Breast Reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the breasts to make them look more proportionate to the patients body. Many women experience both physical and emotional side effects due to overly large breasts.
Aside from self esteem issues, a woman may also experience physical problems such as backaches, inability to exercise or difficulty doing every day tasks.
Are You a Breast Reduction Candidate
Typically, patients over the age of 18 years of age are candidates for breast reduction surgery. It is important to discuss with your surgeon your health history. If you are over the age of 40, a recent mammogram should be done prior to surgery. In order to determine if you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery you should schedule a consultation with our Tampa Plastic Surgeon for a complete evaluation.
Consultation in Palm Harbor
When you arrive at the Fountain of Youth Institute®, you will be greeted by our warm and caring staff. During the consultation, you will have an opportunity to meet with the doctor and his staff in order to discuss your specific areas of concern and together develop a treatment plan that will provide you with your desired results.
The consultation is a great time to ask any questions about the procedure, recovery period and to address any concerns you might have.
Recovering from a Breast Reduction
You will be given specific instructions as it relates to the post operative period, but generally you can expect 24-48 hours of discomfort followed by several weeks of restricted physical activity. Pain medication is prescribed to you prior to surgery to minimize your discomfort. Many of our patients return to work within a week but strenuous physical activity is limited for a few weeks. Any concerns you have about recovery should be discussed with Dr. Harrell.