Breasts that are too large can cause discomfort, odd shaping and can look disproportional to the rest of your body. A Breast Reduction procedure with Dr. Basile can be your solution to being more comfortable and confident with your breasts.
About Breast Reduction
If your breasts are too large for your body frame, they can create pain in your back, neck and can even make it difficult to breathe. They can also look disproportional to your body leaving you self-conscious. Breast reduction surgery can minimize them by removing excess fat and skin for an end result that is more proportionate to your figure.
Am I a good candidate?
If your breasts are too large and make you feel uncomfortable, you may be a good candidate for Breast Reduction surgery. All candidates for Breast Reduction surgery must be of an age where the breasts are no longer growing and must be in good health to ensure proper recovery.
How is a Breast Reduction procedure performed?
A Breast Reduction procedure is an extensive surgery that can last from three to five hours. Dr. Basile uses three incisions placed based on the size of your breasts and extensiveness of the droopiness. It is necessary to remove excess tissue, skin and fat to achieve the end look. Therefore, Dr. Basile will combine liposuction to remove the fat with the removal of skin to obtain the desired size. The breast will then be reshaped and areola repositioned properly with the new placement of the breast.
Results and Recovery
Incisions for your Breast Reduction will either surround the nipple with and upwards or extend from the nipple to the lower crease of your breast. Therefore, your scarring will be visible to this extent. Swelling, soreness and bruising is normal post-procedure. Prepare for at least one month of time off from physical activity to allow your breasts to settle and recover.
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Breast reduction surgery can provide the relief you’ve been looking for. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Basile in Jacksonville, Florida today to discover your options!
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Reduction
Can breast grow back after reduction?
Only with extensive weight gain following a breast reduction would additional tissue grow in the breasts, along with throughout the rest of the body, meaning that your overall body proportion would stay the same regardless.
Do you lose feeling in your nipples after breast reduction?
After breast surgery, depending on the extent of the procedure and the types of incisions used, its possible to experience a temporary loss or change in sensation in the nipples, although this is almost always temporary even when it does happen.
Do you lose weight after breast reduction?
Breast reduction itself is not a weight-loss procedure, but the self-confidence and physical benefits of the procedure often encourage patients to exercise more regularly or choose a healthier lifestyle, which results in weight loss over time.
Does breast size affect weight?
The breasts do not contribute significantly to a persons overall weight and simply change in proportion when gaining or losing weight.
Has anyone had a second breast reduction?
While undergoing multiple surgeries increases the risk of side effects, some people choose to have a revision breast reduction when their results did not meet their needs aesthetically or medically.
Can a breast reduction be combined with a breast lift?
Many patients do choose to combine their breast reduction with a breast lift. This achieves both a smaller size and higher position of the breasts
Can I get pregnant after breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery does not affect the ability to get pregnant, and it is possible to breastfeed after having the procedure. Your results, however, may change during or following a pregnancy and you may need another reduction.
Does insurance pay for breast reduction?
Some insurance plans will cover breast reduction surgery. It’s typical, however, for your insurance provider to require evidence that other medical treatments (such as physical therapy) have been unsuccessful in alleviating the problems associated with large breasts.
Does weight gain increase breast size?
Weight gain can also cause an increase of fatty tissue in your breast which will cause an increase in breast size.
How do you know when you need a breast reduction?
The decision to have a breast reduction is based on individual comfort levels and aesthetic goals. You may want to consider a breast reduction if your breasts are causing neck, shoulder, or back pain, have difficulty sleeping, experience rashes under your breasts, or feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts.