Women with excessively large breasts that are too large in proportion to their body frame can greatly benefit from breast reduction. This procedure improves the size and shape of overly large breasts while helping women feel more comfortable. In fact, many women who have breast reduction remark that they wish they had the procedure sooner.
Please contact us online or call 575-521-7111 to schedule a visit to our cosmetic surgery office in Las Cruces, serving El Paso and all of Southern New Mexico. Dr. Martin and his staff are committed to helping you achieve an enhanced look and increased comfort through breast reduction.
More about Breast Reduction
The condition of oversized breasts is known as breast hypertrophy. This condition may develop at any time: at puberty, during teenage growth years or after childbirth. The condition can cause problems such as back pain, bra strap pain and irritation of the skin under the breasts. It can also make women feel self-conscious about how they look and make it harder to find clothes that fit right. Breast reduction surgery can address these problems and improve the appearance of the breasts.
A breast reduction can have many benefits for women with large breasts. It can help to:
- Provide Better Proportions
- Increase Comfort During Activities
- Help You Feel More Confident
What If My Breasts Are Large and Sagging?
A breast reduction can not only shrink the size of the breasts, but also elevate them by combining a breast lift. At your consultation, Dr. Martin can discuss with you the method he feels will deliver the most attractive breast appearance after surgery.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
Prices for this procedure vary depending on your individual needs. Cost is certainly one factor to consider when thinking about breast reduction, but also keep in mind that the skill of your surgeon can greatly influence the quality of your results.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
General anesthesia is administered so that you can sleep comfortably through the breast reduction procedure. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia and monitor you throughout surgery.
Scot A Martin, MD
BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Martin is devoted to providing
outstanding patient care along with
highly personalized results.
Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?
Dr. Martin only performs this procedure on a cosmetic basis only as we are not contracted with any insurance providers.
Breast Reduction FAQs
How can I find the best plastic surgeon for breast reduction near me?
Breast reduction is a common plastic surgery procedure, so chances are good that there are many doctors near you offering it. However, not all of them will be the best. Start by narrowing your search to those who are board-certified plastic surgeons and seem to have significant experience in breast reduction procedures.
If you have more than three on your list at this point, select the three that stand out to you and schedule consultations. Select the plastic surgeon who makes you feel the most comfortable and empowered.
Does getting a breast reduction hurt?
General anesthesia is used during breast reduction surgery, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during your procedure. However, you may experience some discomfort during your recovery period.
We do everything we can to minimize this through surgical techniques and recovery advice. You may also be prescribed pain medication to help you manage.
How will a breast reduction impact nipple sensation?
If the nipple must be repositioned as part of the reduction, it may feel numb for a while. Once the nerves heal, sensation should return. We take every possible measure to allow the breasts to return to their full function after healing is complete.
Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction?
If possible, we will preserve the lactating functions. However, depending on the scope of the reduction, this may not be possible. In general, it is best to get a reduction once finished having children.
Can I combine my breast reduction with other procedures?
Yes. In fact, it is very common to do so. Many women who need to reduce breast size also have sagging, and so they choose to have a breast lift with their reduction. If they are unhappy with not just size, but shape, implants could be used. It could also be part of a combination procedure such as a mommy makeover.
How long will breast reduction recovery be?
Your recovery time will depend on a variety of factors such as invasiveness of the procedure, whether you’ve combined it with other procedures, and your body’s own ability to heal.
You may need to take 2 to 3 weeks off from work and coordinate help around the house during this time. Stitches should come out in about 5to 10 days. Residual swelling may last several months.
What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?
All surgeries come with risks. With that said, breast reduction is relatively safe. The biggest risks come from infections, allergic reactions and excessive bleeding. We will discuss your health history during the planning period and will also explain the signs to look for that indicate there could be a problem post-surgery.
How can I prepare for a breast reduction?
When we schedule your procedure, we will explain everything you need to do in advance. This will include things like:
- Stopping smoking for at least 4 weeks prior to surgery
- Avoiding alcohol in the week leading up to the procedure
- Skipping agents that thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
- Focusing on realistic expectations for the results of your procedure
Of course, if you have any questions in the lead-up to the surgery, feel free to contact us.