Breast Reduction

If you are self-conscious about the size of your breasts, if they are interfering with your lifestyle, or if they are causing back, neck and shoulder pain, you may wish to discuss breast reduction with Dr. Robert Brueck in Fort Myers.

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction plastic surgery (reduction mammoplasty), is a procedure in which the size of the breasts is reduced by removing excess tissue and skin. The difference between a reduction and a lift is that in a breast reduction we also will remove breast tissue AND skin. In a breast lift or mastopexy, we are only removing skin.

Breast reduction surgery is a frequent choice for women who are uncomfortable with their large breasts and who suffer from problems such as skin rashes and excess sweating under the breasts, breast pain. Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, or shoulder pain from excess pressure of bra straps.

Dr. Brueck will remove excess tissue and skin, creating a smaller, firmer breast, and raise the nipple and areola higher on the breast to accommodate the new breast proportions and to create a smaller, natural looking breast.

In cases in which the breasts are so large that they cause medical problems, such as neck, shoulder and back pain, breast reduction is frequently covered by health insurance plans. Dr. Brueck will help in determining whether your procedure is likely to be covered.

How long is recovery from breast reduction?

You will need to take at least one week off from work or school for breast reduction surgery. Some women need two weeks, but each situation varies. Dr. Brueck will instruct you on follow-up appointments at his Fort Myers office for removing bandages and stitches.

While you recover, you’ll need to stop physical activity for at least one month after surgery. You should also avoid heavy lifting.

After breast reduction surgery, you should expect to feel tired and to have breast pain. This is normal. Dr. Brueck will give you an oral painkiller to ease you through the first few days after surgery.

For more information about breast reduction, please contact Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 today. Cosmetic consultations are free. Dr. Brueck serves patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and nearby areas of Florida.