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Pensacola Breast Reduction
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size of the breasts. Patients seeking breast reduction often complain of neck and back pain or grooving where their bra straps come over their shoulders. They are often unable to exercise and feel uncomfortable in their clothing due to the size of their breasts. By reducing the size and weight of the breasts and repositioning the tissues, they often achieve a great deal of relief of these symptoms. At the same time, the nipples are lifted to a more appropriate position and the breasts are reshaped giving them a more attractive and youthful contour.
Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction in Pensacola
Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts
Painful bra strap marks or rashes as a result of large breasts
Persistent sagging of the breasts because of their size
Embarrassment because the breasts are disproportionately large
Breast Reduction Procedure by Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
Techniques for breast reduction vary. The most common procedure involves an incision that circles the areola. From the areola, the incision goes down and follows the natural curve under the breast. Dr. Shaddix then removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher location on the most prominent part of the breast mound. Most patients are very pleased with the immediate relief of their preoperative symptoms. Additionally, the more youthful appearance of the breasts and new ability to wear more fitted clothing has most patients very satisfied.
Recovery after Breast Reduction in Pensacola
Post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. You should anticipate approximately one week of downtime before returning to work and at least one month before trying any strenuous activity. Immediately after surgery, your breasts will be wrapped with a special bandage. Once removed, you will be asked to begin wearing a supportive bra for at least one month. You will have some discomfort after your surgery, but this is typically well controlled with the medications prescribed by Dr. Shaddix. As with any surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.
To find out if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.