Breast Reduction Surgery
If you are a Denver or Centennial area woman, and you have large breasts, breast reduction surgery is a procedure that can ease discomfort while helping you attain a breast size that is proportionate to your physique.
Also known as a reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is performed by Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and practicing at Emmett Plastic Surgery in Lone Tree.
The procedure removes excess skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts, giving you smaller, more manageable breasts.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can be a life-enhancing surgery for many women who have struggled with physical discomfort, self-consciousness, or limitations to physical activities due to the size of their breasts.
Overly large breasts can cause chronic back problems as well as shoulder and neck pain, excess bra strap pressure, rashes, difficulty sleeping, and restricted activities.
Breast reduction is a procedure that Dr. Emmett can perform to make your breasts smaller, more manageable, and more comfortably attuned to your body.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
For many women, breast reduction isn’t just done for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons, but for health concerns.
If you feel that you need to change the weight, size, or firmness of your breasts, then breast reduction surgery may be the right option for you.
Women with large breasts commonly experience back and neck pain, skin irritation, and self-consciousness.
Patients of Dr. Emmett report an extremely high rate of satisfaction following breast reduction surgery, including:
- Improvements in sleeping
- Improved breathing
- Elimination of headaches
- Improved self-esteem
- Reduction of anxiety
- Increased ability to participate in physical activities
- Improved posture
Many patients of Emmett Plastic Surgery feel liberated, physically and emotionally, after undergoing breast reduction surgery. Clothing fits again, back and neck pain vanishes, self-esteem rebounds, and a better overall quality of life results.
Men with enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia, may also wish to receive breast reduction surgery for improved self-esteem.
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Reduction?
If you feel that you spend too much of your life accommodating your overly large breasts, and if you feel physical symptoms of discomfort brought on by overly large breasts, then you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery with Dr. Emmett.
Overly large breasts can cause both physical and emotional suffering, so take the first step toward addressing these issues by scheduling your initial consultation now with Dr. Emmett at Emmett Plastic Surgery.
What Our Patients Have To Say
“Dr. Emmett is the best. Really. You cannot get better. She will tell you exactly what the best options are to achieve your results. She’s so knowledgeable and always puts her patients first. I could not more highly recommend someone than Dr. Emmett!” -Heather J.
What Is The Procedure For Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery involves three key phases: meeting with Dr. Emmett for your initial consultation, the surgery operation, and post-operation recovery.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Emmett, she will discuss your primary motivations for receiving breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Emmett will inquire about your current and previous medical conditions, use of medications, previous surgeries, and evaluate your overall health to make sure you’re a healthy candidate for receiving breast reduction surgery.
During this stage, Dr. Emmett will be able to help answer any questions or concerns you have regarding your surgery and also discuss the expected outcomes of your breast reduction surgery.
Your procedure may take several hours, and, at the outset, Dr. Emmett will assure your comfort with carefully administered general anesthesia.
During your breast reduction procedure, Dr. Emmett will remove excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue to help you attain a breast size that is proportionate to your body and in line with your personal goals for your breasts.
Once you are completely comfortable, Dr. Emmett will create a discrete incision around your nipple that extends downward in the shape of a keyhole. Entering through the incision, Dr. Emmett will extract fat and remove excess skin from the breast, and reposition the nipple.
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Emmett will close the incision with sutures.
You may need to allow yourself as much as one week off from work or school following your procedure.
Dr. Emmett will give you instructions for your follow-up appointments as well as prescribe medication for the initial week of recovery following surgery.
You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a month following surgery to allow the healing process to take place.
What Are the Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?
As with any surgery, breast reduction surgery comes with risks and potential complications, mostly related to bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and/or infection. However, with proper planning and open candidness during your initial consultation with Dr. Emmett, we can help to minimize these risks.
Before considering receiving breast reduction surgery, you should be aware of the potential complications, and assess whether it’s worth the risk. Fortunately, the vast majority of patients are satisfied with their results.
Possible risks associated with breast reduction surgery may include:
- Loss of sensation in and around the nipples (areola)
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Possible differences in breast symmetry
- Poor wound healing
- Blood clots
If you plan on having children in the future, let Dr. Emmett know during your initial consultation so she can determine which type of procedure is appropriate to limit the chances of breastfeeding difficulties later on.
Also, breast reduction surgery can be performed at any age, although it’s advised to wait until breasts are fully developed.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Unlike breast augmentation surgery, which may require maintenance surgeries in the event of breast implant ruptures, most breast reduction procedures won’t require further surgeries.
Breast reduction surgery is considered permanent, however, changes in breast size are still possible due to weight gain, becoming pregnant, changes in hormones, and natural aging.
Natural breast sagging due to aging may still occur, however, because the breast size and weight have been reduced, it’s likely the sagging won’t be as considerable.
We recommend our patients try to keep their weight stable through a healthy diet and exercise to maintain the best results of their breast reduction surgery.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
Breast reduction is not considered medically necessary, and, as a result, it is not covered by most insurance plans. However, Dr. Emmett provides a variety of financing options through CareCredit®, Simmons Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending to make breast augmentation available and affordable to everyone.
Emmett Plastic Surgery also accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Schedule A Consultation
If you live in Centennial, Lone Tree, or the greater Denver area and are considering a breast reduction call (303) 955-7545 and schedule a consultation. With Dr. Emmett, you will always experience a safe and high-quality experience.