Miami Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is a procedure designed to overcome the limitations big breasts represent for some women. Disproportionately large breasts can lead to pain in the neck, back, and other debilitating physical symptoms.
Deirdre Marshal, MD and her team at Marshall Cosmétique Center in Miami, offer breast reduction surgery for patients wishing to reduce pain and discomfort from overly large breasts. By removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin, your breast size can be reduced to a manageable size that is in proportion with your body.
Who Should Consider Breast Reduction?
Like all elective surgery, good health and realistic expectations are necessary for breast reduction. Always remember that smokers are at a greater risk to experience complications from surgery. You should consider a breast reduction surgery if:
- Your breasts limit physical activity
- You experience back, neck and shoulder pain from the weight of your breasts
- Your self image is affected by your overly low breasts
Dr. Marshall may measure and take photos of your breasts to discuss the proper amount of tissue that should be removed to get the results you desire.
*** Please Note *** A baseline mammogram may be required before and after your surgery to detect changes in breast tissue.
What to Expect?
Prior to breast reduction surgery, Dr. Marshall will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking (if applicable)
- Avoid taking aspirin
On the day of your breast reduction, your procedure will involve the following steps:
Anesthesia. Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Incision. Dr. Marshall will choose the incision pattern that will best suit your needs and preferences. The three common incision patterns associated with a breast reduction procedure:
- Circular pattern around the aureola
- “Keyhole” Incision
- An “Inverted T” or “Anchor-shaped” pattern
Dr. Marshall will then trim and remove excess tissue and skin, reshaping your new, smaller breasts. In some cases, The aureola may need to be removed and transplanted to an elevated position.
The incisions are then closed with sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape to close the skin.
Recovery. After receiving breast reduction at Marshall Cosmétique, your breasts will be swollen, fluid retention and even bruising. Bandages are used to reduce swelling and compress the skin. You may also receive a drainage tube to flush out excess blood and/or fluid that may have collected during surgery.
When Can I Return to Work?
It is often possible for most patients to return to work after one week, however; some patients require two weeks. Reserve physical activity for about one month following surgery. It is normal to experience mild discomfort during this time. Report severe pain to your doctor immediately.
Risks. Like any surgical procedure, there are health risks that accompany elective breast reduction surgery. Common complications include but are not limited to:
- Loss of sensation in the breasts
- Fluid loss/accumulation
- Unfavorable scarring