Overly large breasts pose both cosmetic and health-related issues that can be alleviated by breast reduction surgery. Las Vegas plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Edwards, Dr. Terrence Higgins, and Dr. Andrew Silver specialize in cosmetic breast surgery and understand that heavy, large breasts not only affect your self-image, but that they can also cause back, neck, and shoulder pain and severely limit your physical activity.

If you’re tired of having your life disrupted by large breasts, request a consultation at our Las Vegas practice to discuss your breast reduction options, or call our office at 702-822-2100 to schedule an appointment.

IS BREAST REDUCTION RIGHT FOR ME?

Breast reduction patients are among the most satisfied with their results. If you experience physical pain caused by the weight of your breasts, are uncomfortable wearing certain clothing styles, or simply don’t like the way your breasts look, a breast reduction procedure is an excellent option.

You are a good breast reduction candidate if you:

  • Are in good overall health, besides suffering physically because of your breast size
  • Are bothered by your breasts’ appearance
  • Are unable to participate in enjoyable physical activities
  • Suffer from irritated skin beneath your breast crease
  • Have areolas that are enlarged because of stretched skin

Reduce the heaviness overly large breasts place on your body and on your confidence with breast reduction surgery. You can stand up taller, straighter and feel 100x lighter than before. Schedule your breast reduction surgery with one of our surgeons today.

 

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HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION PERFORMED?

Planning for your breast reduction procedure begins at your consultation, when your surgeon assesses the condition of your skin and measures your breasts. Ultimately, the physical assessment combined with your cosmetic goals determines the best path to take for surgery.

The procedure is done using general anesthesia and, depending on your situation, can take 2 to 5 hours. Although there are different incision options, the most common breast reduction procedure involves 3 incisions. The first is made around your areola, then another is made in a vertical line along your breast down to the crease, and a third incision is made horizontally along the crease.

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Higgins, or Dr. Silver removes extra fat, skin, and breast tissue and repositions the nipple and areola. If desired, the areola can be made smaller.

HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION PERFORMED?

HOW IS BREAST REDUCTION PERFORMED?

Planning for your breast reduction procedure begins at your consultation, when your surgeon assesses the condition of your skin and measures your breasts. Ultimately, the physical assessment combined with your cosmetic goals determines the best path to take for surgery.

The procedure is done using general anesthesia and, depending on your situation, can take 2 to 5 hours. Although there are different incision options, the most common breast reduction procedure involves 3 incisions. The first is made around your areola, then another is made in a vertical line along your breast down to the crease, and a third incision is made horizontally along the crease.

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Higgins, or Dr. Silver removes extra fat, skin, and breast tissue and repositions the nipple and areola. If desired, the areola can be made smaller.

“I ask my patients to have completely stopped breastfeeding for at least 3 months prior to any breast surgery. If you are still having nipple discharge with minimal manipulation of your breasts, I would have you wait longer. The risk with a breast reduction is that collections of breast milk could pool in the area of surgery causing healing complications. It also allows for any contraction of your tissues to occur, yielding a more predictable post-op result.”

– Dr. Michael Edwards

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING RECOVERY?

Although your surgeon offers you a specific recuperation timeline during your consultation, most of our Las Vegas area breast reduction patients have relatively comfortable and uneventful periods of recovery. We recommend a stay of 10-14 days for our out-of-town patients and will help make arrangements.

For the first few days after your surgery, you can manage any discomfort with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling and bruising are usually maximum at 3 days and improve over the next few weeks. Most people feel well enough to work at 2 weeks, but still have cosmetic signs such as swelling and bruising that they would rather others not see.

During the recovery period, you will need to keep your head elevated in order to minimize swelling. Many patients opt to sleep in a recliner or propped up on a wedge or pillows. You will be encouraged to walk but must avoid heavy exercising to avoid delayed bruising and bleeding for 2-3 weeks. Sun protection is vital, especially for bruised skin and pink scars. To help yourself heal, don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.

After about 1 week, you’ll be scheduled for a follow-up appointment, during which most of your bandages and sutures are removed.

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