Dr. Naderi is exclusively a Facial Plastic Surgeon (Face Specialist). Dr. Naderi refers his patients, seeking concurrent face and body cosmetic surgery, to a number of Washington’s Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: A face specialist performing your facial cosmetic surgery and a body specialist performing your liposuction, Breast augmentation or Tummy tuck.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to correct heavy, sagging or pendulous breasts. During the procedure, excess fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed, resulting in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts. Good candidates for breast reduction include healthy women who have realistic expectations for improvement.
Breast reduction surgery usually takes between two and four hours to complete and is most often performed with general anesthesia. While there are different techniques that may be used for breast reduction, the incision is commonly shaped like an anchor, running in a circle around the areola and then extending downward in a vertical line and horizontally along the crease beneath the breast. Once the incision is made, excess fatty tissue, glandular tissue and skin are removed. The nipples and areolas, particularly in women with very large or pendulous breasts, may be completely removed and grafted to a higher position.
Swelling and bruising can occur after surgery. A surgical bra or bandage may need to be worn for several days, the breasts may feel sore for several weeks. Stitches may be removed within one to three weeks. Most patients can return to work within about two weeks, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for about three to four weeks.
Q – What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction, known technically as reduction mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure which removes excess fat, tissue, and skin in order to correct heavy, sagging or pendulous breasts. The result is smaller, firmer, and lighter breasts.
Q – Is breast reduction right for me?
If you are a healthy woman who is looking to improve heavy, sagging, or pendulous breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. It’s essential that patients have realistic expectations for improvement as well. Younger patients who have not yet fully developed and women who are planning to breast feed in the future may be advised to postpone surgery.
Q – What does a consultation for breast reduction entail?
During a consultation for breast reduction, the plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. All aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the anesthesia, the facility, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for breast reduction?
Breast reduction is most often performed with general anesthesia.
Dr. Naderi refers his patients who seek concurrent Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgery to many of his experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgery colleagues.