Breast Reduction Jacksonville
Do you suffer from neck and back pain, as well as the unwanted attention that comes from having excessively large and heavy breasts? This constant burden is not only uncomfortable – it can also lead to back injury. If you are tired of the appearance and discomfort of disproportionately large breasts, breast reduction at our Jacksonville practice is an option you should consider. The procedure results in smaller, more proportioned breasts that are more natural looking and make you feel more comfortable.
What is Breast Reduction?
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. The surgeons at Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville perform the breast reduction procedure by carefully making an incision around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) and underneath the curve of the breast. Excess skin, tissue and fat are removed, and finally, the new breast takes shape when the remaining skin is tightened and the incision is sutured closed. At Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, under anesthesia, and takes about three hours.
Common side effects of breast reduction include swollen breasts, temporary bruising, and some discomfort. As breasts heal over the next three to six weeks, these side effects will disappear.
To learn more about breast reduction in Jacksonville, contact the plastic surgeons at Coastal Cosmetic Center today.
Can I see before and after pictures of people who underwent this procedure?
During your consultation at Coastal Cosmetic Center, your surgeon will let you browse through some before and after pictures of patients from Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and Orange Park who underwent this procedure. This allows you to visualize what the procedure may do for you.
What is the average cost of breast reduction at Coastal Cosmetic Center? Is there a charge for the consultation?
The initial consultation in Jacksonville with one of our surgeons is confidential. The cost of breast reduction depends on many factors such as the size of your breasts and how much they need to be reduced. Your surgeon will give you a full cost analysis of your procedure during your initial meeting.
Is there a better time of year to have the surgery performed?
At our practice in Jacksonville, Coastal Cosmetic Center surgeons recommend that you pick a time during which you can take off enough time to allow yourself to heal. After a breast reduction, you will have a 10-15 pound lifting restriction for at least 10 days following surgery. (That will include lifting children.) You also have to make adjustments at work due to pain, swelling and being on pain medication. The average time off work for patients in the Jacksonville area ranged from 2 to 4 weeks.