Are excessively large breasts causing you embarrassment or discomfort? Consider breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery in Georgia. Our comfortable office caters to residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas in Georgia.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is an operation designed to reduce and reshape large breasts.
Why should a woman consider Breast Reduction?
Many women suffer from pain and other symptoms associated with large breasts. Discomfort associated with large breasts can include chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as painful shoulder grooves from bra straps. Large breast size may also limit a woman’s ability to perform daily activities and may cause significant emotional distress. By reducing breast size and restoring a more youthful breast shape, breast reduction surgery may relieve many of these symptoms.
How is the Breast Reduction procedure performed?
Most breast reductions take three to four hours and are done under general anesthesia. The pedicle technique is the most common type of breast reduction surgery. Lollipop techniques raise the nipple and areola to a higher position while leaving these tissues attached to portions of the underlying breast tissue. Areas of surrounding skin and breast tissue are removed to create a smaller breast. The remaining skin and breast tissue are then fitted around the nipple in its new location. The result is usually breasts that are smaller and less “saggy” than before the operation.
Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital.
How long does it take to recover after Breast Augmentation?
The good news is that most patients are able to return to work within a few days. But during the first 24 to 48 hours, patients typically feel sore and tired. Medication is able to control almost any discomfort during this recovery period. The stitches will be removed in a week to 10 days, and within three to five weeks all swelling should be gone.
What are the risks associated with Breast Reduction?
Like all other types of surgery, breast reduction is associated with a number of risks. Briefly, these include postoperative bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, and abnormal scarring. In rare cases, breast or nipple skin doesn’t heal, and a skin graft is needed to close the wound, meaning more surgery. About 10 percent of women report some loss of nipple sensation.
Our office is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Using the latest and most advanced procedures, our team achieves natural-looking results while emphasizing overall health and wellness. Contact us today for a consultation if you live in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, or nearby areas in Georgia.