Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Large, heavy breasts are often associated with severe back pain, shoulder grooving, neck pain, and rashes under the breasts. A woman may also feel self-conscious or embarrassed because of the disproportionate size of her breasts.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel can create a more balanced, better-shaped breast and reduce strain on the body by removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and more shapely. Dr. Daniel can also reduce the size of your areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
- Large, pendulous, heavy breasts
- Pain or discomfort due to breast weight
- Inframammary fold infections (breast crease)
- Self conscious about body due to breast size
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Dr. Daniel can create a more balanced, better-shaped breast and reduce strain on the body by combining breast reduction and breast lift procedures to remove fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and more shapely. Dr. Daniel can also reduce the size of your areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
How Breast Reduction Works
Breast reduction surgery requires about 2-4 hours of operating time under general anesthesia. The incision is shaped like a keyhole or inverted T, traveling around the areola and sometimes within the breast crease. Using liposuction, fat and glandular tissue is removed. Excess skin is also removed to reshape and tone the breasts. The result is a reduction in breast size and an elevation of the breast for a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect After Your Breast Reduction
Recovery time is approximately two weeks. Dr. Daniel will advise you to wear a special surgical bra. He will also prescribe medications to help you control discomfort. Some aching, swelling, bruising and changes in skin sensation are normal during this time.
Learn More About Breast Reduction
If you have questions or if you would like to learn more details about breast reduction, contact Eugene, Oregon plastic surgeon Dr. Lee B. Daniel. Call 541-687-8900 to schedule your consultation.