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Breast Reduction

You know what it’s like to live with uncomfortably large breasts – shoulder and neck pain, difficulty exercising, and unwelcome stares.

Having breasts that are just too large for your frame affects so many parts of your life, and when you’re ready to make a change for the better, you have an exciting new option: Breast reduction from Dr. Long, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Any woman who is considering surgical correction to reduce the size of her breasts can benefit from a breast reduction.. This procedure combines the latest in surgical technique for long-lasting breast resizing and reshaping. Dr. Long understands the importance of creating a surgical result that not only looks fantastic after surgery but that retains lasting beauty for years to come.

Breast reduction FAQ:

How do I know if I am a candidate for breast reduction?

Patients are usually candidates for breast reduction if they have:

Breasts are disproportionately large when compared to their body
Asymmetrical breasts
Back, shoulder, or neck pain caused by the size and weight of the breasts
Trouble with sports and physical activity due to breast size
Regular clothes do not fit properly
Bra straps that chafe or bruise them

How is breast reduction surgery performed?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Long performs your breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia. In all cases, Dr. Long helps you choose the breast reduction method that will give you a youthful, anteriorly projected (“perky”) breasts. This method involves one incision around the areola. He will make a second incision vertically from the bottom your areola running to the crease underneath your breast. The last incision will follow the line of your breast crease. Dr. Long takes the utmost care and employs surgical techniques that are designed to enhance breast shape and preserve nipple sensitivity.

Dr. Long will then remove any excess breast tissue, fat and skin before reshaping your breast contour. He can also offer liposuction to improve fullness beneath your armpit while shaping surrounding contours.

How will I look after breast reduction plastic surgery?

Breast Reduction with Dr. Long can enhance your confidence and physical comfort by freeing you from the emotional and physical discomfort of excessively large breasts while relieving back, neck and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts can improve your health. Your clothes will fit better, and your proportions will be more balanced.

What to expect during Breast Reduction surgery:

You will undergo surgery under general anesthesia at one of the fully accredited hospitals or surgery center operating rooms where Dr. Long routinely performs surgery. The procedure takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. Dr. Long closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive bra for your comfort during the recovery. Generally, breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.

What to expect after Breast Reduction:

Patients may have varying degrees of temporary bruising, swelling, and some discomfort. Dr. Long will prescribe medication to help you with discomfort after surgery. You will wear a special support bra after surgery. You will be up and moving around on the day of surgery.

Depending on your type of employment, you may return to work between 14-21 days after your breast procedure. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed. Swelling in your breasts may take a few weeks to disappear. Dr. Long will closely follow your recovery to ensure you are able to resume your normal activities.

Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform breast reduction surgery have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is , Wound healing problems, minimal improvement, malpositioning, asymmetries, “operated look”, etc.  As a patient, you should always seek out a professional with the experience and skill to achieve your personal goals. Always look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure.  Always look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.

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