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Breast Reduction in Lexington, KY

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Breast Reduction Is a Weight Off Your Shoulders

You should not take a breast reduction procedure lightly. Women with overly large breasts know the back and shoulder pain involved with carrying around all the extra fatty tissue weight in their breasts. Breast reduction from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden can help take that weight off the heavily burdened shoulders of women in Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort.

Benefits of a Breast Reduction

  • Breasts will be in better proportion with your body and will feel firmer.
  • Pain in your neck, back, and shoulder will be alleviated and make it easier to breathe and exercise.
  • Clothes will fit better and you will feel more confident about your appearance.

Why Get a Breast Reduction?

There are several reasons why a woman would want to opt for a breast reduction, including:

  • Breasts that are too large for the body frame.
  • Breasts with areolae that point downward.
  • One breast is extremely large.
  • Skin irritation beneath the breasts.
  • Bra straps cut into the skin.
  • Breasts are so large they interfere with daily tasks.

What is the Procedure for Breast Reduction?

No two operations are the same, and depending on your particular situation, you may need to have a single surgery or multiple smaller surgeries to attain the breast results you desire.

Will I need a Revisional Procedure if I get Breast Reduction?

This might be a possibility as you age. A revisional breast surgery might be needed to maintain the result that you received earlier. This might be due to tissue re-growth or sagging due to aging, certain medications and weight gain or loss.

What are the Side Effects of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Side effects with regard to breast reduction are consistent with other types of tissue removal surgery. A patient may feel mild to moderate discomfort in the surgical area due to swelling and bruising. This could last up to two weeks. It is also possible to develop nerve damage to the nipple area resulting in a loss of sensitivity in that region of the breast. The surgery might also result in hypersensitivity in the breast, making it uncomfortable when applying pressure or even a light touch. While these side effects are rare, they do happen, and you should discuss them with the surgeon before scheduling or attempting any procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

You may be a candidate for breast reduction if you have:

  • Backaches
  • Neck aches
  • Skin irritation under your breasts
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Grooves in your shoulders from bra straps
  • Poor posture
  • Numbness in parts of your breasts and upper chest from excessive breast weight

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost in Lexington?

Breast reduction prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

If you want to learn more or have any questions about breast reduction, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

Dr. William L. Dowden