Those with oversized breasts often feel like their body lacks proportion. It may seem like they just need their breasts to fit with their body. On top of this lack of harmony; pain, discomfort, and irritation may be daily challenges. With breast reduction surgery, you can finally achieve your ideal breast size and fulfill your desire for natural, perky, smaller breasts that compliment your overall appearance and bring daily improvements to your life.
We invite you to meet us and see the difference at Premier Plastic Surgery Center in Charlotte, NC. Our team of nurses, aestheticians, and administrative staff, along with Dr. Ferrari, strive to provide every patient with unmatched quality care and personalized service. We understand that each aesthetic concern is as unique as the individual behind it and want to ensure that everyone leaves feeling not just satisfied but thrilled with their outcomes.
Breast reduction surgery is often used for patients who are looking to address aesthetic or physical concerns caused by excessive breast size.
This procedure can enhance the shape of the breasts and provide proportion while also correcting uncomfortable physical symptoms. During the surgery, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed to sculpt a more balanced, physically compatible breast size for your body type. In addition, nipple position and symmetry can be corrected for an overall improved appearance. The outcome of breast reduction surgery is not just a more aesthetically pleasing contour but also a substantial improvement in physical comfort and quality of life.
In most cases, a breast reduction does include what would be considered a lift because once fat and tissue are removed, they are repositioned into an ideal shape with optimal lift. This would not be the case if only liposuction is used in a reduction, but this is not a common method. In contrast, a breast lift only involves manipulation, repositioning, and lifting of the tissue and fat. Although a small amount of sagging skin might be removed, no other reduction happens during a breast lift.
If you struggle with overly large breasts, or macromastia, you understand the variety of challenges and inconveniences it can carry with it. Ongoing aches and pains or irritated skin are common issues related to large breasts, and these can be resolved. For many, breast reduction surgery might be life-changing and greatly impact even day-to-day tasks such as exercising or getting dressed. Undergoing breast reduction surgery can:
Those who are healthy enough to undergo surgery and understand the reasonable outcomes of this procedure are likely good candidates. There is no optimal age, however, breasts must be fully developed, which usually occurs around age 18. While many women are still able to breastfeed after this procedure, there is a chance with any breast surgery that it may be more challenging or not possible, so we encourage those who may be planning on breastfeeding in the future to carefully consider waiting on this procedure. Our Charlotte reduction mammaplasty patients are typically dealing with:
Your personalized consultation will include an exam, a detailed discussion about your medical history, and time for us to get to know your particular aesthetic and health goals. Any surgery is a big decision, and our team wants to keep you fully informed and educated on all of your options to ensure the best possible outcomes. We will put together your customized surgical plan and be sure to work with you on each step. There are several things we will ask you to do to prepare for surgery, including adjusting or pausing certain medications. You may also need to get lab work done prior to the procedure.
The type of incision used during your surgery will depend on your anatomy and the size, position, and shape of your breasts. As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Ferrari may opt for a periareolar breast reduction, a vertical breast reduction, or a Wise pattern breast reduction. With any of these incisions, the predetermined amount of tissue, fat, and skin will be removed, and the breasts will be sculpted and lifted to an ideal position. In nearly every case, the nipple stays attached to improve intact sensation post-surgery. Once the nipple and areola are placed, incisions will be delicately sutured closed to remain as discreet as possible.
Following a breast reduction Charlotte patients will be in recovery for a brief period. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for about 24 hours until the anesthesia wears off. Breast reduction surgery recovery typically takes about two to three weeks, and proper healing is very important for the best outcomes. You should follow all instructions provided by your surgeon for post-op care. While there will be noticeable immediate results, it may take six months to a year for your breasts to settle and for the final result to become fully visible.
Dr. Victor S. Ferrari, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, award-winning Charlotte, NC, plastic surgeon. Along with his professional accomplishments and accolades, he is known for being a highly compassionate and enthusiastic physician. Seeing his patients' lives changed for the better through his skill and knowledge is highly rewarding. He enjoys working alongside each of his patients for outstanding outcomes both aesthetically and for improvement in their self-confidence and quality of life.
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Some discomfort will likely occur post-surgery, but it can generally be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. You may feel sore or tender for up to two weeks.
While this procedure is commonly performed and considered very safe, there are always risks with surgeries that could include anesthesia complications, bleeding, or infections.
Yes, the alterations made during this procedure are permanent. Significant future weight gain could still cause breast size to increase.
There will inevitably be some scarring after a breast reduction, but your surgeon will keep it as minimal as possible. Any scarring is typically discreet enough to be hidden under a bikini top.
Yes, support or compression garments are very important during the healing process. Most Charlotte Breast Reduction patients will need to wear a garment for two to three weeks.
There is a chance of nipple sensitivity changes after surgery, but the changes are very rarely permanent.
The risk of cancer or other breast disease has not been shown to increase due to any type of breast surgery, including breast reduction.
Other than being over the age of 18, there is no particular ideal age for breast reduction. A consultation is the best way to decide if this is an ideal surgery for you.
The average cost of breast reduction varies and depends on different circumstances. Book a personal consultation to get a personal estimate today.
Insurance coverage for breast reduction varies and typically depends on whether there are related health concerns. Patients should always check with their insurance provider to confirm coverage.