WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
While breast augmentation to enhance size and fullness is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide, many women struggle with the opposite problem of overly large breasts. Excessively large breasts aren’t just a source of frustration in their aesthetic appearance; they can also cause physical issues such as neck and back pain, chafing, or reduced mobility. Plastic surgeon Dr. Tyler Frew understands these concerns and provides breast reduction surgery to decrease the size and weight of the breasts. This helps women not only achieve a smaller, more appealing look to their breasts, but it can also improve their overall quality of life. If you’re in the Murrieta, Claremont, or Upland, CA area and want to learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery, at our Murrieta, CA office today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Frew.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION?
Although some patients may look for ways to grow the volume or size of their breasts, for some, overly large breasts can negatively affect their day-to-day habits and confidence. A breast reduction surgery in Murrieta, CA at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery offers several benefits to reinvent your look and enhance your quality of life, such as:
- Reduces the size and weight of the breasts
- Improves breast shape and contour
- Addresses asymmetry (one is different than the other)
- Makes exercise and physical activity easier
- Balances body proportions
- Resizes the nipples
- Pairs with a breast lift for enhanced results
- Alleviates neck and back pain
- Provides a better fit to clothes
- Boosts confidence and self-image
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
If you have large, heavy breasts that interfere with everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be the ideal solution to achieve the figure you want. This surgery is helpful for women who experience stress and emotional anxiety or simply cannot live a fulfilled, active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin irritation (as well as back pain), this surgery can help you find relief. It’s important patients are at a healthy, stable weight to be eligible for breast reduction surgery. It is also imperative that patients find an experienced surgeon like Dr. Frew who listens to their aesthetic goals and has the experience and specialized knowledge to create an improved, yet natural-looking breast appearance.
HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY PERFORMED?
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment conducted with patients under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and the degree of reduction. The repositioning of the areola and nipple area is another consideration. During your consultation, Dr. Frew will go over all of these factors, including any possible scarring that could occur. However, modern methods have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scars to keep them at a minimum. Based on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight-line (vertical) incision will be used. Dr. Frew will then remove breast fat and tissue and tighten the remaining tissue and skin.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
After surgery, we’ll monitor you closely in our private recovery facility and then send you home to heal. A draining tube will most likely be placed near the surgical site to help control bleeding. You’ll need to wear a compression bra for several days to help support blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period.
In about a month, the breasts will naturally settle into their new position and the post-surgery side effects will diminish. The vast majority of our breast reduction patients at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery say they feel happy about their new look and less weighed down after their surgery. After breast reduction surgery, you can confidently expand your wardrobe options and feel comfortable being more physically active. Keep in mind that it’s important to maintain a healthy weight because significant fluctuations in weight could negatively impact the outcome of your breast reduction surgery.
BREAST REDUCTION FAQ
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Dr. Frew can review the estimated cost of your breast reduction surgery during your consultation. After he has developed your treatment plan, it will be easier to estimate your costs, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in a patient’s life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest medical financing to help make your treatment easier to afford. We can also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if they’ll cover some of your expenses.
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. If a large amount of breast tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved. Dr. Frew will choose a technique like an anchor incision so the nipple and areola are easier to move higher on the breast. It’s also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Dr. Frew will discuss your options during your consultation before helping you choose the best treatment plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. While some women can still breastfeed after a surgical breast reduction, others cannot. It’s difficult to predict whether your surgery will interfere with breastfeeding, which is why Dr. Frew suggests that patients be done having children before having breast reduction surgery or be willing to not breastfeed after.
Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with dramatic weight changes, so it’s best to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery and that you maintain it after surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Frew will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you should do afterward to help ensure you’re happy with your results.
SMALLER BREASTS, LARGER LIFE
Dr. Frew has helped countless women improve the look of their breasts and achieve a more active life through cosmetic breast reduction surgery. During your consultation at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery, Dr. Frew will listen to your concerns and go over all of the steps to reach your desired outcome. He will then work with you to tailor a custom surgical plan to fit your goals. You don’t have to simply accept the discomfort or lack of confidence that can accompany oversized breasts. We invite you to call our office in Murrieta, CA to learn more about this exceptional breast reduction treatment and schedule your private consultation.