Breast Reduction in Atlanta, GA
Living with breasts that are oversized or uncomfortably disproportionate to your body can cause pain and discomfort. A breast reduction consultation at Mang Plastic Surgery can tell you if you are a suitable candidate. Residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta, and the adjacent cities are welcome to contact our office to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Brandon-Dzung Mang, M.D.
What is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction surgery is popular for women who are unhappy with the current size of their breasts and wish to make them smaller. There are various techniques that can be used to achieve the desired result and Dr. Mang will tailor a surgical plan that will best suit your unique needs. The procedure works to eliminate the excess skin and fat and reshape the breasts to give them a more comfortable, appropriate shape and size.
Why Consider a Breast Reduction?
This procedure is highly beneficial for women who have experienced pain or discomfort due to the size of their breasts. Shoulder, back, and neck pain are common occurrences in patients with large breasts. It can cause reduced mobility and difficulty exercising or even doing simple tasks, such as walking or running. Finding clothes that fit appropriately can also be a problem, which can cause women to develop low self-esteem or a poor self-image. A breast lift procedure can help to eliminate all of these issues while providing you with smaller, natural-looking breasts.
What Happens During the Breast Reduction Procedure?
Dr. Mang works closely with each patient to understand your goals, needs, and any medical history to help provide you with realistic, natural-looking results. He may use a number of techniques to help achieve the desired results. Depending on your unique beauty plan, the procedure can last anywhere from two to five hours. The breasts will be reconstructed and reshaped so the overall fullness and size match your body structure and contour. The nipple and areolas will be repositioned in a more suitable area higher up on the breasts. Fine incisions are used to help minimize visible scarring as best as possible. The overall treatment process will vary based on the extent of the reduction surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction Surgery?
If you are in good general health with no debilitating medical issues and breasts that are uncomfortably large, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast reduction surgery at Mang Plastic Surgery. A reduction procedure is typically reserved for adult women whose breasts are fully developed. During your initial consultation, the surgeon will assess a number of factors, including the size of your breasts, to determine if you are eligible for a breast reduction. If you are unhappy with or experiencing constant pain from breasts that are overly large, this breast surgery may be beneficial for you.
Preparing for Breast Reduction
In order to successfully undergo a breast reduction surgery, you will be asked to follow some guidelines before and after the procedure. Dr. Mang will advise you to stop taking any medications, including vitamins and prescriptions before the procedure. Following the surgery, you should only take the medications prescribed to you by the surgeon. Arnica is a useful tool that is homeopathic and offers patients relief from inflammation and bruising. It should be used pre- and post-operatively for best results.
What to Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery
Downtime: Patients who work low-activity jobs are usually able to return to work within seven to 10 days following surgery. You can return to your normal activities, exercise routines, or similar commitments one to two months into the recovery period.
Medications: It is likely you will experience some bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the first few weeks after the procedure. In addition to medication that Dr. Mang may prescribe you, you can apply arnica topically to help alleviate some discomfort. Sleeping with your head elevated above your heart can help reduce swelling.
Hygiene: Once the bandages are removed, about two to three days after the surgery, you can resume showering regularly. Take extra care to dry the area around the incisions extremely well. You will be required to wear a support compression garment that must be put on immediately after your shower to help facilitate the healing process.
Arrange for a friend or family member to be available to help you with basic tasks around the hand in the first few days after surgery. Within a day or so you should be able to get up and walk around. You will be required to wear the compression garment for up to eight weeks following surgery. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully.
A breast reduction is a highly individualized procedure and each patient’s recovery process will vary. After six to 12 weeks, you should begin to see the full results of your breast reduction procedure.
If you live in or around Atlanta or Alpharetta and struggle with back or neck pain due to oversized breasts, you can enjoy relief with a breast reduction procedure at Mang Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Duluth, GA, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brandon Mang today!