Breast Reduction

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breast reduction

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alvina Won can alleviate the physical and emotional distress often associated with enlarged breasts by performing a breast reduction in Seattle. Dr. Won’s patients often report an improved quality of life as a result of breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction can Improve Your Health and Your Self-Esteem

Women who have disproportionately large breasts can experience both physical and emotional distress. Emotionally, women may experience self-esteem issues and feelings of self-consciousness which can be equally as distressing as the physical pain. Physical discomforts that can result from having breasts that are too large can include:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain.
  • Skin rashes or chafing underneath their breasts.
  • Indentions and pain on the skin of the shoulders and back from wearing a bra.
  • Limited physical activity.
  • Difficulty finding clothes that fit properly.

If you are suffering from breasts that are too large and out of proportion to the rest of your body, Dr. Won can help you! During your consultation, she will go over all of your options with you, and she will help you determine the best way to accomplish your desired results, based on your individual needs.

What to Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduction mammaplasty, or breast reduction surgery, removes excess glandular tissue, skin, and breast fat to decrease the size and weight of the breasts. Liposuction may be used in addition to excision procedures, depending on what is best for each individual to reduce the breast size.

In this type of procedure, the nipple remains attached to its original nerve and blood supply, and the areola can be reduced in size. As the breast tissue is reduced, it is also reshaped for a pleasing appearance. For women who have very large and pendulous breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be transplanted to a higher position on the breast.

Women who have breast reduction surgery report feeling better physically and emotionally since they are able to perform everyday functions so much easier, and the social stigma is eliminated. For patients who have suffered for years due to enlarged breasts, a breast reduction can be life-changing.

Are you a Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction candidates should be non-smokers who are in good physical health. It is important that candidates are at or near their ideal weight, as weight fluctuations can affect the results of cosmetic breast surgery.

Similarly, women who plan to have children are typically advised to postpone breast reduction surgery until their family is complete. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to change considerably, which could compromise breast reduction results.

Candidates should also have realistic expectations for the outcome of a breast reduction surgery. You will be able to view before and after photos of Dr. Won’s previous patients and ask her any questions you may have in order to understand what improvements are possible with this procedure.

 

How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

The price of your reduction mammaplasty will depend on the complexity of achieving your desired outcome. The techniques required and the total surgery time will affect the overall cost. We have an insurance coordinator for those wishing to look into insurance coverage for procedures that qualify.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Won

To find out how a breast reduction in Seattle can help you achieve more proportionate breast contours that fit your lifestyle and personal aesthetic, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!

Your Breast Reduction will be performed in Dr. Won‘s surgery center located in Shoreline

Before & After