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Breast Reduction Rochester

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Breast reduction surgery is a surgical breast procedure that is performed to reduce and reshape large breasts. Many women with large breasts experience a variety of issues such as joint and muscle pain due to the weight their breasts place on their bodies. At Jacobson Plastic Surgery, we can provide you with natural-looking results from your breast reduction in Rochester.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess fat, breast tissue, and stretched and sagging skin to make breasts smaller, firmer, and lighter with improved symmetry. Clients get it to make them look younger with a more attractive silhouette. It also helps their bras, clothes, and swimsuits fit more comfortably.

Potential Issues Caused by Large Breasts

For some women being endowed with larger breasts is a burden they have been frustrated with for years. Symptoms larger breasts can create is significant, and can include neck pain, back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, breakdown of the skin, difficulty finding an adequately fitting bra- the list is long. If you’ve tried double sports bras when exercising without success, if your neck and upper back pain is causing you to seek treatment, or if you simply desire to have smaller more shapely breasts, you may be an excellent candidate for a breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty).

Some people choose to undergo a breast reduction to address problems such as nerve pain, chronic rashes below the breasts, restricted physical activity, and self-image issues due to having overly large breasts.

Breast reduction is not ideal for people who smoke, are very obese, or have poor cardiovascular health or diabetes. You might also want to postpone the surgery if you plan to lose weight or get pregnant in the near future.

The Breast Reduction Consultation

During the consultation, Dr. Jacobson will assess your overall health and medical history, discuss your breast reduction goals, and give you a detailed explanation of the surgery’s risks and benefits. He will also measure your breasts and discuss the anesthesia that will be used during the procedure. Photos will be taken for medical records.

What to Expect During Your Breast Reduction

The operation is performed as day surgery and takes 1.5-2 hours to complete. During the operation, an incision is created to provide access to the underlying tissues. A donut incision, a lollipop incision, or an anchor incision may be used.

Excess skin, fat, and breast tissue is removed and the breasts are reshaped into a more youthful and lifted contour. Aside from reshaping the breasts, the nipple and areola might be resized and repositioned. Finally, incisions will be closed with sutures.

Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery

There will be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following breast reduction surgery. A special surgical bra will need to be worn during the recovery period. Any discomfort can be managed with medication. Return to most activities is possible in a week or two and all restrictions are lifted after a month.

The Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery

The cost of breast reduction in Rochester can vary based on the techniques used and the work required to provide the patient with results that satisfy their needs. If you have symptoms like joint and muscle pain from your large breasts and are a good surgical candidate most insurance companies cover this procedure. Dr. Jacobson can discuss the procedure’s price and payment options during your initial consultation for your breast reduction.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Jacobson looks forward to discussing your goals for a breast reduction in Rochester, reviewing procedure options, and taking steps towards a happier, healthier you. If the size of your breasts is the source of physical or aesthetic issues in your life, contact Jacobson plastic surgery today to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction in Rochester.