About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can create social and functional challenges for women. In addition, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-image issues and overall embarrassment, as well as physical pain. Our team of specialists in Las Vegas, NV have helped countless women rebuild their confidence and feel more comfortable through a cosmetic breast reduction. This plastic surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to recontour the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. Breast reduction surgery also reconstructs the size of the nipples/areolas and repositions them so they appear normal with the new size. In most cases, a breast lift is implemented to provide a more taut and youthful appearance.
Benefits Of Breast Reduction
A personalized breast reduction procedure designed by our team of specialists can transform both your look and your quality of life with benefits including:
- Lifting and repositioning breasts
- Reducing nipple size
- Improving comfort
- Increasing mobility and movement
- Reducing neck and back pain
- Making exercise and physical activity easier
- Harmonizing body proportions
- Improving posture
- Improving sleep
If you suffer from oversized breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the silhouette you desire. This surgery is helpful for women who experience constant worry or find it difficult to lead a fulfilled and active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also have consistent skin irritations (as well as neck pain), breast reduction surgery can greatly diminish these annoyances. Our highly trained and experienced team will listen to your concerns to develop a custom treatment that aligns with your goals.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Edwards and his staff are nothing short of AMAZING!! Every single person I was in contact with in the office has been kind, geniune, caring, accomodating, and compassionate. I've never seen or experienced a doctors office to this level of genuine care and concern for their patients. My case was serious and I had major concerns. From the moment Dr. Edwards walked in the room I knew I was in amazing hands. He really listened to my concerns and was so thorough in explaining everything. He's a true Master of his craft and has incredible bedside manner. I'm so grateful I found him and his team!! Dr. Edwards is not only an execeptional Doctor but he's also an exceptional human being. If you're looking for a breast augmentation Doctor,don't waste your time looking anywhere else because Dr. Edwards is as best as they come."- L.D. / Google / Sep 06, 2022
"Dr. Edwards and staff, A long-awaited review. Dr. Edwards performed my Replacement Breast Augmentation with a lift, and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to listen to my needs and wants, we discussed it several times during my journey. During my post opp, when Dr. Edwards was discussing the surgery outcome, he covered things we spoke about in our earlier appointments; it confirmed he cared and listened to my needs and wants. This was my third breast surgery (First by Dr. Edwards) and is the best-looking BY FAR! Dr. Edwards exceeded my expeditions and IS my go-to Doctor moving forward. Sincerely Thank You, Jennifer M."- J.M. / Google / Oct 01, 2022
"The staff from the minute you walk through the front desk all the way to the surgeon ( Dr Edwards) and his team were genuine and provided top-notch customer service. I was treated with care and couldn’t be happier with the results of my breast augmentation revision. Do yourself a favor and don’t go anywhere else."- M.D. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
"The minute I stepped into the office for my consultation, I noticed right away how nice and clean the lobby is and the front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Upon meeting Dr. Higgins, I knew this was the place to get my breast augmentation. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, positive and I felt very safe. I was prepped very well and loved the extra care they give their patients with a vitamin regiment. On the day of surgery, all the nurses and Dr. Higgins were extremely positive, uplifting and friendly and calmed all my nerves. I've never felt more comfortable going under the knife! Dr. Higgins called the night of for a check-up and all post-op appointments with Dr. Higgins and the rest of his staff have been a positive experience. They even were able to work with my schedule since we live 2.5 hours away. Highly recommend going to Plastic Surgery Vegas and to see Dr. Higgins for any cosmetic surgery you may be wanting!"- B.F. / Google / Dec 17, 2022
"I previously had breast augmentation surgery done 10 years ago with Dr Edwards and loved him so much that I went back to him to get a revision. I have had 7 kids and exclusively breastfed every one of them( literally no bottles- I know I was crazy! ) With time and age I knew I wanted a lift and to see Dr Edwards again to go over all my questions and to schedule my surgery. He performed my breast lift and implants in February 2023. I can’t say enough great things about him. He is professional, informative, caring, genuine, settles any nervousness you have, always has a smile on his face, respectful, comforting, knowledgeable, patient and very detailed. I knew I wanted to return to him because he made me feel safe and his work is AMAZING! If you’re considering surgery you need to go see Dr. Edwards. He will exceed your expectations! I just love him and I love the work he has done. I am so beyond happy! I can’t thank him enough! I just love him!"- P.M. / Google / Mar 11, 2023
breast reduction Technique
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment and is conducted with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery is dependent upon a few factors, including the complexity of the incision, the overall reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is another factor. Typically, liposuction is required for fat removal to reduce breast size. During the private consultation, all of these factors are addressed with our team. The topic of scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, advanced methods have led to a decrease in the visibility of scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an inverted-T or a vertical incision will be used. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding skin and tissue will be pulled and lifted.
after your surgery
Once surgery has been completed, you will be observed closely in our quiet recovery area and then sent home to heal. A draining tube is usually inserted near the incision area to assist with bleeding and swelling. A medical sports bra will be put in place for a few days that will increase blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will settle and the post-surgery effects will diminish. The majority of our patients at Plastic Surgery Vegas remark they feel much lighter and more reassured after their procedure. Following breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and enjoy your new shape. Keep in mind, it is important to stay at a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not negatively impacted.
breast reduction faqs
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
While our office does not accept any insurance, our staff can provide you with a copy of your operative note after surgery. You should also talk to your insurance company to find out if your specific policy might cover the surgery and the information they need to approve it. Your insurance might need measurements, like your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area.
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be shifted up to a higher position on the breast during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola area may need to be moved. Our surgical team will choose a technique, like the anchor incision, so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. All of these options will be explained during your consultation so we can help you decide on the best treatment plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It's difficult to predict whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, we suggest that patients wait to have the surgery until they have completed growing their family or to understand that they may not be able to breastfeed after having breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts redevelop after surgery?
After reduction surgery, your breasts can get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, we will talk to you about the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you can do afterward to ensure that your results last.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Our cosmetic team has helped countless women reclaim their body, mind, and spirit for a more active life with breast reduction surgery. During your first visit to Plastic Surgery Vegas, we will talk you through all of the steps to attain your desired outcome and create a custom treatment plan that fits your goals. There is no need to continue simply accepting the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany large breasts. We invite you to call our practice in Las Vegas, NV to understand more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.