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Breast Reduction in Baltimore

Mammoplasty, better known as breast reduction

Breast reduction is a surgery that removes excess breast tissue from the disproportionately large breasts. This process allows Dr. Birely make the breasts smaller and lift them. The result: a more proportionate breast size that fits your body. A breast reduction also rids patients of uncomfortable back, neck, and shoulder pain from breasts that are seemingly too heavy. Breast reduction surgery is done on an outpatient basis; it is mandatory that a close friend drives you home and cares for you during initial recovery.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Women choosing breast reduction surgery may experience a multitude of undesirable symptoms. A candidate for breast reduction may experience

  • Disproportionately large breasts
  • Neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Heavy breasts with nipples and areolas pointing downward
  • One disproportionately large breast

Potential patients can experience relief from many of these symptoms. Patients may also experience more esteem with a new look. To further determine your suitability for breast reduction surgery, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Birely.

What Can I Expect from a Breast Reduction Procedure?

A consultation with Dr. Birely before your surgery can determine what techniques may be best for your desired results. Each breast reduction will be performed according to your specific needs. Although the technique will be individual to each woman’s needs, you can expect specific steps to every breast reduction procedure. First, Dr. Birely will administer either a sedative or anesthesia to perform your surgery. Once you are sleeping, an incision will be made under the breast and upwards to your nipple. Using liposuction, extra tissue will be removed from your breasts. A breast reduction procedure may take anywhere between two to five hours. Dr. Birely may reposition the nipple before inserting drainage tubes. Patients will finally have their new, lighter breasts sutured or bandaged to maintain the desired results.

As a Certified Surgeon in Baltimore, Dr. Birely Will Help You through the Recovery Process.

When your surgery is completed, there will be bandages and dressings put over the incisions. You may need to wear a supportive bra to support your new breasts. Your recovery experience will differ depending on the extent of your surgery. Some women may notice tenderness or general discomfort in their breasts. Resulting bruising or numbness may also occur during this time. Typically subsiding in a few weeks, most after effects will eventually fade. You will also be given care instructions that may include:

  • Caring for your breasts after surgery
  • Taking or applying medications
  • Looking for signs indicating infection or risks
  • Avoiding potentially harmful activities
  • Checking in with Dr. Birely for a follow up appointment

Your full results, more comfortably proportioned breasts, should fully heal within a few months. If you have any further questions about the recovery period of breast reduction surgery, be sure to ask Dr. Birely. He can answer your questions that are specific to you and your body.