Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Overly large breasts can cause a woman chronic pain in her neck, shoulders, and back. They can even lead to blood circulation problems and impaired breathing. Breast reduction can improve posture, physical stamina, and help clothes fit better and more comfortably. These physical improvements to a woman's quality of life, in turn, can greatly improve her mental health and self-esteem. As with any cosmetic surgery, there are many reasons why someone would want to have a breast reduction procedure done, but ultimately it should be an individual decision for one's self.

A woman may wish to have a breast reduction done because she feels her breast size is disproportionate to her body or because she feels that their large size is interfering with her ability to perform physical activities, such as lifting things or exercising. Additionally, many women have asymmetrical breasts and wish for them to be the same size.

If you have decided that a breast reduction would be beneficial to you, the crucial next step is choosing the right plastic surgeon. Dr. Michael Cash, M. D. of Nashville Plastic Surgery is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Other surgeons may claim to be board certified, but the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only organization whose certification is valid. Being certified means that Dr. Cash has undergone years of education on technique, safety, and decision-making. This enables him to help you make informed choices regarding your cosmetic surgery and provide you with the best patient care available.

Breast reduction on average is three bra sizes. Of course, how much or how little of a reduction is appropriate will depend on a multitude of factors such as body type and expectations. The amount of a reduction done should be thoroughly evaluated and openly discussed with your doctor.

Cosmetic surgery has continued to evolve to meet the needs and expectations of patients of all backgrounds. Today, there are multiple different types of breast reduction procedures available. These different techniques result in different results, have varying recovery times, and will result in different amounts and locations of scarring. The type of incision made generally depends on how much of a reduction is desired. A personal conversation with your surgeon will help you determine what is the exact right form of breast reduction for you.

Most breast reduction procedures take less than 2 hours and are outpatient operations, where you go home the day of the surgery. Although there is some recovery time, most patients are back to their full normal lives in a week. As with any surgery, there are inherent risks with breast reduction. You should discuss these risks with your surgeon before any procedure and make sure you are comfortable with them. Additionally, proper follow-up and following doctor's recommendations during recovery will help to minimize risk and reduce recovery time.

Breast reduction is done under anesthesia, so you should discuss if you have any known health risks of being under anesthesia. Breast reduction also cannot be done while lactating, shortly after stopping lactating, or if a woman ever intends to breastfeed. At Nashville Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you choose whether breast reduction is the right course of action for you.

A common concern is how much does breast reduction cost. Like most cosmetic surgery, breast reduction is generally considered elective and thus is not covered by most health insurance providers. However, the exact cost will vary depending on the exact type of procedure and where the operation will be performed. Nashville Plastic Surgery is always clear in our costs and will be sure that you have a firm understanding of how much your breast reduction cost will be before scheduling an operation.

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Breast Reduction Before And After

Here are some breast reduction before and after pictures. Breast reduction can reduce the size of the breasts, reduce sagging, reduce the size of the areola, reposition the nipples and areolas, improve firmness, and remove excess fat. As can be seen in these breast reduction before and after images, the exact results can be highly tailored to an individual woman's needs and expectations. Most procedures can now result in minimal scarring, with scars strategically positioned so that they are practically invisible.

Before & After Photos