Breast Reduction in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is a Breast Reduction?

Excessive breast size can lead to a diverse array of social, functional, and physical challenges faced by women. Furthermore, the burden of overly large breasts can also extend to emotional concerns, such as feelings of insecurity, embarrassment, and anxiety. Dr. Alex Mesbahi is an esteemed plastic surgeon in McLean, VA who has empowered countless women to regain their confidence and embrace an active lifestyle through the transformative power of breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic procedure at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery involves the removal of excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to meticulously reshape the breasts to a smaller and harmonious proportion. Additionally, the procedure includes adjusting the nipple size and placement to achieve a natural appearance that compliments the newly contoured breasts. In many instances, Dr. Mesbahi may employ a breast lift to further enhance the result, ensuring a firmer and healthier aesthetic. For those seeking this life-changing procedure, please don't hesitate to contact either one of our locations in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA.

What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?

Significant breast size can lead to a number of issues, including:

  • Persistent back pain and posture challenges
  • Skin irritation and recurring rashes beneath the breasts
  • Painful shoulder grooves resulting from bra straps
  • Struggling to find clothing that fits properly

A breast reduction alleviates all these issues by reducing the overall size and weight of the breasts. Beyond physical relief, this intervention has the potential to significantly enhance a woman's self-esteem and self-assurance. Patients choose to work with Mesbahi Plastic Surgery due to our extensive experience in helping diverse women achieve their unique aesthetic aspirations.

Am i a Candidate for a breast reduction?

For individuals experiencing the challenges posed by oversized, heavy breasts, breast reduction surgery represents a compelling solution to achieve their desired body proportions and enhanced quality of life. Breast reduction is particularly beneficial for women contending with persistent anxiety or constrained lifestyles due to the excessive weight of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin irritations (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can help alleviate these annoyances. Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery should maintain a healthy and stable body weight, refrain from smoking, or be willing to quit for a period of six weeks, both pre-and post-surgery.

how does breast reduction surgery work?

Breast reduction is an outpatient surgery and is skilfully conducted with the patient comfortably under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery is dependent upon several factors, including the chosen incision method, the overall reduction technique, and finally, the extent of reduction required. Additionally, the repositioning of the nipple and areola plays a significant role in the surgical plan. Typically, liposuction is also incorporated to remova excess fat and reduce breast size. During the consultation, all of these factors can be discussed with Dr. Mesbahi. The potential for scarring, a common concern, is also thoroughly examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, Dr. Mesbahi is commited to utilizing advanced surgical techniques to minimize the visibility of any scars. Depending on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision approach may be used. This strategic incision allows for the precise removal of breast tissue, followed by the careful tightening and securing of the remaining tissue and skin, resulting in a rejuvenated and harmonious breast appearance.

How long is recovery after breast reduction surgery?

Once surgery has been completed, our patients will be monitored closely in our quiet recovery room and then discharged home to heal. A thin tube for draining will most likely be inserted near the surgical site to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be worn for a few days that will boost blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. In a month or so, the breasts will settle and the post-op effects will dissipate. The vast selection of our patients at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery remark that they feel much lighter and more self-assured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can buy the clothes you could not wear before and enjoy your new contour. Remember, it is important to maintain a stable weight to preserve your results.

Breast reduction faq

Will my insurance cover breast reduction surgery?
Your health insurance may cover part of the cost of your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you are considering using your insurance, talk to our patient coordinator so we can help with your claim. You should talk to your provider to find out if your specific policy might pay for the surgery and what they need to approve it. Your insurance will most likely decide based on measurements like your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI).

Will my nipples be moved during breast reduction surgery?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin are being removed, your nipple-areola complex may need to be moved. Dr. Mesbahi will choose a technique, like the anchor incision, so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It's also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. Your options will be explained during your consultation before Dr. Mesbahi helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women may still be able to breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Mesbahi recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed before considering breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts regrow after breast reduction surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts can get smaller or bigger with significant weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight before your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you should do to ensure your results last.

Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Mesbahi has helped so many women reclaim their health for a fuller life with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mesbahi will go over all of the steps to attain your desired outcome and tailor a custom surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason to continue living with the lack of confidence or discomfort that can sometimes accompany large breasts. Please call our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

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