Breast Reduction Overview
Board-certified Central Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto performs breast reduction surgery to help women who have overly large breasts. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, we understand that disproportionately large breasts can cause a myriad of unwanted issues, such as poor self esteem, back pain, skin irritation, and limitation of exercise or mobility. Breast reduction results in a breast size that is in better proportion to the patient's body, with an improved and more youthful shape and position as well.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had a breast reduction and I am very happy with the results. The healing process has been quick and was. I would definitely recommend Dr. Soto to anyone. The staff are very friendly as well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 07, 2014
"Dr. Soto performed a breast reduction and lift on me. I am very satisfied with the results. From the attractiveness and medical aspect, I am sure reducing the size of my breast will alleviate my back pain in the future."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 12, 2014
"I have been interested in a breast reduction since I was 15. Now, seven years later, Dr. Soto and his staff have made my dream come true. The entire process has been wonderful and I am beyond happy with my results. The other day I put on my dress from my sophomore year of high school and the bodice was too big. I cried. I was so happy! Thank you so much!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 23, 2015
"I have known that I have needed to get a breast reduction done for the past eight years due to chronic back pain. I saw other plastic surgeons but I kept putting it off because i never felt like they were the one. When I came to Dr. Soto I quickly felt that he was the doctor for me. His educational background attracted me ti his office and after my consultation I felt that I was in the best hands. Additionally, his staff members were amazing in attention to my nervousness the days before and the day of my surgery. I am also extremely pleased with my follow-up visits with Dr. Soto. Having him see me every week after my surgery made me feel that he really cares for his patients and reassured me that everything was going perfect. I love the results of my surgery, it is much better than what I expected and because of tis experience I would recommend him to anyone in need of surgery."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 08, 2014
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Soto and I am very happy. Now I am more confident, the clothes fit better and I feel lighter. I would recommend Dr. Soto."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 29, 2014
Breast Reduction Surgical Technique
Finding a highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in breast reduction is extremely important. As Dr. Soto has had more training in advanced breast techniques than the average plastic surgeon, he is comfortable and experienced with all variations and options for the safe reduction of size and improvement of the shape and position of the breasts. The technique recommended for you will depend on your starting appearance, the quantity and qualities of your skin and tissue, your goals, and any prior surgical procedures. Careful consultation with Dr. Soto will maximize the odds of achieving your goals safely.
The most common incision for breast reduction is what most call “the anchor” or an inverted letter T. With this kind of approach, the incision is made around the areola, extends vertically down to the breast crease, and is then followed by another horizontal incision along the direction of the fold. The areola will be repositioned once the breasts have been resized and reshaped. A lift will also be done so that the breasts will be placed higher on the chest.
Breast Reduction During/After Surgery
Breast reduction is performed in Dr. Soto's internationally accredited Orlando surgical center under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours. For the first several weeks, Dr. Soto will recommend the use of a compression bra to protect the breasts and their new shape. Depending on your responsibilities at work, you may go back to work as soon as a few days after your procedure. Heavy exercise may be resumed after 6 weeks, although lighter exercise is often permissible sooner. This is best discussed with Dr. Soto. Results following a breast reduction are evident immediately after the surgery, but because swelling may persist for several weeks, you should not expect to appreciate your final shape or size until this swelling has fully resolved.
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Breast Reduction FAQs
Will Results Last?
Breast reduction is a long-term solution for patients who are unhappy with their disproportionally large breasts. In cases where there is significant weight gain after surgery, the results may be compromised just as would occur after any cosmetic procedure that modifies body shape. Aging and gravity will also take their toll over time and will still effect the breasts (with or without the reduction). It is important to maintain a healthy weight and good health in order to maximize the longevity of your benefit.
For most women with larger breasts, the areola is also excessively large. Your areola will be resized appropriately as necessary via an incision made surrounding its border, with the excess skin trimmed to producce a diameter that is proportional to the breasts’ new shape and size.
How Much Reduction?
This varies depending on the doctor’s initial evaluation and the patient’s preference. Often, the reduction results in a cup or two smaller from the original breast size.