Breast Reduction Surgery in Williamsburg, VA – Breast Reduction
Who is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
You may be a candidate for breast reduction if you have large, heavy breasts that may be the cause of breathing difficulties; back, shoulder, or neck pain; poor posture; bra strap indentations; and/or chafing under the breasts. You may also desire this procedure if you have excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self confidence. If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise, this procedure may be helpful to the patient.
Breast reduction is intended to give the patient a more attractive contour and smaller breast size, as well as freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts. Improved self-image may also be a result of the procedure.
Breast reduction can usually be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location; excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed.
The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. You may have surgical drains in place for several days following your surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during the initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6 to 12 months. Breast reduction surgery could potentially eliminate your ability to breast feed.
An additional procedure that would enhance the result is Liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is commonly covered by insurance, although insurance criteria are becoming more and more restrictive. Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre-authorization. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Breast reduction surgery in Williamsburg, VA, has changed the lives of countless local patients by eliminating excess uncomfortable breast tissue. Contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads for a consultation and discussion with one of our top-notch medical professionals.