Eugene, Oregon Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
You may be a candidate for breast reduction if you have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra strap indentations and chafing under the breasts. You may also desire Breast Reduction if you have excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self confidence. If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise, Breast Reduction may be helpful to the patient.
Breast Reduction is intended to give the patient a more attractive contour and smaller breast size as well as freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts. Improved self image may also be a result of Breast Reduction.
Breast Reduction is done under general anesthesia in the hospital. Dr. Movassaghi performs surgery at McKenzie Surgery Center or Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. Incisions vary from patient to patient but are usually periareolar with a vertical extension. The nipple areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location; excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed.
“Dr Movassaghi & Staff—I just thought I need to thank you all! Every one of you have been so kind, friendly, helpful, professional and caring. I am so pleased to have been referred to you, and I am already delighted with the results of my breast reduction. I will certainly recommend you highly!!”
—Breast Reduction patient CM
Breast Reduction incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6 to 12 months. Surgery will probably reduce and possibly eliminate, the ability to breast feed.
An additional procedure that would enhance the result is liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits.
Breast Reduction is not always covered by insurance; in many instances, it is considered cosmetic. Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre-authorization. The specific risks and the suitability of Breast Reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.