If you are suffering from the effects of breasts that may be too large for your body frame, Dr. Kevin Cook offers advanced treatment that can reduce the size of the breasts with beautiful results. Women who have overly large breasts may experience physical discomfort, trouble while exercising, difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, or even suffer from severe pain. The physical side effects of oversized breasts may include strain to the back and neck, poor posture, skin irritation, and bra strap indentations. With breast reduction surgery (also known as reduction mammoplasty), Dr. Cook can improve your daily comfort and overall quality of life. After a breast reduction, you can enjoy a lighter and more proportionate bust.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction offers a number of potential benefits, including:
- Decreasing breast size and volume for a more balanced silhouette
- Alleviating the pain and discomfort commonly associated with heavy breasts
- Exercising with greater ease
- Improving the fit of clothing
- Renewing confidence and reducing self-consciousness in social situations
Dr. Cook can custom-tailor breast reduction surgery to address your unique concerns and meet your expectations. If you are considering breast reduction surgery for medical reasons, your health insurance provider may cover the cost of the procedure. To discuss your goals with Dr. Cook, please schedule a consultation with us today.
During your initial consultation for breast reduction, Dr. Cook will evaluate your needs and determine your candidacy for the procedure. One-on-one consultations are a time for Dr. Cook to carefully listen to and understand your individual concerns and desires. His goal is to fully inform you about your options, allowing you to make well-educated decisions about your body and your health.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction surgery lasts approximately two to three hours, depending upon the extent of treatment. Along with removing excess breast tissue and skin, the size of the areolae can be reduced, the nipples repositioned, and the breasts recontoured and reshaped for the desired result. Breast reduction is often performed as an outpatient procedure. Incisions are typically made around the areola, extend downward, and continue along the crease of the breast. Dr. Cook makes every effort to conceal surgical scars along the border of the areola and the crease beneath the breast to minimize any visible scarring.
Recovery And Results
After breast reduction surgery, many patients experience some soreness, bruising, or swelling. Post-operative discomfort can be easily alleviated with oral pain medication. Patients are instructed to wear a compression garment or sports bra in the weeks following the surgery. Dr. Cook also recommends abstaining from strenuous upper body exercise for about two to four weeks. Most patients return to their normal activities five to seven days after the procedure. Breast reduction patients can enjoy the physical and cosmetic benefits of lighter, smaller breasts, and they often experience a boost of confidence in their personal and professional lives.
For more information about breast reduction, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook, please contact our office today.