Breast Reductions in Nashville, TN
The physical strain and self-consciousness resulting from a large breast size can create very real discomfort, and even impede your sense of wellbeing. Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Unger have the surgical insight and advanced techniques to offer a full range of breast reductions that help Nashville, TN women balance their shape and feel more confident with their bodies.
For many women, there is a very real struggle with having overly large breasts that do not fit their body proportions. The issue is often overlooked, but these women experience problems that can drastically affect their quality of life. However, there is a solution that can help: breast reduction.
Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure that is highly individualized to the needs of each patient. The main focus of the procedure is to correct the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex. This area of tissue includes the nipple and areola. The procedure is designed to improve the deal with health issues associated with overly large breasts.
There are many issues that can come with having breasts that are too large or heavy. It is a condition often referred to as macromastia or gigantomastia. Women with breasts measuring over 500 grams each have macromastia. Breasts measuring larger than 1,000 grams each have gigantomastia.
Women with these conditions may experience physical pain and emotional issues that can be damaging to their self-image. These conditions are often linked to excessive sagging in the breasts, chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, impaired breathing, chafing of the skin, deep indentations due to bra straps, and a struggle to find properly fitting clothes. Women with large breasts may also struggle with physical activity. Often, women with overly large breasts experience anxiety and depression.
A breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure. It is performed by making incisions in order to remove excess tissue with an overall goal to create a more proportionate breast shape. Patients should be non-smokers who are in good health and have realistic expectations.
There are generally five main steps to the breast reduction procedure. First, the patient is medicated through general anesthesia or intravenous sedation in order to ensure the patient is comfortable. Then, the incisions are made around the nipple-areola complex. There are different types of incision techniques, such as the circular pattern, keyhole pattern, and anchor pattern.
The incision is made around the nipple, which is still connected to the nerves and to its blood supply. Underlying tissue is removed and reshaped, and the nipple may be moved to a higher position. The incisions are closed and held together with sutures and surgical adhesives.
There are a number of technical considerations, such as the amount of tissue removed and the incision shape that will be made; these are decided upon beforehand during your consultation. During this consultation, it is important to discuss your medical history, personal goals, and expectations candidly.
The general results of the procedure are clear immediately, but the final results will not be evident until recovery is complete. Swelling will fade, as will surgical marks. The surgical team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for yourself and how to avoid complications. It will be advised to have someone care for you during the first 24 hours and to avoid strenuous activities for a while.
Consult Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Unger to learn about the results you can achieve with breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Can:
- Relieve the physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Refresh and reinvigorate your appearance
- Enhance your self-image and self confidence
Planning Your Procedure
No two patients’ goals and bodies are alike, so in each consultation Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger will balance his detailed technical assessment with a thorough, personal discussion of your expectations and motivations. They firmly believe that an individual approach yields the best results, and will work with you to plan a healthy and successful procedure outcome.
Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger’s patients benefit from his extensive experience and recognized authority in a full complement of reduction techniques. His most popular approach, the short-scar reduction, can accurately reshape a wide range of breast sizes with a maximum of surgical accuracy while limiting the scarring associated with breast reductions. Nashville, TN patients can choose from surgical options including:
- Incision type: This decision largely depends on the current size and shape of your breasts, as well as the extent of reduction you desire. Dr. Maxwell will help you choose an approach that offers the best results for your physique.
- Combination approaches: Often, a greater amount of breast tissue will cause large breasts to sag sooner and more severely, especially after weight fluctuations. Dr. Maxwell is highly regarded by the plastic surgery community for his natural-looking results combining breast reduction with a breast lift procedure.
Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger implements the latest approaches to reduce necessary breast volume while enhancing resultant breast shape and minimizing unsightly breast scarring While some scarring is normal in breast reduction surgery, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger finds that the techniques allow patients’ scars to fade dramatically within a year.
Breast Reduction Surgery and Results
Breast reduction at MAXWELL AESTHETICS is performed under general or twilight anesthesia, so you are asleep or unaware of the entirety of the procedure. Both ahead of time and on the day of your procedure, Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Unger will review recovery instructions with you in order to make sure you understand how to recover safely and comfortably.
Your breast reduction surgery may be performed at MAXWELL AESTHETICS’ own facilities or at the Baptist Outpatient Surgery Center (Surgicare) a few short blocks from MAXWELL AESTHETICS, and hotels are conveniently located for out-of-town patients. Breast reduction surgery typically requires less than 2 hours to perform. Combination options and more complex cases involving tummy tuck or liposuction will require extra time, Dr. Maxwell’s surgical philosophy is to provide elegant, highly focused surgical approaches and a quick, comfortable recovery. Most of his breast reduction patients are back to their normal activities within a week, although for more extensive procedures your body may require more time to adjust.