Breast Reduction Bloomfield
If the size of your breasts causes you discomfort, a breast reduction surgery in Bloomfield can ease that. This surgery will help you achieve a more proportionate breast size for your body to help ease your symptoms. Dr. Patrick Felice is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their goals for years.
What is a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)?
A Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery that removes breast tissue to decrease size making breasts lighter and firmer.
The request for breast reduction is typically because of chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or chronic rashes under the breasts. This is a procedure that requires removal of breast tissue and skin, relocation of the nipple and recreation of the skin brassiere. Dr. Felice finds this procedure very challenging in that all breast sizes and shapes are very different and creating new, smaller breasts tests his sculpting abilities. He is very gratified to see a patient afterward with relief of many of their back symptoms and enjoyment of their new size and shape.
As compared to older techniques, Dr. Felice has perfected the shaping of the breasts and minimizing the scars associated with the procedure. Elimination of the long incision beneath the breast extending from the outer chest to the breast bone (sternum) is paramount to minimizing the scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you need to alleviate the chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain caused by your large breasts, then you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction (also called reduction mammoplasty).
If large breasts limit your physical activity, are causing posture issues, or are causing rashes below your breasts, then you may opt for a breast reduction surgery. It is also ideal for patients experiencing social or emotional discomfort as a result of oversized breasts.
However, if you smoke or have underlying conditions, breast reduction may not be recommended for you. Smoking can lead to a prolonged recovery process, and underlying conditions may affect the overall safety of the procedure.
During your plastic surgery consultation for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) at Youthful Images of Connecticut, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your breasts, discuss your expectations, review the Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that he can review with you the plans he has for your new look. Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we accept several different financing options if that may be of interest to you. Before your surgery, you might be asked to undergo lab tests or a mammogram. If you smoke, you will have to stop smoking a couple of weeks before your procedure.
What to expect during a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)?
The procedure is tailored depending on your concerns. Incisions are made around the areolae and sometimes down each breast to remove excess skin and glandular breast tissue. In some cases, liposuction may be necessary to eliminate excess fat. The areolae may be repositioned and resized after the breasts have been reduced and reshaped.
Expected Recovery Time for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty):
The approximate recovery time for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) is 7 – 10 days. During this time, it’s important that you take some time off your normal daily activities to rest and recover as you heal. We’ll provide you with post-surgical instructions that you’ll need to adhere to in order to heal quickly and achieve the best results possible.
It is normal to experience bruising, swelling, and pain for the first couple of days after your surgery. You may be prescribed pain medication to help handle the discomfort. Wearing a surgical bra will be necessary to help hasten healing.
Cost range for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty):
Please go to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty). An exact cost for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) surgery will be given during your consultation.
Contact Our Office
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information regarding breast reduction in Bloomfield. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.