Breast reduction surgery can be a tremendously satisfying procedure for many women. At Advanced Aesthetic Associates in Phoenix and Scottsdale, we perform breast reduction for women with physical symptoms such as neck and back pain. Many patients struggle with deep bra strap grooves, difficulty exercising, and unhappiness and embarrassment with the way the size of their breasts makes them look and feel. Choosing to have breast reduction can be a difficult but ultimately very gratifying decision, due to the physical and emotional discomfort it alleviates.
If you would like to find out how breast reduction in Phoenix or Scottsdale can enhance your quality of life, request a consultationrequest a consultation at Advanced Aesthetic Associates today. Or you can call our office at (480) 752-7874 to schedule your appointment.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
In addition to making the breasts smaller, breast reduction surgery can:
- Enhance breast shape
- Improve nipple position and areola size
- Help correct breast asymmetry (breasts of different sizes)
- Eliminate or reduce self-consciousness
- Increase comfort during high-impact activities such as jogging, dancing, and horseback riding
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost for breast reduction varies with the complexity of the procedure, but it usually ranges from $8,000 to $12,000. In some cases, this procedure is considered medically necessary and therefore is covered by medical insurance. While price is a consideration, it's important to choose a surgeon who is appropriately trained and has sufficient experience performing breast reduction procedures. Visit our Choosing a Plastic Surgeon page for more information.
Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Our surgeons perform breast reduction surgery as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The surgical technique will depend on the amount of reduction that is needed and the patient's wants and needs. The incisions may simply encircle the areolas or may involve additional vertical and crescent-shaped incisions beneath the nipples. Through the incisions, the surgeon removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and then reshapes the breasts and areolas.
What to Expect During Recovery
After surgery, patients often experience discomfort for the first few days, which can usually be controlled with oral medication. You will return home from your surgery wearing a surgical bra that will maintain the enhanced shape of your breasts. It's important to wear this bra at all times, except when showering or bathing, for the first 3 to 4 weeks. Patients usually feel ready to return to work or school after 2 weeks. Strenuous exercise and high-impact activities may be resumed within 4 to 6 weeks.
Breast reduction, as with all surgery, leaves scars; but most patients gladly accept this as a tradeoff for all of the benefits they gain. While most of the swelling will diminish within the first month or 2, final breast shape and size take approximately 6 months to a year to reach.