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Breast Reduction Bellevue

If your breasts are too large or heavy, breast reduction surgery might be a good option. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, we can bring your breasts into proportion with the rest of the body, relieve any physical discomfort you might have, and ensure you feel comfortable in your own skin. You can trust our experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, to help you look and feel your best.

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Good Candidates for Breast Reduction

If you’re displeased with large, heavy breasts that overwhelm your frame, a breast reduction might make sense. This is particularly true if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight or your breasts cause pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, limit your movement, result in bra strap grooving, or impair your posture.

A breast reduction may also be worthwhile if your breasts are asymmetrical, disproportionate to your body frame, you experience irritation and rashes on the skin underneath your bra, or your breasts prevent you from wearing the clothing you desire.

Women, men, and teenagers of all ages are good candidates for undergoing breast reduction surgery. However, it is advised for one to be in good physical condition, at their target weight, and if you are a teenager, it is best if your breasts are fully developed. We perform breast reduction surgeries for all sizes of the breast – no matter your current cup size, we are here to help you achieve the size and shape that is right for you.

Most people decide to undergo a breast lift and Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery to address the following:

Benefits of Breast Reduction

There are several noteworthy benefits of undergoing a breast reduction. Through this procedure, you can easily participate in sports and physical activities that were once a challenge with larger or heavier breasts. You may also expand your clothing options and improve chronic discomforts, such as chronic back pain, neck pain, or bad posture. In addition, smaller breasts can relieve respiratory issues, such as shortness of breath and asthma.

for Breast Reduction

Before your breast reduction surgery, you’ll visit our office for a preoperative appointment. During this time, Dr. Kris Day will discuss your goals for the procedure, share before and after photos, and answer any questions you may have. You’ll receive any necessary medications and be told which ones to avoid a few weeks before the procedure. If you smoke, we’ll ask you to stop at least four weeks prior to the surgery and four weeks following it.

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What to Expect During a Breast Reduction

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon uses advanced surgical techniques to perform breast reduction surgery. Depending on your unique aesthetic goals, Dr. Day may make a keyhole pattern incision around the nipple and extend it down to the area where the breast meets the chest. Commonly, an anchor incision then extends the incision horizontally, where the breast meets the chest and forms an anchor shape.

All breast reductions incorporate a breast lift. During both a lift and reduction, Dr. Kris Day lifts the breast and nipple. A breast lift preserves your internal tissue because it uses your existing skin tissue to lift and enhance the breast shape, whereas a reduction removes some of that internal breast tissue. It is ideal for patients wanting smaller, higher, and more lifted breasts.

After the breast reduction is completed, you’ll notice the results right away. You can enjoy smaller, firmer breasts that provide relief from back pain, neck pain, and shoulder discomfort. You may also notice better posture, fewer stretch marks, less shoulder grooving, and improved respiratory function. Most importantly, however, you’ll feel more at peace in your own skin.

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Recovering From Breast Reduction

After your procedure, Dr. Kris Day and our team will provide you with detailed recovery instructions and schedule follow-up appointments in our Bellevue office to ensure you’re healing well. Typically, we recommend that you take it easy and manage any discomfort with pain medication. You can engage in light activity and return to regular, non-vigorous activity after a few days.

We advise that you wear a support bra without underwire and refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least two weeks. You’ll likely be ready for high-impact sports, overhead movements, and chest-specific activities at the end of the 6 week recovery period.

Since your body will absorb your stitches and they’ll dissolve on your own, we won’t need to remove them.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Breast Reduction

Yes, we do accept insurance for breast reduction surgery. We’ll be happy to help you determine whether your plan will cover this procedure.

No. Some men choose to undergo a breast reduction due to a condition called gynecomastia, which results in enlarged breasts. If you’re a male with gynecomastia, a breast reduction may improve your quality of life by eliminating unwanted breast tissue.

Many of our patients choose to pair a breast reduction with a breast lift. A breast reduction will remove excess skin and tissue, while a breast lift will lift the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance.

You can receive a breast reduction or lift and later opt for an augmentation. This may be an option if you experience significant weight loss after the reduction or want to achieve greater upper breast projection and fullness.

You are able to return to daily activity after a few days, return to work in 1-2 weeks, and can engage in light to moderate exercise after 3 weeks. Full recovery from a breast reduction surgery is generally 6 weeks.

Just like any other surgery, breast reduction comes with some risks and side effects that are important to be aware of. These include infection, swelling, bruising, pain or discomfort, and poor reactions to anesthesia.