What is a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that decreases the size of the breasts along with lifting and reshaping of the breasts. Breast reduction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures by the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS). Breast reduction can truly be life-changing for women who suffer from neck, back, and shoulder pain from large, heavy breasts. These large breasts often limit women’s ability to be active, to fit in certain clothing, or to feel comfortable in swimsuits or other summer outfits. Breast reduction removes some of this breast tissue resulting in a lighter breast that is less heavy and cumbersome. The nipple is also lifted to a more youthful position and the areola is often decreased in size.
Breast reduction often involves a scar around the areola, down the front of the breast, and often extends into the fold underneath the breast. Over time, these scars fade, and the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery use multiple techniques to help reduce the appearance of scars.
At The Oaks Plastic Surgery, breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgery center. Breast reduction is typically an outpatient plastic surgery procedure, meaning our plastic surgery patients can go home the same day after their breast reduction.