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Breast Reduction in Phoenix and Surprise

At Regency Specialties, we love performing breast reduction surgery because of how life-changing it is for our patients. A breast reduction in Phoenix can greatly improve the comfort and quality of life for a woman who has disproportionally large breasts that cause embarrassment, pain, or discomfort.

A life-changing breast procedure

When breasts are excessively large, they can often cause distress to a woman. She may find it difficult to do regular day-to-day activities, such as exercise, playing sports, sleeping comfortably, or finding clothing that fits properly. She may experience physical pain, such as neck or back problems. Or she may simply dislike her breasts aesthetically. A breast reduction can help a patient take control of her body and life, and is one of the most satisfying breast procedures available. 

How is a breast reduction done?

A breast reduction surgery makes the breasts smaller by removing skin, fat, and glandular tissue, helping overly large breasts to become more balanced and in proportion with the rest of the body. During the procedure, the breasts are also typically re-shaped to achieve an attractive appearance

Candidates for a breast reduction

If you’re interested in a breast reduction in Phoenix, Surprise, Buckeye, or the nearby areas, you may be a perfect candidate. The best candidate for a breast reduction:

  • Has breasts that are fully developed and overly large
  • Is unhappy with the appearance or comfort level of their breasts
  • Has limitations in their life due to their breasts
  • Has completed breastfeeding
  • Has neck, shoulder, or back pain due to the size of their breasts
  • Is a non-smoker in general good health
  • Has realistic expectations for the surgery

Breast reduction surgical details 

Breast reduction surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will carefully and precisely make an incision around the areola that continues underneath the breast. 

From this incision, excess skin is taken from the sides of the breasts. The remaining tissue will be lifted and re-shaped, and for some patients, the areola and nipple will also be re-positioned. The incisions will then be closed with sutures. 

Recovery

It’s important for patients to prepare for breast reduction surgery by getting their home ready for recovery. When you arrive home from your procedure you should have several things ready, including ice packs; clean towels, washcloths, and gauze; any medications or topical products that we have recommended during your consultation, and plenty of loose t-shirts and button-up blouses. You will also need someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight. 

Most breast reduction patients return to desk-type jobs about a week after surgery, but it’s good to be aware that during the first couple of weeks, you may experience tightness and/or bruising of the chest, as well as stiffness and soreness in the upper body. Some patients also experience rashes.

Expect to wear a surgical bra for about a week to help with support and healing. After this, you can begin wearing a soft, non-underwire bra. We recommend that patients avoid wearing underwire bras for about four months. Some patients also require drains after surgery to help catch excess fluids and reduce swelling. Drains are small tubes that are inserted into the incisions, and it’s important that you do not submerge them under water (such as when bathing). You should not lift more than 1 to 2 pounds for at least two weeks, and be sure to not put any pressure on your incisions. High intensity exercise should be avoided for six weeks. Patients will need to sleep upright for about two weeks. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions to help your recovery go smoothly.

Results

A breast reduction can change breasts from being a burden into something wonderful. Once recovery is complete and the full results are finalized, you will find that clothing fits you better; your neck, shoulder and back pain are improved; it’s easier to move when exercising or playing sports, and you are much more comfortable in your day-to-day life.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in a breast reduction in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, put yourself in the skilled hands of artistic and experienced professionals. We are a patient-centric, multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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