Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breast for a proportionate, symmetrical look. Many patients choose breast reduction to alleviate physical symptoms such as back, neck, or shoulder aches. However, it can also be done for cosmetic reasons. It's often combined with a breast lift, which can safely and effectively raise and re-shape your breasts to be more aesthetically pleasing. Combining the two procedures can give you long-lasting, dramatic results and improve your self-image.
A Breast Reduction Can:
- Give you smaller, firmer breasts
- Improve the nipple and areola position
- Reduce painful physical symptoms
- Improve overall body contour balance
- Provide a more symmetrical look
- Re-shape and resize the areola
How Does It Work?
At Image Surgical Arts of Nashville, we perform breast reduction and lift procedures at our state-of-the-art surgery center. Your surgery will be done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia.
Dr. Brady Harris is a highly-skilled, triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a large number of breast procedures under his belt. In fact, Dr. Harris has helped to pioneer the Image Surgical Arts Staple Shape Breast Lift. This has allowed Dr. Harris’ patients to avoid the scars often seen on the lateral and medial breasts when wearing a bikini or low cut top. He works meticulously with each patient to create a customized treatment plan for their individual needs. Your procedure may include removal of breast tissue and removal of excess skin. The nipple can also be resized and repositioned to give you a firmer, more youthful appearance.
When Can I Expect to See Results?*
Results can be seen immediately following your procedure. Breasts will appear smaller and more symmetrical instantly. It can take several weeks for swelling to fully subside. Breasts will settle into their new position over the course of about 4-months. Results are long-lasting.
Does It Hurt?*
You should feel no pain during your breast reduction surgery. As anesthesia begins to wear off, you may need medication to control any discomfort. Common side effects from your surgery may include swelling and tenderness. Although most side effects should dissipate within several days, you may feel sore for a few weeks. Full recovery can take upwards of 2-3 weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re unhappy with the large size or contour of your breasts and would like to feel more comfortable with your breasts, a breast reduction and lift combo might be right for you. An in-person consultation with Dr. Harris is the best way to determine which procedures can help you attain your ultimate goals.
The ideal candidate for any surgery is one who is in otherwise good health. Because smoking can inhibit the healing process, you’ll be asked to stop smoking for several weeks both pre and post-surgery.
Ready to learn more? Schedule your breast reduction consultation with Dr. Brady Harris at Image Surgical Arts of Nashville’s newest location serving the Nashville, TN area today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (615) 499-4224.
*Individual results may vary.