Do you feel that your breasts are too large for your body?

Do your breasts continually stop you from exercising, sleeping, or even just fully enjoying your body without experiencing aches and pains? If so, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Breast Reduction Tupelo, MS

*Individual Results May Vary*

How Does a Breast Reduction Work?

Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin from the breast. The result is a smaller, lighter and lifted appearance. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig provides personalized reduction procedures for women of all ages. During surgery, Dr. Craig utilizes an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. He then moves the excess glandular tissue, fat, areola, and skin into their new position. The skin is brought from both sides of the breast down and around the areola, helping to improve the overall shape of the breast. In most cases, the areolas will remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the areolas may have to be grafted into a higher position. Dissolvable sutures are placed around the areola and along the lower crease of the breast. It is Dr. Craig’s goal to minimize the scarring, so a conscious effort is made to conceal incisions through advanced surgical techniques.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Women who are dissatisfied or self-consciousness about the largeness of their breasts are typically a good fit for reduction surgery. Those seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts may also benefit from the procedure. Breast reduction surgery can improve the contours of your body and leave you with a slimmer overall physique.

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame.
  • Heavy breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward.
  • One breast is much larger than the other (asymmetrical).
  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts.

The ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is an otherwise healthy woman who has realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for her. Dr. Mark Craig will help assess your candidacy for breast reduction at the time of your in-person consultation. All breast reduction patients must be non-smokers.

Breast Reduction Tupelo, MS

*Individual Results May Vary*

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

No two surgeries are performed exactly the same. A breast reduction procedure is a highly individualized surgery depending on the woman’s goals and the surgical skill necessary to meet those goals. Reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and done under general anesthesia. In most cases, you can expect your surgery to last anywhere from 2-3 hours.

What Results Will I See?*

One of the best things about breast reduction surgery is the near-instant results. Many women note that they feel less back, neck, and shoulder pain immediately following surgery. Gradual improvement will continue to occur as post-operative swelling dissipates. It can take 2-3 months to see an optimal outcome from your breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction is a long-term procedure with lifelong results for many.

“Life changing! Chronic back pain brought me into Dr. Craig. He and his staff were all extremely reassuring, kind, knowledgeable and put me at ease very quickly. By the time I left his office after my first appointment I knew I was in the best hands possible and saw a light at the end of a tunnel I had not seen in years! This May will be a year since Dr. Craig changed my life. Not only is my back pain free but my “front” looks pretty awesome! I feel and look 20 years younger. I cannot thank him enough not only for myself but for my 12 year old son who now has a mother who can get up, get out, and get active!”*

Shell, Patient

*Individual Results May Vary*

Is There Any Downtime?*

Your procedure is done on an outpatient basis allowing you to go home the same day. However, breast reduction is a surgical procedure that requires planning for recovery. The majority of the swelling occurs in the first 24-48 hours. It is important to keep your body elevated during this time. Rest is extremely helpful in reducing the initial post-operative swelling. Both walking and light stretching are encouraged during the first week after surgery and throughout the recovery process. Most bruising and swelling will diminish after about 2-weeks. You may also experience numbness in the breasts, which usually resolves itself within several months. Medication will be prescribed to help control pain as needed. The scars from breast reduction surgery are typically hidden, as they are concealed within skin creases. Some scars will remain pink or darker for a few months, but will gradually fade over the following 10-12 months. Dr. Craig can provide you with a post-surgical scar management plan to effectively help fade scars.

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about Breast Reduction Surgery at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 662-377-6290 to schedule your consultation today!

*Individual Results May Vary*