When a woman’s breasts are overly large and disproportionate to the rest of her body, it be embarrassing, painful, and distressing. Oversized breasts can make exercising and having an active lifestyle more difficult, and the added weight and movement can lead to rashes, back and shoulder pain, and practical problems related to clothing fit. Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, is designed to reduce the size of the breasts and give you the opportunity to have a more active lifestyle, and more appealing breasts that now look balanced and proportionate with the rest of your body.
At The Rose Clinic in Provo, Utah, Dr. Rose and his team take pride in offering personalized care in every surgical and non-surgical treatment. Dr. Rose is highly regarded for his excellent outcomes in breast reduction surgery, and can help you achieve the beautiful, rounded, proportionate breasts you envision.
Who is a candidate for breast reduction?
Women who have oversized breasts and experience pain or physical restrictions as a result may be candidates for breast reduction surgery. The ideal candidate may also:
- Experience back, neck, or shoulder pain as a result of large breasts
- Have shoulder indentations from bra straps
- Have irritated skin in the breast crease
- Limit physical activity or exercise due to uncomfortable, physically-limiting breasts
- Be in generally good health
In some cases, health insurance may cover the cost of a breast reduction surgery due to the physical toll on the body and the ensuing pain and discomfort. We can help you find out if your condition will meet the requirements of your health insurance provider. Dr. Rose will work closely with you to create a treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal breast size, shape, and placement.
Breast Reduction Procedure
The type of surgery and incision you receive will be determined by how much tissue must be removed to achieve aesthetic results. Rarely, breasts consisting primarily of excess fat rather than a large amount of loose skin or tissue, liposuction may be a method by which fat can be removed. For women undergoing tissue and skin removal, the surgical procedure is as follows:
For your comfort and safety, you will be administered general anesthesia.
There are three types of incisions that can be made during the breast reduction. The first option is a circular pattern around the areola. The next type of incision is a vertical “keyhole” pattern with an incision around the areola and downward toward the breast crease. The last type of incision is called an inverted T, or an anchor incision that starts above the nipple and proceeds downward, also including an incision along the breast crease. All types of incisions can preserve the nipple and areola, or even reduce the diameter of the areola to be more attractive, and to match the proportions of reduced breast size.
Once the incision is made, fat, breast tissue, and skin are removed to reduce the size of the breasts. The nipple remains attached to its blood supply and nerves to maintain sensation and, in some cases, retain the ability to breastfeed in the future. At this point the areola can also be reduced if desired. The remaining breast tissue is reshaped so a natural, full-looking breast remains.
After sufficient tissue, fat, and skin are removed, the incisions are closed. Sutures are placed deep inside the tissue to join the underlying tissues and support the weight of your newly-shaped breasts. The incision lines will fade with time. You will have a medical bra to help minimize swelling.
After surgery, you will be kept at the facility for a short observation period before you will be allowed to be driven home by a family member or friend. Your doctor will give you detailed aftercare instructions that must be followed carefully to speed healing and avoid infection.
Recovery & Aftercare
You will be given a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics to make you more comfortable and reduce the risk of infection. Dr. Rose will also describe any side effects and inform you of what to expect during the healing process. Soon after your breast reduction surgery, you will begin to feel relief from physical pain and the other symptoms you experienced with oversized breasts, and you may notice an improvement in your posture, and the ease with which you can perform everyday tasks with more attractive, proportionally-sized breasts. Recovery is expected to last for several weeks, and Dr. Rose will evaluate your recommended level of physical activity during a follow-up appointment, based on your body’s natural healing processes.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Kevin Rose has been in practice since 2004 and has a great depth of experience in a range of breast modification procedures. His practice uses state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced surgical procedures. His surgical skill, coupled with his artistic eye has helped countless women achieve a higher level of self-confidence with breast reduction surgery. Our friendly staff at our facility in Provo, Utah is focused on providing maximum patient comfort and care. If you have overly large breasts that are causing pain or other physical problems, contact us to set up an initial consultation and explore your options for breast reduction.Get in Touch