About Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty surgery is a procedure that reduces fatty breast tissue, glandular tissue, and skin from large pendulous breasts. This makes breasts smaller and firmer. Breast reduction surgery will also restore sagging breasts to a more youthful and lifted position on the chest wall. Additionally, the areola will be reduced in size and repositioned higher on the breast.
Women who have large breasts (macromastia), may experience a variety of physical symptoms. The physical symptoms result from the weight and size of their breasts. These may include back, neck, shoulder pain, as well as skin irritation and breakdown on the underside of the breasts. Poor exercise tolerance as well as limited clothing options are also often cited as factors motivating patients to surgery. Breast reduction is usually performed for relief of these symptoms. However, at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile will develop a treatment plan that is unique to you and your needs.
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 straps grooves in the shoulders
- Limitations on activity because of the size of the breasts
- Poor posture
"I couldn't be more pleased with my results and Dr Stile. After two kids I decided to have a breast augmentation and I am so glad I went to Dr Stile. He was very professional and told me exactly what to expect and made me feel at ease (I was very nervous of getting the procedure done) , his nurse Natalie was awesome and the rest of his staff was very pleasant. He actually exceeded my expectations!"- N.C. / Yelp / Jul 26, 2018
"Dr. Stile is amazing. From the moment I met him I knew he would be my surgeon of choice. He took the time to listen and to explain the surgery in detail. The day of surgery he came and talked to me and gave me a big hug and said let's do this!! I felt so at ease I never had any 2nd thoughts. My follow up care has been amazing as well. Thanks Dr. Stile :)"- D.G. / Yelp / Jul 18, 2018
"Review on behalf of a patient who got Radiesse injections by Rakhi. The results for the jaw, under eye, and lips couldn't be more stunning! She was initially nervous about the swelling, but after a week, the results showed themselves to be beautiful. She is normally hesitant regarding injections as no one seems to satisfy what she's looking for. It's safe to say she will see Rakhi for any future treatments. She gives Rakhi her highest praise and recommends her to anyone looking for natural and stunning results."- S.S. / Yelp / Jul 15, 2018
"Amazing Surgeon!!! Dr. Stile is a perfectionist and really understands what it takes to make a woman feel beautiful. He's honest and is realistic about what you should expect from results. He had to correct some previous work done by another surgeon and I have never been happier! His staff is super friendly and professional. I have recommended him to several friends. I will only ever see him for any further needs."- S.J. / Yelp / Jul 11, 2018
"I'm am very pleased with my experience with Dr Stile and his team! I had a tummy tuck, liposuction on my flanks and neck. I'm a plus size girl that had 2 pregnancies and Dr explained what happens to your abdominal after having children, something I never really realized. It was important that he educated me about this process. I felt at ease and after doing my research on his work I knew he was the right plastic surgeon for me. DrStile personally called me before my procedure and told me everything was gonna be fine and make sure I get rest. The day of the surgery the 2 nurses that I took amazing care of me was Kelly and Shannon. And from my pre-op and post-op was nurse Yesenia! She helped answer a lot of my questions, and made feel comfortable through every step My results after my healing process was better than I expected! I did have minor pain after the 1st , 3 days but overall it was I wasn't in much pain. Anyway overall I'm very pleased with my results, and he made me feel " my beautiful " again for me! Thank you again Dr Stile for your professional and perfection!"- S.L. / Yelp / Jul 03, 2018
What to Expect
Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, our plastic surgeon will skillfully reduces 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 of 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 reduce fat tissues from within the breast. Excess skin will be reduced, 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 immediately 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.
Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that makes everyday activities easier. In the few months and weeks following the procedure, it is advised for you to continue wearing comfortable bras and limiting 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.
Plan Your Procedure
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 contact your insurance company as some will cover this as a medically necessary surgery.