Breast Reduction Fayetteville
Breast Reduction is designed to relieve the physical discomfort associated with large breasts while improving overall breast appearance. Elevating the breast and reducing nipple size is an integral portion of this procedure.
Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction
- Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts.
- Sagging, painful bra strap marks and restricted movement due to large, heavy breasts.
- Breasts are not proportional to the rest of the body.
Breast Reduction FAQ
1. How will Dr. Taylor evaluate me for breast reduction surgery?
Dr. Taylor will examine your breasts, taking measurements and perhaps photographs for your medical record. The size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples and areolas will be carefully evaluated.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information. If you have not had a mammogram within the past year and are over the age of 25, Dr. Taylor will recommend you to have one.
You should tell Dr. Taylor if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight, particularly if you have noticed that your breasts become smaller with weight loss. Dr. Taylor may recommend that you stabilize your weight before having surgery.
2. What will the day of surgery be like?
Your breast reduction will be performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art on-site surgery center.
Usually, a general anesthetic is administered, so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure. When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Small drain tubes will have been placed in your breasts to help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze dressings will be placed on your breasts and covered with a surgical bra.
3. When can I resume my normal activities?
After breast reduction surgery, it is often possible to return to work within just a couple of weeks, depending on your job. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after a few weeks. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort during this time, but such feelings are normal. Severe pain should be reported to your doctor.
4. How long will the results last?
Unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant, your breast size should remain fairly constant. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of virtually every woman’s breasts. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast "lifting" procedure to restore their more youthful contour.