Large and heavy breasts can sometimes create a significant burden for many women. Because of shoulder or back pain, breathing difficulties, skin irritations, and other medical complications, many women will decide to have breast reduction surgery. Dr. Connors and Dr. Hart are both experienced breast reduction surgeons in Atlanta, GA, offering various options in regards to incision placement and technique. During this surgery, excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then reshaped to a more desirable and proportionate size. Our surgeons will assess the breasts and recommend a surgical approach to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.
- Recovery Time: 2-4 Weeks
- Post-op Follow-up: 1-3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location: In & Outpatient
Breast Reduction FAQs
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results following breast reduction surgery should remain the same as long as a significant amount of weight gain does not occur. The natural aging process and gravity will, over time, change the laxity of a woman’s breast, but the size should remain steady if there is not a pregnancy or weight gain that follows.
Can My Nipples Be Resized?
One of the drawbacks to having excessively large breasts is an enlarged areola (the slightly darker area surrounding the nipple). Thankfully, breast reduction surgery corrects this. Since the incision occurs around the areola, it is a relatively simple technique to trim away the desired amount of areola and reshape it into a smaller size so it looks proportional with the new breast size and shape.
What Is The Average Reduction Size?
This varies depending on the patient’s aesthetic and physical goals. After breast reduction surgery, it is common to go down a complete cup size, if not two.