Your first step in getting a breast reduction is to schedule a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. In the Atlanta area, the Advanced Aesthetics surgeons would be happy to meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and help you find out if a breast reduction is right for you. During this initial, complimentary consultation, our friendly, board-certified surgeons will discuss your concerns with you and explain how breast reduction cosmetic surgery works. There are several options to consider, including costs, goals, type of breast reduction and whether another breast procedure should be performed at the same time.
Please reach out to us to schedule your complimentary consultation at one of our four convenient locations in Newnan, LaGrange, Fayetteville and McDonough. We can help you learn more about your choices and find a procedure that will help you feel confident in yourself and your body again.
Your Breast Reduction Procedure & Recovery
If we determine that you are a good candidate for the procedure, we will help you work through any necessary insurance paperwork and find a date to schedule your surgery. We perform breast reductions at our new, state-licensed surgi-center in Fayetteville or at local hospitals when insurance requires an in-network location. We use general anesthesia during the surgery to keep you comfortable.
During the surgery, your surgeon makes incisions according to your chosen technique and removes excess body tissues in your breasts. This may include breast-specific tissues, pockets of fat or stretched skin. Once the predetermined amount of tissue is removed and your breasts have been reduced to your desired size, the incisions are closed with tiny sutures and cleaned. Some patients choose to add other cosmetic procedures to their breast reduction to save on surgical costs or recovery time, such as liposuction, a tummy tuck or body lift. Your surgeon will perform all the agreed-upon procedures while monitoring you to ensure you are safely asleep and not in any danger of complications.
When your procedure is complete, you will be moved to a recovery area until you are awake from your anesthesia. After an hour or so, you will be cleared to return home to begin your recovery. You will need a designated friend or family member to wait during your surgery, pick you up and transport you home, since you will be woozy from your anesthesia and unable to drive yourself. Your surgeon will also go over recovery information one more time, so it is useful to have someone at your surgery who will be present during your recovery at home. We will also give you a thorough packet of written instructions including contact information to reach us should any questions arise. In addition, you will have several follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure that your recovery is on track.
Breast reduction patients are usually able to return to normal daily activities in about one week and may resume full activity including exercise and heavy lifting in three to four weeks. Recovery time will vary based on your overall health, the extent of your surgery and any additional procedures that you elected to have performed. Your surgeon will keep you informed about what to expect during your particular recovery as you create your surgical plan and as you go through the healing process.
Learn More About Breast Reduction
If you are interested in pursuing a breast reduction surgery in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please contact Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. Our expert board-certified plastic surgeons and our highly trained staff are here to help — we know that everyone deserves to love their body and feel great about their appearance, and we are always excited to help people get back their confidence in any way we can. We offer a full range of breast, body and facial plastic surgeries and can help you meet all of your aesthetic goals. Schedule a complimentary consultation at Advanced Aesthetics today: call us at 770-461-4000.
Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts because they are too large for your body frame, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction. Typically, women who seek a breast reduction are also experiencing physical or emotional symptoms or other lifestyle challenges that are tied to their breast size. Some examples of problems that breast reduction patients have may include:
- Back, neck or shoulder pain
- Difficulty exercising
- Weight gain
- Skin concerns around or under breasts
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty finding properly fitting clothing or undergarments
- Unwanted attention or comments from others
- Frustration with lifestyle limitations
If these sound familiar, you might be a candidate for breast augmentation that is covered by insurance. You will need to work closely with your doctor to go through the proper channels before having your surgery. You may need to prove that your concerns are due to your breast size, or you may need to meet criteria such as removing a minimum amount of breast tissue. Our office staff will be pleased to check your insurance coverage and help you navigate the steps needed to satisfy your insurance company. Dr. Feldman and Dr. Raniere will write a letter to your insurance company requesting “pre-determination” for insurance coverage.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, but your insurance will not cover the procedure, Advanced Aesthetics can still help. We offer breast reductions for a flat rate of $5900 to cover surgeon’s fee, operating room fee and anesthesia fee without insurance coverage. This offer is also available for women who want a breast reduction for cosmetic reasons. If you have enough breast tissue for us to remove some safely, and our surgeons determine that you are healthy and choosing breast reduction for the right reasons, you may be able to have a breast reduction even if you are not experiencing physical symptoms.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction is to schedule an in-person consultation. Our surgeons’ evaluation of your health, goals and needs will allow us to give you our professional opinion on whether a breast reduction will help you and be safe for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.
Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Our experienced surgeons, Drs. Feldman, Raniere, Gronka and Stewart, all provide breast reductions for our clients at our state-of-the-art surgi-center in Fayetteville. Thanks to our surgeons’ expertise, we offer top-quality breast reductions for a variety of patients with unique needs. There are different techniques for breast reduction surgery depending on your priorities and goals, including ways to reduce scarring, improve breast lift and symmetry or keep surgical costs to a minimum.
Among our specialty breast reduction techniques is the No Vertical Scar breast reduction, which eliminates the characteristic “lollipop” scar that typically runs down the center of the breast below the areola. In the No Vertical Scar technique, our surgeons only create a circular incision around the areola and a horizontal incision in the fold below the breast. This keeps visible scarring to a minimum, though it does create the appearance of a larger nipple-areola complex. This option is not available to every patient and will depend upon the size of your breasts and areolas. It also may not be covered by insurance plans that cover other breast reduction techniques.
We also provide traditional reduction mammoplasty that utilizes the vertical incision. This method allows for greater access to breast tissue and is most appropriate for women whose reduction requires more precision (e.g., removing a smaller amount of breast tissue or removing breast tissue from a particular area of the breast). This technique is more commonly covered by insurance. Though scarring from this procedure is more visible, all incisions typically heal well and leave flat, skin-toned scars.
During your initial appointment with our surgeons, you will discuss your goals and ideal outcomes. This, combined with their evaluation of your body type, will help your surgeon determine which technique will be best for you. We will thoroughly inform you about our recommendations and make sure you understand why we suggest a particular type of breast reduction for you.