Breast Reduction Jacksonville
Breast reduction is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion to your body. Mammoplasty can alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the size of each breast while raising the nipple and areola if needed. Dr. Hardy can help women who elect to have breast reduction surgery, lead a more comfortable healthier life, and decreasing the emotional and social anxiety often caused by large breasts.
Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction:
- Heavy Breasts – Large breasts can cause back, neck, or shoulder pain.
- Sagging Breasts – The size of the breasts has produced excessive sagging.
- Oversized Breasts – Breasts are disproportionate to the woman’s body frame.
- Large Breasts – The breast’s size and weight restricts the woman’s physical activities.
- Burdensome Breasts – Painful bra strap marks or rash caused by heavy breasts.
General Breast Reduction Procedure
Dr. Hardy uses a popular technique for breast reduction surgery where he makes an incision creating a circle around each areola. The incision under the breast will usually follow the natural curvature of each breast. Every surgery is unique as the proportions differ in size. All excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin is removed and Dr. Hardy will reposition the nipple and areola for your desired look. The remaining breast skin is pulled tight and sutured together creating a smaller, firmer breast. If you’re suffering from heavy, sagging breasts, make an appointment to discuss your medical options.
Depending on your body makeup, Dr. Hardy will often recommend liposuction to reduce a patient’s breast size. Liposuction is a less invasive breast reduction procedure. The best breast reduction solution can be determined during your initial consultation when you visit the doctor. Results from breast reduction procedures produce some of the quickest body-image changes. After breast reduction surgery in Jacksonville, most patients are pleased with their re-proportioned body, enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.
Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery
To reduce your recovery time, Dr. Hardy will provide you with post-operative instructions calling for plenty of rest and limited movement to speed up the healing process. Post-surgical bandages are applied immediately following breast reduction surgery to aid the healing process by minimizing the movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, you can wear a normal bra (with no underwire) or a sports bra. Any pain from Jacksonville breast reduction surgery can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers or milder prescription medications allowing you to get back to your normal routine in no time.
Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is best suited for women who are struggling with severe pain and discomfort caused by having very large breasts. The best candidates who desired a reduction in breast size, are in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Dr. Hardy will perform a full assessment of your body and ask you about your medical history to help determine if breast reduction is a suitable surgical option for you.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?
The cost of a breast reduction varies depending on the needs of each individual patient. Factors we take into consideration are the degree of correction required and the overall complexity of the procedure. During your initial consultation, we will perform an assessment of your breasts to determine the best breast reduction surgical plan and discuss the cost associated with it.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. James Hardy is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who proudly serves Jacksonville, FL, with innovative plastic surgery procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.