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 just have to rave about Dr Brown and his amazing staff. After previously having surgery with another commendable surgeon in the area I was no completely hapoy wi th the results. So after a year of contemplating what I should do I was advised to see Dr. Brown. I was need of a breast augmentation revision. Coming from the medical field as a surgical technologist and seeing many different surgical techniques I was astonished at how well Dr. Brown performed. After my initial consultation I actually had hope that he would be able to fix me. On the date of my surgery I walked in to nothing but smiking faces. I thought I was at a spa and not an operating room. Before I knew it I was out of the OR and on my way home. I can not tell you how thrilled with my results. Dr. Brown is truely my hero and will always be the first person I see for any procedure."- L.C. / Yelp / Oct 08, 2013
"Five Stars - Dr. Brown and his staff are extraordinarily professional and knowledgeable regarding the services they offer. I met with Dr. Brown to discuss breast augmentation and I was so happy with the professionalism and reassurance I received from both the staff and Dr. Brown. Leaving my first consultation, I felt so comfortable that I decided this would be the surgeon to perform my surgery. In the weeks leading up to my surgery, I was naturally nervous, but I spoke regularly with Amanda Kubin and she eased all of my worries and helped all of the pre-op processes run smoothly. The day of my surgery, Northern Virginia experienced a massive snow storm, but it did not deter any plans that were set for surgery. The actual surgery went without a hitch and I was on my way home in about an hour and a half. Fast forward to now, six months post-op: I can not thank Dr. Brown and his staff enough... I absolutely LOVE the results. They far exceeded my expectations and I am so happy with my decision. I have recommended the unbelievably talented Dr. Brown to many friends and will consider him for any and all future opportunities."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 24, 2015
"Breast Augmentation - From the moment I found him on the internet to meeting him and his office, I knew I found the right doctor for me. The initial phone call person was very nice and informative and made me feel comfortable. His nurse started the consultation and she was very sweet and new alot about the breast implants. Then I met Dr Brown. He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease with this big decision. His examination was very thorough and made sure I understood what my expectations should be. I signed up and they do the surgery in the office. That was great because I already knew almost everybody and that was very nice and private. My results are amazing and I already sent a friend. So if you are like me and do research, you should go visit Dr Brown"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 13, 2013
"Breast Augmentation - Had a great experience there for my breast augmentation. Highly recommend. The staff was very friendly. Dr Brown was very warm and relaxed and put me so at ease. Having the surgery room there was also great. I knew everyone. I had my surgery about a month ago and I love it! :) One of my friends saw my result and they are seeing him next week."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 30, 2015
"My Breast Augmentation Experience-EXCELLENT - I had a breast augmentation performed by Dr. Michael Brown in May of 2010. This is a procedure that I had been desiring for 20 years. I did all due diligence in researching the appropriate doctor for about 3 years before I found Dr. Brown in Ashburn. At the first consultation, I knew I was making the right choice in trusting my body and experience with Dr. Brown. His vast experience coupled with his bedside manner, knowledge, and wonderful staff, made me very thankful in going through with the operation. I am very happy with my body and curves now more than ever, and I plan on and look very forward to yet another procedure on a different part of my body that I feel could use a little help. Thank you Dr. Brown for helping "nature" come into its own."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 11, 2010
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
- Average Cost
- $11,175 - $12,575
- 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.