Breast reduction

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after breast reduction surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Breast reduction allows woman to improve the shape and reduce the size of their large breasts. Woman with overly large breasts commonly have breast droopiness that is also corrected at the time of the procedure. Besides providing an improved cosmetic appearance, breast reduction reduces physical symptoms of large breasts including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, breast pain, and breast rashes at the fold. It also enables patient’s to become more physically active.The procedure reduces the size of the breast by removing excess skin and glandular tissue. This requires a tradeoff between achieving a new breast size in exchange of incisions to remove the extra tissue. The incisions are hidden and well concealed by a regular bra.

What can breast reduction correct

Large breasts

Although the cause is not fully understood, overly large breasts result from an excess of skin and glandular tissue. Breast Reduction surgery removes this excess tissue and reshapes the breast to achieve a smaller but youthful appearing breast.

Droopy breast

In patients with large breasts, the excess gland stretches out the overlying skin. As the skin weakens from stretching, the breast may begin to droop. A breast reduction surgery also corrects the droopy appearance of the large breast (See Breast Lift).

Droopy or deviated nipple

Droopy nipples or deviated nipples are common in patients with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery corrects this by repositioning them in the ideal location.

Droopy breast

In patients with large breasts, the excess gland stretches out the overlying skin. As the skin weakens from stretching, the breast may begin to droop. A breast reduction surgery also corrects the droopy appearance of the large breast (See Breast Lift).

Droopy or deviated nipple

Droopy nipples or deviated nipples are common in patients with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery corrects this by repositioning them in the ideal location.

What can breast reduction correct

Large breasts

Although the cause is not fully understood, overly large breasts result from an excess of skin and glandular tissue. Breast Reduction surgery removes this excess tissue and reshapes the breast to achieve a smaller but youthful appearing breast.

Droopy breast

In patients with large breasts, the excess gland stretches out the overlying skin. As the skin weakens from stretching, the breast may begin to droop. A breast reduction surgery also corrects the droopy appearance of the large breast (See Breast Lift).

Droopy or deviated nipple

Droopy nipples or deviated nipples are common in patients with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery corrects this by repositioning them in the ideal location.

Droopy breast

In patients with large breasts, the excess gland stretches out the overlying skin. As the skin weakens from stretching, the breast may begin to droop. A breast reduction surgery also corrects the droopy appearance of the large breast (See Breast Lift).

Droopy or deviated nipple

Droopy nipples or deviated nipples are common in patients with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery corrects this by repositioning them in the ideal location.

Breast reduction procedure

All types of breast reduction surgery achieve their goal by tightening and removing excess skin, removing excess gland tissue, and repositioning the breast gland. The overwhelming majority of patients are happy about the new breast cosmetic appearance, but also happy from improved symptoms and enhanced physical activity.

Dr. Rueda performs two types of breast reduction techniques: lollipop reduction, full breast reduction. Lollipop reduction is also known as a vertical breast reduction. Full breast reduction is also known as a wise-pattern breast reduction. Their differences are highlighted below:

Incisions

Made and hidden around the border of the areola, with a vertical extension on the breast mound.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal for woman with large breasts and mild/moderate amount of excess skin.

Incisions

Same as a lollipop, but there is an additional hidden horizontal incision at the lower breast crease.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal for woman with large breast and large amount of excess skin.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is surprisingly lower amount of pain than expected. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage is placed and removed in 48 hours. A sports bra is worn for a total of 2 weeks.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 weeks. Exercise is not allowed until 4 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a breast reduction varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your breast reduction

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for breast reduction surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best breast reduction Palm Beach can offer.

No Drains

No Drains

Dr. Rueda does not place drains in patient’s that undergo breast reduction surgery.

Reduce your Pain

Reduce your Pain

Dr. Rueda uses a special technique with injectable long acting medication that reduces the postoperative discomfort patients may feel after surgery. In some patients Dr. Rueda has noticed up to 40% reduced discomfort after breast reduction surgery.

Minimize your Incisions

Minimize your Incisions

Patients who need breast reduction surgery frequently have excess skin that needs to be removed to reduce the size of the breast. Dr. Rueda specializes on techniques that minimize the amount of incisions that need to be placed in the breast. However, its worth noting every patient is not an ideal candidate for these techniques and the decision needs to be tailored to every patient.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with large breast and droopy breast are ideal candidates for breast reduction after failed conservative treatment. The specific type of breast reduction surgery performed depends on many factors including skin excess and final breast size desired. Dr.Rueda will guide you through the decision making process to obtain your best result.

Breast reduction surgery involves a tradeoff between obtaining an ideal size in exchange of incisions. The incisions around the areola and the lower breast fold are very well hidden and concealed. The vertical incision that is required in a lollipop or full breast reduction procedure is usually more visible. The majority of the patients are very happy with their results if their main concern is reducing their breast size, reshaping their breast, and improving their physical symptoms of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, and breast pain.

Most patients seeking breast reduction surgery are ages 18-60 years of age. However, woman of all ages can obtain a smaller breast size and improvement in back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, and breast pain.

Breast reduction surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia for patient’s comfort. This requires that the patient has a friend or family member that can drive them to and from our office where the surgery is performed.

Your breast reduction surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Yes! In fact many patients choose to have liposuction or a tummy tuck along with breast reduction surgery. It can be combined safely and with great results.

Breast reduction surgery is permanent, however, it does not stop the aging of the breast. In those patient’s whose tissue continues to stretch with age, drooping of the breast may reoccur.