Attain a More Proportionate Bust Line
Breast reduction performed at our Milwaukee-area practice can help you achieve a bust size better suited to your frame.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, removes fat, excess tissue and skin to minimize extremely big or pendulous breasts. Overly large breasts can cause a number of physical and psychological problems including back, neck and shoulder pain; skin irritation beneath your breasts; grooving of the shoulders from your bra straps; and restriction of physical activity. This procedure can help women attain more proportional figures and free them from the discomfort of big, awkward and weighty breasts. To learn how you can benefit from breast reduction, contact our Milwaukee-area practice serving Pewaukee, Waukesha, and Brookfield.
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
At Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery, Dr. McCall works closely with her reduction mammoplasty patients to find the most appropriate method for their bodies. She normally gets the best results by using the limited scar, vertical reduction technique. Limited scar breast reductions, also known as vertical reductions or lollipop scar reductions, leave less than half the amount of skin scarring of a standard breast reduction. Breast projection remains good after this operation, so you don’t appear flat, as with standard techniques. During the reduction surgery, Dr. McCall will probably use liposuction to smooth some of the surrounding areas, particularly underneath your armpit. This is often the most painful part of the procedure, but provides a much better end result.
While a limited scar breast reduction works for most women, the technique isn’t appropriate for everyone, so there are other incision options, if needed. When you meet with Dr. McCall at her Pewaukee office for a breast reduction consultation, she will discuss the different techniques in full. Her compassion and expert advice have helped breast reduction patients from Pewaukee, Milwaukee, Waukesha and other regions in Wisconsin.
What are Pewaukee Breast Reduction Costs?
Every surgery features nuances that make it unique. As a result, prices typically differ from individual to individual. If you would like to know what Pewaukee breast reduction prices might be for you, then please schedule a time to speak with Dr. McCall and her staff.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
The professionals at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery work with various women from throughout Wisconsin. Patients who come into our Pewaukee office for breast reduction usually have at least one of the following concerns:
- pendulous, sagging breasts
- body that is too thin for breast size
- excessively large breasts
- excessively dense breast tissue
Pewaukee Breast Reduction Before and After Pictures
A reduction mammoplasty can result in significant changes to your body, so it's a good idea to gather as much information about the procedure as you can. To see examples of other women who have undergone the surgery, take a look at some Pewaukee breast reduction before and after pictures.
What is the Recovery Process for Breast Reduction?
Dr. McCall uses all-absorbable sutures, so you won’t have to have any stitches removed. Sometimes your body will spit one of these sutures out instead of dissolving it. It will feel like a whisker and is easily removed in our office. It is common to experience swelling and possibly some bruising.
It is recommended that you not smoke for at least two weeks before surgery and refrain from smoking for one month afterwards. Dr. McCall advises that her breast reduction patients stay active. Some exercise before the operation will improve your body’s condition and can make your surgical experience a little easier. After your breast reduction, exercise will make you feel better and help you to have a better-looking body. However, once the surgery is complete, any activities that involve bouncing should be avoided for four months.
Many patients will lose weight after their surgery. Dr. McCall recommends that you refrain from eating or drinking empty-calorie items (candy, soda and junk food) before the procedure. You may lose a few pounds prior to surgery by watching your diet and getting some exercise. You should wait four to six weeks after breast reduction, or until your wounds have healed, before starting any serious dieting.
After surgery your breasts will be very high, but will settle with time. The scar is initially gathered like the waistband of a skirt, but will become flat and straight with time. The lowest portion of the scar is usually the last to flatten out, and in some cases this area may require a small revision if it hasn’t settled after a year.
The scars are not visible under clothing, including many low-cut tops and also many types of swimsuits. Breastfeeding may be possible using some surgical techniques, but can never be guaranteed. Very large breasts may require the nipple to be relocated as a skin graft, which leaves it without feeling.
Most women are extremely satisfied after breast reduction surgery. Back pain that is caused by breast weight will often diminish or disappear.
When it comes to breast reduction, there are many factors to consider. The staff at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery works hard to make sure you have all of the details you need to make an informed decision. We invite patients from across the region, including residents of Pewaukee, Milwaukee and Waukesha, to schedule a breast reduction consultation today. You can trust that we will make your comfort, safety and satisfaction our main priorities throughout your breast reduction process.