Breast Reduction


Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to make your breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. It is often performed for relief of back, neck, and shoulder pain, and skin irritation as a result of the weight and size of a woman’s breasts. Breast reduction in Washington involves the removal of fat, glandular tissue, and skin from your breasts.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

Having large breasts can trigger a condition known as macromastia. Women suffering from it experience extreme pressure on the shoulders, neck, and spine. It can also make doing normal daily tasks extremely uncomfortable. Breast reduction is a popular procedure that has brought relief to millions of women who suffer from the pain macromastia can cause. It can help make a woman’s life more comfortable while also enhancing the overall contours of her body.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

The procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis. Patients usually return to work within two weeks. Scars fade over several months to a year or more. Results will vary according to aging, pregnancy, or changes in weight. The scar location varies depending on the size of your breasts and the desired size postoperatively. The larger the amount of breast and fat removed, the larger the scar.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

Patients may experience temporary soreness, swelling, bruising, or a change in nipple sensation. Potential complications include infection, fluid retention, injury to the skin, rippling or bagginess of the skin, asymmetry, skin discoloration, or excessive scarring, and in some cases, nipple necrosis (i.e., death of the nipple, which is extremely rare).

Candidates for Breast Reduction

Good candidates for breast reduction are women who experience severe and chronic pain caused by very large breasts. Patients should also be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Dr. Olding will perform a full assessment of your body and ask you questions about your medical history to determine if breast reduction is a good option for you.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

Dr. Michael Olding will customize your breast reduction surgery in Washington to accommodate your unique aesthetic goals. During your consultation, he will perform an analysis of your breasts to develop the appropriate treatment plan and discuss the cost of the procedure.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Michael Olding is a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping patients in Washington, DC, experience the best versions of themselves with customized surgical procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

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