Reduce Pain and Regain Your Posture with Breast Reduction Surgery
For many women, the size of their breasts place strain on their backs and make it difficult to find clothing that fits properly. In addition, women face emotional stress and feel self-conscious of their appearance. Dr. Michael Devlin can reduce the size of large breasts with breast reduction surgery, providing patients with significant relief from pain. He has extensive experience helping Little Rock, AR, women attain more reasonably sized breasts with customized surgery .
Am I a Candidate?
Like many women with large breasts, you may be experiencing symptoms such as:
- Pain in the neck, back, and shoulders
- Poor posture
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly
- Grooves in the shoulders from bra straps
- Inability to participate in certain sports or activities
These issues pose daily challenges and prevent many women from doing the things they love and wearing what they want. The good news is that out of all of the breast surgeries we perform here, breast reduction patients tend to be the happiest. Overly-large, cumbersome breasts are both a physical and an aesthetic issue. However, the results, and the relief, are immediately visible.
Breast reduction is often performed in a way that is similar to a breast lift. The main difference between the two procedures is the amount of breast tissue and skin that is removed. There are various methods that exist for a breast reduction. Some of the more popular techniques use an anchor-shaped incision. This incision goes around the areola, vertically down the front of the breast, and proceeds under the natural curve along the chest.
Another technique we commonly use is called the lollipop method. Using this method, we place the incision around the areola, and it descends down the breast vertically. This method is the best option for women who need less skin and tissue removed. In some cases where breasts are extremely large and pendulous, a free nipple graft may be needed. During this procedure, the nipple is removed and repositioned for a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery can take two to four hours depending on the amount of lifting and rearranging needed, in addition to the volume being removed.
Immediately following surgery, incision lines may appear slightly raised and look pink or dark brown. We may place drainage tubes under the skin to collect any excess blood or fluid. We can remove these drains after a few days, upon which you are free to shower.
Dr. Devlin is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic surgery goals while providing you with friendly, personalized care.
While some patients may experience soreness for a few days following the procedure, most do not find this to be problematic. You should avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks following surgery, as your breasts will still be healing. By following at-home care instructions prescribed by Dr. Devlin, you can help ensure a quick recovery.
The Cost of Breast Reduction
We understand that prices are very important to our patients. We have provided a detailed financial policy to help patients make their decisions. Basic numbers and facts to consider include:
- Anesthesia used: General
- Surgery time: Two to four hours
- Surgery type: Outpatient Procedure
- Recovery: One to two weeks
- Cost: $7,000 to $9,000
There are instances when insurance may fully or partially cover procedures such as a breast reduction surgery. If you are uncertain whether your insurance will cover the cost, we are more than happy to help obtain a predetermination of coverage from your insurance company, or request other benefit information.
Begin Planning Treatment Today
Dr. Devlin is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic surgery goals while providing you with friendly, personalized care. Request your breast reduction consultation by contacting our office online or calling (501) 227-8811.
“Dr. Devlin helped me rewrite the ending to my journey from fat to fabulous. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Lisa Bordeaux, from a Google+ Review