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Breast Reduction

Considering Breast Reduction Surgery ?

Schedule Your Consultation With Washingtonian Top Doctor – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bennett C. Yang

Who is a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Women with large, heavy, pendulous breasts are candidates for breast reduction surgery. This is most especially true if they experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Restriction of physical activity
  • Skin irritation
  • Feelings of extreme self-consciousness

One outcome of breast reduction surgery is that you may find physical activities to be easier. Another outcome of this type of plastic surgery is that you may feel less self-conscious and more confident. Finally, you may reduce or eliminate pain associated with your breasts, including in your back, shoulders, and chest area.

How is the breast reduction surgery performed? What are the risks?

The breast reduction surgery procedure is performed at a fully licensed and accredited outpatient plastic surgery center. The procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to perform. A breast reduction includes performing a lift at the same time. Some reductions are covered by insurance. Most patients take a week off of work to recover. They take off longer if the work requirements are strenuous. A consultation with Dr. Yang at our Maryland or Virginia locations will help answer any questions you may have about breast reduction cosmetic surgery. The most common technique is demonstrated in the images here. Scars are usually well hidden from view by regular clothing.

The Consultation

Your consultation will include time with Dr. Bennett C. Yang. We will discuss your overall health and the safety of having this procedure. Dr. Yang will also help you to determine what breast reduction procedure meets your realistic expectations and is best for you. If you have sagging, this, too, affects how Dr. Bennett C. Yang will perform the breast surgery, sometimes a lift or implants are needed.

**Please note: some of our patient before and after surgery images may have been altered to remove identifying tattoos and other marks by request of the patient. No other alterations were performed.

Recovery and Aftercare

Follow-up visits are included in the procedure and will be arranged at the Rockville, Maryland, or McLean, Virginia, locations, both near Washington, DC.
Following the breast reduction surgery, patients should expect some post-operation effects and should follow specific instructions as described below.

  • Patients may experience some degree of bruising and swelling. The first two days are usually the most uncomfortable. Pain medication will be prescribed for this. An antibiotic and an anti-nausea medication are also prescribed.
  • Limit activity for the week following surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about one month.
  • Patients can typically return to work after the first week.
  • A surgical bra should be worn for the first two weeks following surgery.
  • Some constipation is common when taking pain medications. Added fruit, fiber, and stool softeners are recommended before and after surgery.

More Than One Procedure (Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift)

If there is significant sagging, a breast lift may be used in conjunction with breast reduction to enhance the overall position of the your breasts. Dr. Yang will discuss this possibility with you during your consultation.

Insurance Guidelines

In Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, breast reduction is usually deemed cosmetic in nature and is therefore not covered by insurance. An exception is when the indication for surgery was due to breast reconstruction or back issues due to heaviness of large breasts. Call us for more information.

A Final Note From Dr. Yang

The specific risks and the suitability of cosmetic breast reduction (or other breast surgery procedures) for any patient can only be determined through a consultation. Please call us today.

Dr. Bennett C. Yang has been in practice for 20 years and is an expert in breast augmentation. For the most recent plastic surgery before and after results, please follow on Instagram : @bennettyangmd Make your appointment at any of our 3 offices in Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.

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