, and within the fold underneath the breast. The incisions will leave scars which for most women fades over time.

Our breast reduction patients say that the scars inherently necessary in a breast reduction procedure are a more than a worthwhile tradeoff to achieve greater breast comfort, improved breast shape, and increased freedom to enjoy a broad range of activities.

Recovery after Surgery

Many women are surprised to find that they experience less discomfort following breast reduction than they expected. In general, you should be able to return to your job and other daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks. Dr. Gal makes every effort to preserve nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed after surgery, but in some cases these functions can be lost.

Dr. Gal will take the time to thoroughly review these issues and answer all your questions during the consultation. After they’ve fully recovered, breast reduction patients are usually highly satisfied with the results of their surgery and say they wish they would have done it sooner.

Why Peoria Cosmetic Surgery?

Undergoing breast reduction at our clinic offers several benefits to women who experience physical discomfort, pain, or self-consciousness due to their large breasts. Our team provides personalized care, state-of-the-art technology, an experienced surgeon, and a comprehensive range of services to ensure that each patient achieves the best possible outcome from their procedure.

Dr. Gal understands that good proportion and symmetry are essential for a satisfying breast reduction surgery outcome. With years in practice, Dr. Gal is dedicated to achieving exceptional results – our breast reduction photos speak for themselves.

To experience the art, innovation, and excellence of Peoria Cosmetic Surgery for yourself, call our office today to request a consultation. Dr. Gal works closely with every one of her cosmetic surgery patients to provide accurate, honest information and address every concern.

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