Breast Reduction in Jacksonville, FL

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what is a breast reduction?

Women with very large, sagging breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the extra weight. From back pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems, these are all common issues associated with overly large breasts. Breast reduction, known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed to help such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, perkier, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola (the skin surrounding the nipple). The goal is to give women smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL, our team of highly experienced surgeons specializes in breast reduction surgery. We look forward to helping you achieve a more proportionate look and pain-free body.

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How is a breast reduction performed?

During breast reduction surgery, the surgeon's experience and skill are essential. In addition to minimizing scarring, there will be a focus on maintaining a healthy blood supply to the nipple-areola complex. This is important because once the nipple and areola are repositioned, blood vessels will work to reestablish blood flow to prevent discoloration of the nipple and loss of feeling. Excess breast tissue is generally removed through a liposuction method, and loose skin will also be surgically removed. 

Does a breast reduction include a lift?

An anchor incision is one of the most commonly used techniques during this surgery. During this approach, an incision is made around the areola, which extends down to follow the natural curve and crease of the breast. It is also referred to as a vertical T. Once the breast is resized and reshaped, the nipple and areola will be repositioned, and then the lift will be performed — so the breast sits higher on the chest. The incisions will generally include absorbable stitches on the inside of the breast. There are variations to this incision pattern that can be used depending on breast size and aesthetic goals. 

how long does it take to recover from breast reduction?

A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. It typically takes about 2-4 hours to complete. For the first several weeks, patients will be directed to wear a surgical bra or compression garment. Most patients are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks and may begin exercising by 4-6 weeks. The visible results of a breast reduction will be immediate. However, it may take six months or longer for nipple sensitivity to return. 

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how long do the results from breast reduction last?

The results following breast reduction surgery should remain the same as long as a significant amount of weight gain does not occur. The natural aging process and gravity will, over time, change the laxity of a woman’s breast, but the size should remain steady if there is not a pregnancy or weight gain that follows.

can the areolas be reduced?

One of the drawbacks to having excessively large breasts is an enlarged areola (the slightly darker area surrounding the nipple). Thankfully, breast reduction surgery corrects this. Since the incision occurs around the areola, it is a relatively simple technique to trim away the desired amount of areola and reshape it into a smaller size — so it looks proportional to the new breast size and shape.

what is the Average breast Reduction Size?

This varies depending on the patient’s aesthetic and physical goals. After breast reduction surgery, it is common to go down a complete cup size, if not two.  

how much does a breast reduction cost?

Because larger breasts sometimes create physical problems for women, insurance may cover a portion of breast reduction surgery. Insurance coverage does vary. As a result, patients should confirm with their provider as to what will or will not be covered. After the initial consultation, our office will be able to submit an official surgery recommendation letter to the insurance company to assist in gaining coverage. Our billing and insurance coordinator will work with each patient on this. The average cost for a breast reduction procedure with a lift averages between $9,000-$15,000.  

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Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery has helped many women in Jacksonville, FL, and the surrounding area improve the look of their breasts and achieve a more comfortable quality of life with breast reduction surgery. Our team of surgeons includes some of the most highly skilled and experienced doctors in the U.S., providing breast reduction surgery, so you can feel assured that you will get the results you want. Call us today to learn more about how breast reduction can help you and schedule your private consultation. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, our goal is to not only help you look better but feel better too.

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