Dr. Beam offers breast reduction surgery for patients in Hartford, New Britain, Glastonbury, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Women who are struggling with a bust that is disproportionately large to their body often look to breast reduction surgery. Large breasts can cause complications when working out, trying on clothes, as well as back pain. With breast reduction surgery from Dr. Beam your breasts can be smaller, firmer and shapelier. A breast reduction can overall improve the quality of your life.
How is a Breast Reduction Performed?
At your breast reduction consultation, Dr. Beam can help you determine what size breasts will best suit your body type. During the procedure, an incision is made around the areola and under the breast crease. From here, Dr. Beam can reduce, lift and shape your breasts.
Schedule your breast reduction consultation today to learn more about the procedure and recovery.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
The cost for a breast reduction is a consideration for many patients. Many times a breast reduction will be covered under your insurance. Please check with our office staff to see if we participate with your insurance company. It is helpful at the time of your consultation that you bring all documentation of any treatment that you have had so it can be submitted along with the letter from Dr. beam for precertification. If it is not considered to be medically necessary, Dr. Beam and his staff can discuss pricing and financing for a breast reduction at your initial consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
If you have been struggling with a disproportionate figure, and your breasts are causing you neck, shoulder and/or back pain, rashes under your breasts or have been getting in the way of your exercise routine and your wardrobe, breast reduction surgery may the solution you have been looking for.
What Can I Expect After my Breast Reduction?
After your breast reduction surgery, you may notice swelling and bruising around your nipples and breasts. We will provide you with a compression bra as well as pain medication to alleviate discomfort. Most patients can return to light work after two to three weeks, and it is recommended that you avoid heavy lifting for at least four weeks.
Breast Reduction FAQs
1. What size breasts qualify for breast reduction?
Your breasts do not have to be a certain size to qualify for breast reduction surgery. The only qualification you need to meet for breast reduction is that you truly want to reduce the overall size of your breasts for the long term. At our practice, we typically see women with breast sizes DD and larger come in and ask about breast reduction surgery.
2. How long does it take to recover from breast reduction?
While making a full recovery from your breast reduction may take up to six weeks, most patients make an initial recovery after about two to three weeks. At this time, they may continue with normal light activities such as working at an office job or continuing work at home. Dr. Beam and his team may ask that you refrain from heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for up to four to five weeks following your breast reduction.
3. Does a breast reduction include a lift?
Yes and no. During your breast reduction surgery, excess fat and breast tissue will be removed and the breast will be repositioned and reconstructed to have a more naturally youthful appearance. That being said, many patients do request having a traditional breast lift combined with their breast reduction surgery to further enhance their desired results following surgery.
4. Will a breast reduction make me look thinner?
Many women find that they look thinner and start wearing smaller-sized tops following their breast reduction surgery. This is because the profile of their body and the projection of their breasts are smaller. With smaller breasts, many women are better able to find clothes that fit their breasts and waist properly which contributes to the illusion of looking thinner following a reduction.
5. Do breasts sag after breast reduction?
Yes, the breasts still do have the potential to sag following a breast reduction. While reducing the overall volume of the breasts will make them less heavy and less prone to sagging prematurely, the natural aging process and thinning of the skin around the breasts will cause them to sag over time. This is not a result of breast reduction, rather it is a natural part of life.
Harold E. Beam M.D. offers plastic and cosmetic surgery to patients in Glastonbury, New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut. Contact Dr. Beam today to schedule your consultation!