Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Atlanta

Breast Reduction Surgery

Atlanta breast reduction surgery patients can benefit from this procedure as it can reduce the appearance of overly-large breasts to restore natural-looking symmetry and shape. While many women seek plastic surgery to improve breast size, patients who have larger breasts may feel just as uncomfortable and self-conscious as those with smaller breasts.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Of all the procedures that plastic surgeons perform, breast reduction ranks among the highest in patient satisfaction. Women with large, heavy breasts not only suffer physical pain from the weight of their breasts, but they also experience social discomfort.

Breasts that are too large are a strain on a woman’s body, causing back, neck, and shoulder pain; this can be harmful to posture (leading to spinal problems), and can contribute to breathing complications or other serious health issues. Breast reduction surgery can greatly benefit a woman’s life by not only giving her relief from her symptoms, but also allowing her to exercise more and wear clothing that is more comfortable. In essence, breast reduction surgery can help patients regain a positive self-image, as well as provide the motivation to participate in a wide range of physical and social activities.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Choosing to undergo breast reduction surgery can provide patients with life-changing benefits. Although there are a number of reasons patients may opt for this procedure, often they are more than simply cosmetic. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we specialize in providing patients with results that are beneficial both physically and mentally.


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Am I An Ideal Candidate For Breast Reduction Surgery?

The ideal candidate for breast reduction in Atlanta is in generally good health and a nonsmoker. If you experience back, neck, and/or shoulder pain as a result of overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery may be right for you.

Our Atlanta breast reduction experts will explain the different options for breast reduction surgery and will discuss your medical history, as well as any medications you currently take that might affect the outcome of your surgery. It is important that you are open and honest with your answers, and our plastic surgeons will make sure that you are aware of every aspect of the breast reduction procedure. We will inform you about the risks and possible complications of breast reduction surgery and the long-term effects of undergoing this procedure. By being so thorough, we can evaluate which procedure is right for you and propose a plan that will meet or exceed your expectations.

What Are My Breast Reduction Options In Atlanta?

During your consultation for breast reduction surgery, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will ask you what breast size you would ideally like to be, and then will make a determination of how to best achieve that goal.

There are several techniques available for breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction typically takes 2 to 4 hours to perform on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia (depending on your circumstances). Patients usually return home the same day. The size and shape of your breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, will determine which technique is right for you.

Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery:

The traditional breast reduction surgery technique involves either an anchor pattern reduction or wise pattern reduction. During your surgery, the incision is made horizontally beneath the breast in the crease before extending the incision vertically up to the nipple. The incision is then extended around the nipple, which creates an anchor pattern. Your breast reduction surgeon will remove skin, fat, and tissue from the lower breast area to reduce the mass of the breast and, in most cases, the nipple will be moved to a higher position (although it remains attached to the nerves and blood vessels).

For extremely large breasts, however, the nipples may need to be moved and grafted to a completely new location; in this situation, the patient will lose sensation in the nipple and areola. After the nipple is moved to its new position, the skin above the nipple is brought down and around the swell of the breast and stitched back to close the original incision. Patients with extremely large breasts may benefit most from the traditional method of breast reduction, as this technique can remove more excess skin and tissue than with other methods. This also makes traditional breast reduction the most invasive method, as it entails more scarring. However, these scars usually fade, and they can often be hidden under clothing.

Vertical Incision Breast Reduction Surgery:

The vertical incision technique is sometimes referred to as a short scar breast reduction. During this method, our plastic surgeon will make a lollipop-shaped incision around the areola and extend the incision vertically down the breast. Our surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue, and then fold the excess skin over itself to stitch the incisions. The vertical breast reduction method allows for slight repositioning of the nipple. Patients with moderately-large breasts may benefit from vertical breast reduction. Unlike the traditional technique, the short scar method does not involve a horizontal incision across the breast crease, resulting in less scarring and downtime. However, the vertical method removes less breast tissue than the traditional technique.






What Can I Expect During Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction in Atlanta is performed under general anesthesia to ensure that patients remain comfortable. Once the procedure begins, your surgeons will make careful incisions. The type of breast reduction procedure you and your surgeons decide on will determine where these incisions are placed. Next, excess skin and tissue will be removed and the remaining breast tissue will be lifted and shaped and the incisions will closed.

What Can I Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery?

Following your breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be sore, swollen, and bruised. You can expect to wear bandages for a few days after surgery for extra support, and a special soft surgical bra (or athletic bra) will be recommended once the dressings are removed.

Activity should be kept to a minimum for 1 to 2 weeks, and you should avoid heavy lifting and refrain from exercise and other strenuous activities for at least four weeks following your procedure. Most women will be able to return to work and other normal activities approximately two weeks after undergoing breast reduction surgery. To ensure that your breasts are healing properly, it is imperative that you attend follow-up appointments at Astra Plastic Surgery for several months after your procedure.

What Results Can I Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction in Atlanta can solve a long list of physical problems, as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Breast reduction results are typically long-lasting – although gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of virtually every woman’s breasts. Many women who become dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts over time choose to undergo a breast lift to restore more youthful contours. Breast reduction often makes a dramatic change in your appearance and, for this reason, it may take some time to adjust to your new body image. Most women are very pleased with the results of their breast reduction procedure.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery In Atlanta Cost?

Breast reduction surgery in Atlanta costs are based on several factors, and we provide a complete cost of the procedure after your initial meeting with Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team. The cost is based on your individual cosmetic goals and surgical plan. We accept payment by cash, personal checks, and credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit should you need convenient, affordable payments for your breast reduction in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Georgia Breast Reduction



How Do I Get Started With
Breast Reduction In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss breast reduction in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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