What is a breast reduction?

The technical term for a breast reduction is a reduction mammoplasty. A reduction mammoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that may reduce the size, weight, and shape of a patient's breasts in order to restore a balance. Your plastic surgeon will remove excess breast tissue, fat, and stretched skin to reveal firmer, lighter, higher, and symmetrical breasts. Your aerolas may also be reduced in order to restore symmetry. Many women often undergo a breast reduction due to back pain, shoulder pain, difficulty exercising, etc. However, some women simply wish to achieve a smaller chest that is firmer, lifted, and more youthful. Choose a Breast Reduction in Orlando, FL.


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Dr. Z believes that patients should be fully informed about the procedure they are considering. Rather than hearing trusting friends or reading online, you can listen to a qualified, skilled plastic surgeon explain the Breast Reduction procedure, techniques, and recovery time. Listen to HZ Plastic Surgery's chief plastic surgeon explain everything you need to know about Breast Reduction in Orlando and Breast Lift surgery as they are similar procedures.

Who is a good candidate?

Plastic surgery should always be a personal decision that is not influenced by the opinions of others. Patients must always be in good health to be considered for this procedure. Women often decide to get a breast reduction for various reasons. If you identify with any of the following, you may be a good candidate for this procedure:

  • Feelings of unhappiness due to having large breasts
  • Back/shoulder pain caused by the weight of breasts
  • Discomfort while working out
  • Discomfort while wearing sports bras, swimsuits, etc.
  • Shoulder indentations due to bra straps digging into skin
  • Skin irritation underneath breast crease

How long is recovery?

After undergoing surgery, you will be taken to a room where our plastic surgery will supervise you. Once you've received our professional clearance, you will be sent home to begin your recovery process. It's standard for patients to have to wear a surgical bra for multiple days following the surgery which will be replaced by wearing a sports bra for multiple weeks.

You may experience bruising, soreness, and swelling in the following days after of surgery. However, this will subside with time. During your first week of recovery, you can walk/move around and engage in light activities. It is imperative to your recovery to steer clear of any strenuous activities during the next few weeks, especially anything involving lifting. Your full range of motion should return about 4-6 weeks after surgery. Keep in mind, every patient's recovery is different--speak with your plastic surgeon to ensure your recovery process is fit for YOU. 

Are there different types of Breast Reductions?

There are different techniques that your plastic surgeon can utilize based on your breast size, ideal reduction size, and your personal goals. It's important to discuss with your plastic surgeon which of these techniques will leave scars. Here are the different techniques that are used for a mammoplasty:

  1. A circular incision around the aerola.
  2. A circular incision around the areola combined with a vertical incision underneath the aerola to your breast crease.
  3. An inverted T shape also known as an anchor-shaped incision.

Can I finance this procedure?

If you're interested in financing a Breast Reduction in Orlando, then you're in luck. We have partnered with United Medical Credit to ensure that all of our patients can get the procedure they want, with payments they can afford! Click here to submit your application today!

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