Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for this procedure are women who have overly large breasts that are too big for their frame and disproportionate. Often, women with large breasts also suffer from neck, back, or shoulder pain. A breast reduction can fix these problems. This procedure can also help women feel more confident in their appearance. Ideal candidates are healthy, nonsmokers who have realistic expectations for their surgery. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through an in-office consultation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom.
There are two incision patterns that can be used for breast reduction. These patterns include:
The Lollipop Incision: The incision for this pattern is created around the areolar border and vertically down to the breast crease. It is commonly used for those in need of a moderate amount of reduction.
The Anchor Incision: This is created around the border of the areola, then it continues vertically down the breast crease and horizontally along the crease. This incision is used for significant reductions.
Through the incisions that are made, excess breast tissue, skin, and fat will be removed. Then the nipple-areola complex will be repositioned, and the breasts will be reshaped to a more symmetrical and youthful contour.
After your breast reduction procedure, you will need to wear a special compression garment to reduce swelling. Bruising and swelling are normal, and any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. It is recommended that you sleep in a reclining position to reduce swelling and pain. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for six weeks. The breasts will re-drape as they heal, with the final size and shape being seen after 6 – 12 months.
At our office, we do not accept insurance to cover the breast reduction procedure. Any questions regarding insurance can be answered by giving our office a call.
If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery, contact our San Antonio office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom.