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.
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
"I thought about getting a breast reduction/lift for a few years. I've spoken with a few surgeons in Vegas, and once I met Dr Edwards I knew that he was the Dr for me. I am one week post op, and I can already tell that the results are amazing. First of all, he is a very experienced surgeon who puts patient safety first. His skills are amazing. Just look at his before/after pics. He simply does beautiful work, and I am beyond happy that I chose Dr Edwards. His Nurse Jacqueline and his scrub tech Cathy and the team at the Specialty Surgery Center were also excellent. Dr Edwards told me that this surgery would be life changing, and he was right. My only regret was that I didn't do it sooner."- J.R. / Yelp / Nov 28, 2017
"Dr. Higgins changed my grandaughters life! Absolute artist. Took her from a g plus to a Perky D. Had her laughing and calmed her down before surgery as he drew on her breasts and explained everything in detail that was going to happen. She went from an xl to a medium. Now she can jog and do yoga. Really perfect breasts!!! What a great exoerience. We will be back!!!!!"- M.G. / Google / Sep 28, 2015
"I thought about getting a breast reduction/lift for a few years. I’ve spoken with a few surgeons in Vegas, and once I met Dr Edwards I knew that he was the Dr for me. I am one week post op, and I can already tell that the results are amazing. First of all, he is a very experienced surgeon who puts patient safety first. His skills are amazing. Just look at his before/after pics. He simply does beautiful work, and I am beyond happy that I chose Dr Edwards. His Nurse Jacqueline and his scrub tech Cathy and the team at the Specialty Surgery Center were also excellent. Dr Edwards told me that this surgery would be life changing, and he was right. My only regret was that I didn’t do it sooner."- J.R. / Yelp / Nov 28, 2017
"Breast reduction 2004 Las Vegas, NV - Dr Edwards performed a breast reduction/lift on me almost ten years ago. My breasts look amazing. I went from wearing frumpy clothing and refusing to take my shirt of during intimacy to a confident young woman. I am patient number 17 on his site if you would like to look at my before and afters. I did do implants one year later as I did not feel full enough up top (what can I say i was 25 living in Las Vegas). They were also amazing! Having a breast reduction was the best thing I ever did for myself. Implants is something to think long and hard about as I do regret that as I am aging and they need to be redone. That is of course of no fault of Dr Edwards. He staff is so friendly, my recovery was a breeze, and he is incredibly down to earth. His office was also beautiful but looks as they have moved. I am sure it is lovely."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2014
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?
Your health insurance might cover part of the cost of breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, talk to our team so we can help you with your claim. 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.