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Breast Reduction

 

Society often considers larger breasts as more attractive. To the woman whose breasts are so large that they cause her pain and embarrassment, bigger is not better. An increasing number of women are making the decision to have their breast size surgically reduced. Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, is the removal of excess fat, tissue, and skin to make breasts smaller and improve symmetry. The procedure can improve your physical and mental health and help you start enjoying more of what life has to offer. The procedure begins with a consultation where you can discuss your expectations and goals with our resident plastic surgeon, Dr. Kelly.

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Utah’s Best Breast Reductions

Breast reduction surgery typically takes between three and five hours and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. During surgery, the surgeon will make incisions around the areolae. The number and shape of incisions depend on the size and shape of your breasts and the reduction you want. He will then remove some of the underlying breast tissue through the incisions. The surgeon will reposition and shape the remaining tissue and move the areolae and nipples higher on the breast. Sometimes the surgeon reduces the size of the areolas and he may use liposuction to improve contouring under the arm.

Revivology offers breast reduction surgery for women who desire a broad range of reduction levels. For those who require only a minor or moderate reduction, liposuction alone might be adequate to achieve the desired results.

Dr. Kelly is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon who has performed thousands of procedures including more than 1500 facelifts. His educational accomplishments include Bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan. He completed General Surgery training at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan before completing a fellowship at the Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery with the world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ian T. Jackson. Dr. Kelly also has numerous journal publications and presentations to his credit. He continues to be involved in local charity procedures.

Contact us to schedule a FREE 45-minute consultation so you can get to know Dr. Kelly and find out your options for breast reduction surgery.

Breast Lifts & Reconstruction – FAQs

What is a breast reduction procedure?

Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, tissue and skin to reduce the size of the breast. The goal of the procedure is to give the breast a more symmetric shape that is in proportion to your body.

What are the risks of breast reductions?

There are potential risks associated with any surgery and breast reduction surgery is no different. Serious risks are rare but you should talk with the surgeon about the possible risks associated with your procedure. They may include various degree of scarring, temporary or permanent loss of sensation, infection, bleeding or poor wound healing, fluid accumulation, excessive firmness of the breast, damage to deeper structures, skin discoloration, and more. There are always potential risks with the use of anesthesia. If the surgeon must completely detach the nipples and areola during the surgery, you could lose the ability to breastfeed. Make sure you understand all of your risks you make the decision to have reduction surgery.

When can I start exercising again after my procedure?

Most patients will need to refrain from work and normal daily activities for a minimum of one week after surgery. You will need to put off your exercise routine for at least six weeks. Dr. Kelly will advise you about the best time to resume your exercise following your procedure.

Will I be under anesthesia for my procedure?

During your consultation with Dr. Kelly, you will discuss the options for anesthesia available to meet your needs and comfort preferences. There are several types of anesthesia used to keep you relaxed and pain-free during your procedure.

Am I a good candidate for a breast reduction procedure?

Large breasts often run in families. They also increase in size after having children or when a woman is overweight. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if:

Large breasts often run in families. They also increase in size after having children or when a woman is overweight. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if:

  • You suffer from pain in your back, shoulders, or neck
  • Your bra straps leave deep grooves in your shoulders
  • You have pain, skin irritation, or numbness under or around your breasts or upper chest
  • You have poor posture
  • You have trouble finding tops that fitYou are fully grown and breast development has stopped
  • You understand and accept that breastfeeding may not be possible after surgery
  • You are unhappy or depressed about your appearance due to the size of your breasts
  • You are physically and mentally healthy
  • You understand the limitations and risks of breast reduction surgery
  • Your skin retains enough elasticity to tighten up after surgery