While breast augmentation is one of the most requested plastic surgeries, many women choose instead to have a breast reduction. Reduction mammaplasty involves the removal of fat, tissue, and skin to create smaller breasts and a more streamlined contour. If you’re troubled by the appearance and physical effects of having large breasts, you can consult Dr. Peter Kay, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care.

Reasons to Have a Breast Reduction

Every woman will have her own personal reasons for wanting to have a breast reduction. Some women may be uncomfortable with the unwanted attention that large breasts can generate. It can lead to self-consciousness and emotional anguish. Large breasts can also lead to physical effects, such as upper back pain and pain while exercising. It can be difficult to find clothes that fit properly if the breasts are disproportionate to the rest of the body. Furthermore, bra straps may dig into the skin.

Regardless of your personal reasons for considering a reduction mammaplasty, it’s important to have realistic expectations for the outcome. Our board-certified surgeon will explain what to expect from the surgery and the results. Additionally, he will answer any questions you may have.

Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Here at Perfection Plastic Surgery, your health and safety are our priorities. Dr. Kay only performs surgeries on patients who are good candidates for them. Please be prepared to disclose your full health history, including any underlying health conditions, and medications and supplements you may be taking. While each patient is evaluated on an individual basis, good candidates are generally those who:

  • Are non-smokers
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are fully informed about the procedure, its risks, and its recovery

We strongly encourage you to come to your appointment with a list of questions and concerns so that you can be fully informed before making a medical decision.

What to Consider Before Scheduling a Breast Reduction

Every patient recovers a little differently. However, you can expect to limit your activities for two to four weeks while you recover. Before scheduling the surgery, please ensure that your schedule can accommodate the recovery process, and that a responsible adult can assist you during the initial healing phase.

You should also consider your future plans. If you plan to lose a great deal of weight, it may be best to postpone the surgery. Weight loss can affect breast size. In addition, inform Dr. Kay if you plan to become pregnant and breastfeed in the future. Dr. Kay can use techniques that will help enable you to breastfeed following the reduction surgery.

If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, contact Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care to request a consultation with Dr. Peter Kay. You can reach us at (520) 323-7100 in Tucson.

 

PROS

  • Breast reduction results in immediate relief and improvement of the medical conditions associated with enlarged breasts.
  • Patients are very pleased with the improved cosmetic appearance and proportion of their breasts following a reduction.

CONS

  • The incisions involved in breast reduction surgery are extensive and the final scars depend upon your own healing tendencies.
  • Dr. Kay does not bill insurance. You will have to pay out of pocket to have Dr. Kay perform your breast reduction.

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