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Breast Reduction

Often, women whose breasts are overly large feel that their chest is not in proportion with the rest of their silhouette. Large breasts can also cause health concerns like neck and back pain, make it difficult to find clothing that fits properly, and attract unwanted attention.

Thankfully, breast reduction surgery is available, leaving West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women with smaller, firmer, and lighter breasts that are more proportional to the rest of their figure. Breast reduction – known medically as reduction mammoplasty – involves the surgical removal of excess breast tissue, along with fat and skin, to make the breasts smaller in size.

Is breast reduction right for me?

Breast reduction surgery may be right for you if you are a West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area woman and are unhappy with your breast size. Whether your large breasts cause you physical discomfort or you wish they were smaller for cosmetic reasons, you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Ideal candidates are adult women who are in good general health and who wish their breasts were smaller in size.

How much does breast reduction cost?

This procedure usually costs $3,500 to $5,000 in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area. These costs can vary significantly depending on the volume and composition of tissue removed, among other considerations. Unlike many forms of cosmetic surgery, breast reduction may be covered by health insurance in situations where it is deemed medically necessary.

How involved is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery requires general anesthesia, and usually takes three to five hours. It is often performed in conjunction with breast lift surgery to counteract the sagging that occurs over time due to the weight of large breasts. Incisions made around the areola or in the crease underneath the breasts enable excess breast tissue to be removed. The remaining tissue is sculpted into natural-looking contours, and may be lifted to a higher position on the chest. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.

How long is the recovery after breast reduction?

Following breast reduction surgery, patients wear a surgical bra to support the breast tissue for several weeks. During this time, common side effects include tenderness and discomfort, swelling, bruising, and changes in nipple and skin sensitivity. Patients are usually back to work in about two weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks.

What should I do next?

Breast reduction can leave you with smaller, lighter breasts that are a better match for your silhouette. If you are considering this procedure, call Dr. Kapp today for your complimentary consultation at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form.