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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) – Louisville, KY*

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can be a very beneficial operation for you if you're suffering from overly large breast tissue and heaviness, which can produce back pain, discomfort, and difficulty when performing high impact activities. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who can help remedy these issues by removing the excess breast tissue and repositioning the breasts to a more elevated location. Not only can this procedure help alleviate pain, it can also produce a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing bustline. By scheduling a consultation at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, you can talk with our plastic surgeon and decide on the proper treatment plan to get your confidence and daily activities back to where you want them. 

Ideal Candidates

When your neck and back hurt, it reduces your quality of life. When you are in pain, your movements are limited, your posture is slumped, and you generally do not feel well. Women with large breasts experience this on a daily basis. Some women, through no fault of their own, cannot correct this issue with diet and exercise alone. If you experience the following symptoms from large, heavy breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery:

  • Irritation and rashes on the skin underneath the bra
  • Diet and exercise unsuccessfully decreasing the size of the breasts
  • Disproportionate breasts to the body frame
  • Weight of the breasts causes pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • Bra strap grooves in the shoulders
  • Limitations on activity because of the size of the breasts
  • Poor posture

What to Expect

Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, Dr. Mizuguchi will skillfully remove excess skin and suction out tissue to reshape the breast. During surgery, it is common to use one of the following incision approaches: 

  • An incision around the areola
  • A vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast line
  • A horizontal incision on the breast line

Liposuction is generally used to safely remove fat tissues from within the breast. Excess skin will be removed, and then a breast lift is usually needed to attain a healthy-looking result. It is common for women requesting this procedure to go down 1 – 2 cup sizes. 

After a 2 – 4-hour breast reduction surgery, you will wake up in recovery and feel lighter in the chest area. You will be instructed on how to properly care for your incisions to limit scarring. After being sent home wrapped in a surgical compression garment and sports bra, it is advised that you take it easy for the first few weeks after the surgery. Expect to feel less sensation in your nipples, as they will take up to a year to recover and resume sensitivity. It is suggested that breast reduction patients not return to work for 7 – 10 days and wait 6 – 8 weeks before resuming physical activities.

Anticipated Results

Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that make everyday activities easier. In the few months and weeks following the procedure, it is advised for you to continue wearing comfortable bras and limit strenuous activity. Once exercise can be worked back into your day-to-day life, it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Breast reduction surgery is a long-lasting cosmetic surgery; however, the results can be negatively impacted by weight gain and/or pregnancy.

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Life with Smaller Breasts

Picture what your life could look like free from pain, constant rashes, and stares from people because of your large breasts. Call today for a consultation. Our team will answer all of your questions and concerns, educate you on aftercare instructions, and help in any way we can.

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