Achieve natural-looking breasts that are better proportioned to your body.
While some women choose to increase the size of their breasts, and it may seem that in movies, on TV and even in video games, the breast size of female characters are constantly increasing. But large breasts can be a hindrance to women everywhere, and not just because it makes finding the right size tops difficult. Women and teens with large breasts in relation to their body size may experience daily discomfort from the weight of the excessive tissue and fat deposits found in the breast. Women who suffer from pain and discomfort -- usually neck, shoulder and back pain -- due to the size of their breasts often seek refuge by way of breast reduction surgery. Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center is a leader in North Central Florida for breast reduction procedures, and if you’re experiencing pain due to the size of your breasts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brad Nesmith or Dr. Richard Nesmith to discuss your options.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Gainesville, FL
The main objectives in breast reduction surgery are to remove excess tissue, skin and fat deposits while lifting the breasts depending on the amount of breast tissue. The procedure may require three incisions.
- An incision is made around the areola.
- An incision is made from the bottom of the areola and runs to the underside of the breast to the crease.
- An incision is made along the curve of the breast’s crease.
Shaping and contouring is typical for a Gainesville breast reduction in order to maintain a natural look to the breasts. This usually does not require further incisions and is completed during the procedure.
Patients with overly large breasts may want to include a lift with their breast reduction surgery. This procedure removes excess skin from pendulous breasts and allows the areolas to sit in a higher spot on the breasts. When the excess fat deposits and tissue are removed from very large breasts, the excessive skin will sag and breasts will still appear pendulous, although the weight is reduced. To correct this, the doctor removes the excess skin and contours the remaining breast tissue and fat to create a natural, beautiful breast.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction is a permanent procedure to reduce the size of the breasts and often lift the breasts so that they do not sag or droop. Reduction surgery may not be for everyone, and at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we find the best candidates for breast reduction in Gainesville, FL have:
- limited physical activity due to the size of their breasts or the weight of their breasts;
- pendulous breasts that are heavy;
- breasts that are not in proportion to the rest of their bodies;
- experienced back, neck or shoulder pain due to the weight of their breasts;
- experienced skin irritation below the breasts;
- shoulder grooving, or deep indentations on their shoulders from bra straps;
- confidence or self-esteem issues stemming from the size of their breasts.
We advise that patients who want to undergo a breast reduction should be physically healthy and should not smoke. It is also important to maintain realistic expectations based on your body size and shape as well as the appearance of scars from the plastic surgery. Patients should wait until their breasts are fully developed before elected to undergo breast surgery. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can affect the shape and size of a patient’s breasts, and breast reduction surgery may affect the ability to breastfeed.
Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center: Breast Reduction
If you’re considering breast reduction surgery in Gainesville, FL, contact Dr. Richard Nesmith or Dr. Brad Nesmith at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center. We strive to provide quality service and only the best results in breast augmentation and breast reduction surgeries. Schedule a consultation and discover how Dr. Richard Nesmith and his expert staff can help you to alleviate the pain, discomfort or embarrassment you experience from overly large breasts.