Rubis Plastic Surgery

What is a breast reduction?

When someone’s breasts are disproportionately large for their body type, they can experience both physical discomfort and emotional distress as a result. Breast reduction surgery, also referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin in order to attain a breast size and shape that is more proportionate to your overall body shape. If you’re experiencing physical pain as a result of overly large breasts, you may want to look into breast reduction surgery, and we’re here to help.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

The decision to get breast reduction surgery is a highly individualized and personal one. Dr. Rubis has helped women just like you make the best decisions regarding this procedure and, as a result, has helped many women to lead healthier and happier lives. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:

  • Are healthy, with no prior health conditions that may negatively impact recovery. 
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for your surgery.
  • Are a non-smoker. 
  • Feel that your breasts are too large.
  • Have breasts that limit your physical activity due to their size. 
  • Have pain in your back, neck, and shoulders due to the size of your breasts.
  • Have indents in your shoulders from your bra straps. 
  • Get irritated skin beneath the crease of your breasts.

How does breast reduction surgery work?

Breast reduction surgery involves making incisions on the breasts as well as the removal of excess fat and skin as necessary through the incisions. Several factors can influence the type of technique used for your breast reduction surgery. These factors include your anatomy, the composition of your breasts, the amount of breast reduction you desire, as well as your general personal preference. Dr. Rubis will also provide valuable insights and input on what technique will provide you with the best results.

Once you are ready to proceed with the surgery, we will begin the procedure with placing you under general anesthesia for your comfort. Then the predetermined incision technique will be implemented. Dr. Rubis uses an anchor-shaped incision, sometimes called an inverted T incision pattern.

After the incisions are made, your nipple will be repositioned, while remaining tethered to its original blood and nerve supply. Then, if necessary, the diameter of your areola may be reduced by excising the skin at its perimeter. Following this step, underlying breast tissue will be reduced and the breast tissue that remains will then be lifted and reshaped. In very rare cases where the breasts are excessively large, the nipple and areola may need to be repositioned to a higher location on the breast in a procedure known as a free nipple graft. After removing the fatty tissue, your incisions will be brought together to reshape your now smaller breasts. Sutures will then be placed deep within your breast tissue. This creates and reshapes your breasts to your desired shape and size. Your incisions will be closed with  sutures, surgical tape, and/or skin adhesives. Your incision lines will be permanent, however, in most cases incision lines fade a great deal over time. Most incision lines can also be concealed beneath bras or swimsuits.

What to expect after breast reduction surgery

After your surgery, your results will be immediately apparent. While there will be some swelling after surgery, it will go down over time and incisions will fade as well. As your body heals from surgery, you should begin to take possession of your new found confidence as your breasts are now at a size and shape more proportionate to your body. We are excited to help you along every step of your journey to attaining confidence and comfort in your own body with this procedure. If you have any questions or you are interested in getting a breast reduction surgery, please reach out! We will gladly set up a free consultation for you.

How long is recovery from breast reduction surgery?

The recovery time for breast reduction surgery can vary from person to person. Expected recovery time can take anywhere between 4 and 6 weeks. Soreness tends to dissipate 2-3 weeks after surgery, but we recommend not performing any strenuous activity for at least 4weeks following your procedure. Many women take at least 3-4 days off of work. If you have any further questions regarding your breast reduction recovery, please reach out.

Breast Reduction – Before and After Photos

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