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Breast Reduction in Colorado Springs, CO

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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.

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Average Cost  
From $8,500
Recovery Time  
6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 - 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 - 5 Days
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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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