About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can create social, functional, and physical setbacks for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, as well as joint pain. Dr. Michael J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Ashburn, VA who continues to help countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue, to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. In most situations, a breast lift can be implemented to produce a more taut and younger-looking appearance.
If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the body you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience frustration and worry or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with consistent skin issues (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can eliminate these medical conditions. It is crucial patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon, like Dr. Brown, who listens to their desired outcome and has the aptitude to create a pleasing and natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had a wonderful experience getting my breast implants swapped out after almost 10 years. I was nervous about the decision to go larger but I really love the final result. Dr. Brown is professional, kind and caring, and has beautiful staff who are always eager to help."- S.A. / Office Visit / Mar 16, 2023
"Dr. Brown had excellent reviews online so I knew I had to schedule an appointment to meet with him. I'm so glad I discovered him- he ended up doing my breast augmentation and he did an amazing job. I appreciate the time he and his nurses took with me whenever I had an appointment. All of the staff I've interacted with have been very friendly, helpful, professional, kind and always willing to answer my questions."- M.C. / Office Visit / Mar 21, 2023
"I am so happy I chose Dr. Brown to do my breast augmentation and lift. My results look AMAZING!!"- C.F. / Office Visit / Apr 13, 2023
"After having a breast reduction and lift with another surgeon in the past, I was unhappy with my results. I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Brown after seeing his youtube videos and right away, I knew that I could trust him and that I would be happy with the end result. I can now finally say that I love how my breasts look, thanks to Dr. Brown!!"- A.B. / Office Visit / Apr 11, 2023
"So happy with my experience and thrilled with my results! Choosing Dr. Brown as my surgeon was absolutely the right choice!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 16, 2023
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient procedure and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is incorporated for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. During a private consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Brown. The potential for scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scarring. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A small, tube-like draining device is usually inserted near the incision area to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-surgery effects will dissipate. The vast selection of our patients at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery say they feel more weightless, lighter, and more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic about your new appearance. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not affected in a negative way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Brown in your consultation. When he has created your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easier to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it is considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Brown so he can help with your claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola area may be cut out and moved. Dr. Brown will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It is also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation before Dr. Brown helps you choose the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It is difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Brown suggests that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, Dr. Brown will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.
Plan Your Procedure
- Return to Work
- 3 Days
- Surgery Time
- 3 - 4.5 Hours
- Follow Ups
- 5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Brown has helped many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During a consultation at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown will go over all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There is no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. Please contact our office in Ashburn, VA to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.