Breast Reduction Surgery in Atlanta, GA
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can bring your breasts into better balance with the proportions of your body. It can also relieve chronic back and neck aches, chafing, and other discomforts related to large breasts and free you to engage in a wider range of physical activity.
Mark Crispin, MD, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs breast reduction surgery in Atlanta to help free women from pain and discomfort associated with large breasts and give them greater pride in their bodies. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautifully natural-looking results for his patients. He and his staff run a warm and welcoming practice where patients are listened to and valued for who they are.
To learn more about breast reduction surgery with Dr. Crispin, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation in Atlanta.
Why You Might Consider Breast Reduction with One of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Atlanta
The size and shape of your breasts can affect your feelings about your body and your sense of self-esteem. Breast reduction can:
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Dr. Crispin can tell you if you are a good candidate for breast reduction as part of your consultation with him. You may be a good candidate if you:
If you smoke, you must be able to quit for several weeks before and after your surgery.
Planning Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Planning for your breast reduction starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals for the procedure, perform an examination, and answer all the questions you may have. Based on his observations and your wishes, he will recommend the surgical approach that will give you optimal results in the safest way. He will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect throughout the process. Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to create natural-looking results that are in harmony with the patient’s features, taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and holds the lowest risk.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Breast reduction surgery is performed using general anesthesia. The specific approach and technique will depend on the size of your breasts and the changes to be made. In some cases, the only incisions are around the areola’s outer edge. In other cases, additional incisions are made in a vertical line from the lower edge of the areola and along the curve of the crease below the breast in the shape of an anchor.
Through these incisions, Dr. Crispin will remove excess tissue to reduce the volume and weight of your breasts. Once sufficient tissue has been removed, he will lift and shape the remaining tissue and restore your nipple to a higher, more appealing position.
When the anesthesia has worn off, and you are fully alert, you will be released to go home. You should arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night.
What to Expect After Your Breast Reduction Surgery
After your breast reduction procedure, you’ll need to rest at home for a few days. You may initially feel discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. You may also experience some swelling and bruising, gradually resolving as your breasts heal. Wearing a supportive bra helps to reduce both discomfort and swelling.
Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions on:
Most patients can return to work 5 to 7 days after their surgery. You might need more time off if your job requires heavy lifting. You can resume low-impact aerobic exercise about 2 weeks after surgery and more vigorous physical activity in 4 to 6 weeks.
Schedule Your Atlanta Breast Reduction Consultation
Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery by calling (404) 257-0064 or by completing our online form to schedule a consultation for breast reduction with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, surgical expertise, and beautifully natural-looking results.
Atlanta Breast Reduction - FAQs
The cost of any procedure depends on the time needed for surgery. This varies from patient to patient. A formal quote will be provided to the patient at the consultation. Dr. Crispin’s breast reduction technique is not covered under insurance.
A breast lift raises and reshapes the breasts without removing glandular tissue and fat from the breast. A breast reduction raises and reshapes the breasts and also removes fat and glandular tissue to reduce the size and weight of the breasts.
Breasts can be reduced no matter what size you are.
It is best to be at the weight you can maintain. If you lose significant weight after your breast reduction near Alpharetta, GA, it can alter your results.
Yes, your weight should be stable. If you plan on losing weight, it is better to do so before surgery.
Breast reduction can reduce breast size significantly. In your consultation with Dr. Crispin, he will explain possible changes. Together, you will determine the breast size that best suits your body’s proportions, allowing you to live with greater comfort and confidence.
This is rare however, a breast reduction removes a portion of glandular tissue (as well as fatty tissue and skin), but the remaining glandular tissue can enlarge after surgery due to weight gain, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Most women can breastfeed after breast reduction, though this can depend on the surgical technique used to reposition the nipples. If this concerns you, be sure to discuss it in your consultation with Dr. Crispin.
Breast reductions do leave scars at the incision locations. While scars are permanent, they will become much less noticeable in time. We use the latest suturing techniques to make scars as invisible as possible.