Breast Reduction in St. Louis, MO
Parkcrest Plastic Surgery and its team of board-certified physicians welcome breast reduction patients from throughout the region, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Our vast experience and warm demeanor set us apart, making our office the best choice for breast reductions in St. Louis.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, reduces the size of large breasts for medical or cosmetic reasons. The goal is to ease a woman’s self-consciousness and physical discomfort while giving her a more attractive contour with breasts that are in proportion with her body.
Various medical problems are associated with very large breasts. These include back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. Large, heavy breasts also contribute to poor posture and can interfere with activities such as exercise or swimming.
Parkcrest Plastic Surgery has helped hundreds of women in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Chesterfield with their breast reduction procedures. We have years of experience serving the St. Louis area, so we know how important high-quality plastic surgery is to our patients. We believe the best patient is a well-informed patient, so we provide you with procedure details, breast reduction before and after photos, and typical breast reduction prices. Breast reduction is commonly covered by insurance. The staff at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will assist you in obtaining preauthorization.
The doctors and staff strive to be professional and efficient while providing a warm caring atmosphere in the office. If you are considering a breast reduction in St. Louis, then please book a consultation today with Parkcrest Plastic Surgery.
What Is a Breast Reduction Procedure?
Breast reduction is done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay. The surgery removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. During a breast reduction procedure, you can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
The procedure starts with incisions made around the pigmented nipple-areolar complex and extending vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location. After the breast reduction procedure, your surgeon will then cover the incisions with a light dressing.
The result of the breast reduction operation may be further enhanced by liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.
When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, breast reduction procedures are quite safe. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there is always a possibility of complications. During your evaluation, the physicians at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will make sure you are aware of any potential problems. You can reduce your risks by closely following your physician’s advice both before and after breast reduction surgery.
What Does Breast Reduction Recovery Entail?
After your breast reduction, you will be placed in a surgical bra that will support your breasts during initial healing. You will feel tender, stiff, and sore for a few days, but the discomfort can be controlled with oral medications. There will be swelling and, depending on the patient, some bruising. The procedure may reduce feeling in the nipple as well as eliminate the ability to breastfeed.
Most breast reduction patients will be back to work within three weeks. You will notice some immediate results of the surgery and see continued improvement for about six to 12 months. Your scar will usually fade in six to 18 months.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, Dr. Melvin Maclin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your breast reduction consultation!4:05 pm