About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can create social and functional setbacks for women. Furthermore, overly large and unbalanced breasts can lead to self-image issues and overall embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Our board-certified plastic surgeons in Colorado Springs, CO, help countless women rebuild their confidence and live an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic procedure at the Institute of Plastic Surgery removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and moves them so they look natural with the new breast size. In many situations, a breast lift is included to give a more taut and youthful appearance.
If you have heavy and overly large breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to attain the body you desire. Breast reduction is a good procedure for women who have frustration and worry or cannot live a fulfilled and active life because of the size of their breasts. In addition, if you suffer from consistent skin issues as well as neck pain, breast reduction surgery can reduce many of these medical conditions. It's crucial that patients are at a healthy weight and choose an experienced surgeon who listens to their aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to create a natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Breast Reduction - I am absolutely pleased with my results. Dr. Dash and her staff made the process so easy and enjoyable. They addressed all my questions and concerns. Even though they have been through many women's reductions they still treated me with concern and caring and took the extra time to explain anything I wasn't comfortable with. I highly recommend Dr. Dash and her staff, very friendly, caring and knowledgeable group."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 02, 2018
"I am absolutely pleased with my results. Dr. Dash and her staff made the process so easy and enjoyable. They addressed all my questions and concerns. Even though they have been through many women's reductions they still treated me with concern and caring and took the extra time to explain anything I wasn't comfortable with. I highly recommend Dr. Dash and her staff, very friendly, caring and knowledgeable group."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 02, 2018
"Dr. Dash is amazing! She is super smart and funny and did a great job on my breast reduction. Everything was explained well and pain was managed great. I looked at several surgeons and liked that she doesn't use drains (and apparently I didn't need them because everything went fine without). My neck and shoulder pain are virtually gone! I can do cardio without getting a black eye ;-) Thanks Dr. Dash!"- B.V. / Google / Mar 21, 2019
"Dr Dash is experienced and skilled, and it will all be worth it - I'm writing this 18 months post breast reduction surgery. I had it when I was 54 yrs old, 5'1 and 125 lbs. My result is outstanding. My breasts are perfectly symmetrical and natural. I had zero issues with the sutures, and my scars are now nicely faint. My recovery, however, involved painful burning that was intense for 2 months. During that time, I had days where I was tearful, could barely get through work and, despite trying, I just couldn't tolerate any activity that involved carrying items or extensive arm movement. The burning slowly improved over the next 4 months, so did my activity, and by month 8, I was completely pain-free.b Dr Dash was sympathetic, and I knew I just had to do the time. I wish now I would have medicated more and not tried to tough it out. I know everyone's experience is different, but if you're thinking about a BR, please acknowledge that this is serious surgery. Plan time to rest and care for yourself in honor of her good work. Know that you may have to cope with several weeks of pain, and medicate if you're okay with it. Dr Dash is experienced and skilled, and it will all be worth it."- T. / RealSelf / Jun 29, 2019
"Absolutely, wonderful. I had a breast reduction with Dr Dash, and her team, and was blown away by how kind her and her staff are. I'm so glad I went here, and if I need anything else I will be returning."- L.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2021
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on many factors, including what incision method is used, the general technique, and, finally, the degree of reduction. The areola and nipple area repositioning will also be a factor. In some cases, liposuction can be incorporated to remove excess fat of the chest wall adjacent to the breast. During the consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with your surgeon. The topic of scars from the incision is also thoroughly examined and talked through as it is likely for some scarring to occur. Although, advanced techniques have led to a decrease in overall scarring. Based on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue is removed, and the remaining skin and tissue will be tightened.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, patients will be monitored closely in our private recovery room and then released home to begin the healing process. A draining tube may occasionally be placed near the incision area to help control swelling and bleeding. A compression bra will be provided for a few days that will improve blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so the breasts will settle and the after-surgery effects will dissipate. The majority of our patients at the Institute of Plastic Surgery say they feel more weightless, lighter, and more self-assured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new appearance. Keep in mind, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight so the outcomes are not negatively impacted.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $8,500
- Recovery Time
- 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 - 5 Days
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Our surgeons have helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit and lead a more robust life with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation at our practice, we will discuss all of the alternatives for improvement and create a customized treatment plan to fit your goals. We invite you to call our office in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.
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