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Breast Reduction in Lafayette, LA

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Lafayette Breast Reduction at McGee Plastic Surgery

Do overly large breasts cause you discomfort or limit the activities you’re able to enjoy? If you have ever considered breast reduction Lafayette's knowledgeable professionals at McGee Plastic Surgery are here to help. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine McGee, MD, FACS, along with her experienced and caring staff, can help you explore your options for this procedure. Read on to learn more, or schedule your Lafayette breast reduction consultation with Dr. McGee today.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) is a procedure to reduce and reshape excessively large breasts. It is often sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort or emotional distress related to the size and weight of their breasts. The procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast size.

Often, a breast lift is incorporated into the breast reduction procedure to create smaller, lifted, and firmer breasts.

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What are the benefits of Breast Reduction?

The benefits of a breast reduction can be transformative in many areas of life. Breast reduction alleviates back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as skin irritation under the breasts and the discomfort of bra straps digging into your shoulders. It can help you achieve better posture and facilitate greater engagement in physical activities. Breast reduction patients may also find they enjoy a more extensive choice of clothing styles. On a psychological level, this surgery can enhance self-esteem and body image, helping you feel more comfortable in your body and more confident engaging in activities you love.

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Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Ready to explore your options for achieving greater comfort and confidence? Schedule your Lafayette breast reduction consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Catherine McGee, MD, FACS today to have your questions answered. Dr. McGee spends time getting to know you, understanding your goals, and listening to your concerns in order to provide recommendations, personalized treatment plans, and surgical care completely individualized to your needs. Our practice is passionately devoted to helping patients from Lafayette and beyond transform their goals into reality.

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Your Breast Reduction Procedure

Lafayette Breast reduction surgery is typically conducted under general anesthesia. The surgeon begins by making incisions, which can follow various patterns depending on the desired outcome and the amount of reduction needed. Incision options include the anchor-shaped (Wise pattern), vertical (lollipop), or periareolar (around the areola). Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are carefully removed to reshape the breasts into a more proportionate size and contour. Nipple and areola repositioning and reduction is typically part of the procedure. The incisions are then closed using advanced techniques to keep scarring to a minimum.

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Breast Reduction Recovery and Aftercare

Following all aftercare guidelines is crucial to ensuring excellent results from your procedure and minimizing the risk of complications. Patients typically return home the same day as surgery with a friend or family member to drive them. Early on, it is normal to have swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the treatment area, which are usually well managed with medication. It will be recommended that you wear a supportive surgical bra to minimize swelling and support healing. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for six weeks, with most patients able to return to light activities within a week or two. We will provide specific guidelines for activity restrictions. Dr. McGee will check your progress regularly and is always available to answer any questions and ensure you have a successful recovery for optimal results.

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Breast Reduction Results

Life after breast reduction surgery can include many positive changes. Patients report enjoying a more balanced silhouette, greater physical comfort, and boosted self-esteem. Symptoms like back pain and skin irritation may be greatly reduced or eliminated. Most people find it easier to exercise and participate in activities they enjoy without physical discomfort or the self-consciousness some individuals with large breasts experience. A smaller breast size may also enable patients to comfortably wear a wider range of styles. While each patient's experience is unique, breast reduction surgery tends to have a high satisfaction rate, providing relief from both physical and emotional burdens and enhancing overall quality of life. In fact, after surgery, patients’ number one comment is that they should have had the procedure sooner.

Breast ReductionFrequently Asked Questions

Breastfeeding after breast reduction is possible, but it can be more challenging compared to women who haven't undergone the surgery. The ability to breastfeed may depend on factors like the surgical technique used, the extent of tissue and duct removal, and the individual's anatomy. If the surgery involves preserving the milk ducts and maintaining adequate blood supply to the nipples and areolas, there is a higher chance of being able to breastfeed.

It's essential to discuss your desire to breastfeed with your surgeon before the procedure so that they can use techniques that maximize your chances. However, there are no guarantees of successful breastfeeding after breast reduction. Some women may experience reduced milk production, while others may not be able to breastfeed at all.

Insurance coverage for breast reduction varies depending on several factors, including your insurance provider, the specific terms of your policy, and the medical necessity of the procedure. In many cases, breast reduction may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary to reduce physical symptoms and discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Our office staff can help you navigate the process of working with your insurance company to submit a claim for any applicable coverage.

Schedule your Lafayette Plastic Surgery consultation with Catherine McGee, MD, FACS. We are passionate about providing life-changing results through carefully customized treatment. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Catherine McGee, MD, FACS for an exceptionally empathetic, precise, and fulfilling treatment experience in Lafayette.

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