Sometimes, women with very large breasts find that they are uncomfortable or hard to live with. Clothes may not fit properly or you may be experiencing back pain or pressure. A breast reduction mammoplasty can make your breasts smaller in shape and size to help alleviate some of these problems. Reducing the size of your breasts can help you feel less insecure, more confident, and more comfortable in your skin. Dr. Narsete is an expert plastic surgeon who is experienced in performing various surgical procedures like liposuction and breast reduction in Denver.
What is a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a term that refers to a surgical procedure that can make one or both of your breasts smaller. Many unfortunate problems can arise from having exceptionally large breasts including discomfort, rashes under the breasts, a disproportionate figure, and a negative self-image. Women who have oversized breasts choose to have the procedure done because it can significantly improve their quality of life. Additionally, the procedure helps to reshape your breasts, giving them a perkier, more youthful appearance.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women who wish to reduce the overall mass and volume of their breasts.
Before your Breast Reduction
You will start with a professional consultation with Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete. His consults are a courtesy, and you will love the experience. He will go through a thorough exam and review your photos and explain all the options with you. At the end of the consult, you will know exactly which procedure works for you.
Types of Anesthesia
Dr. Narsete will discuss the type of anesthesia used for this procedure during your consultation and will depend on factors, such as your medical status and your comfort level. A local anesthesia may be used, which will numb the area but leave you awake during the procedure. A general anesthesia may also be considered, which would allow you to sleep comfortably throughout the surgery.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The breast reduction procedure is most commonly performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends mostly on the amount of tissue that is to be removed though it commonly lasts between two to four hours. Though there are many techniques available, the most common involves an anchor-shaped incision made around the areola and along the natural curve of the breasts. Excess skin, tissue, and glandular fat are removed, and the areola and nipple are resituated. Finally, the skin is pulled tight to form your breasts’ new shape, and the incisions are closed with stitches. In cases where only fat needs to be removed, liposuction can be used to minimize scarring.
What is the cost of Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction surgery is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers will not cover the costs. To help make breast reduction surgery affordable and accessible for everyone, Dr. Narete offers financing options which can be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Narsete accepts cash and all major credit cards. Financing options via LendingUSA is also available.