Breast reduction reduces the size of exceedingly large breasts to alleviate many related physical and psychological issues. This surgery is accurately described as a cosmetic procedure with therapeutic benefits.
Breast reduction / reduction mammoplasty can accomplish the following goals:
- Reduce breast size
- Improve breast position
- Alleviate back and shoulder pain
- Resolve hygiene issues
How much does a Breast Reduction cost in Sacramento?
The price of breast reduction surgery in the Sacramento area ranges from $6000 to about $8500 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
Who should consider a breast reduction?
If you have large breasts that cause you discomfort, you should consider a breast reduction. Women with large breasts often report back pain, shoulder irritation, and infection within the breast crease. Psychological issues are also reported, as many of these women feel self-conscious about their body shape.
A successful breast reduction alleviates one or more of these problems to improve the patient’s quality of life. If you are experiencing any of these issues, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for breast reduction at our Sacramento cosmetic surgery practice.
How Breast Reduction Works
This surgery requires about two to four hours under general anesthesia. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat, while surgical incisions facilitate the removal of excess skin and glandular tissue. As the breast size is reduced, the doctor will reshape and reposition the breasts to exhibit a more youthful appearance. Stitches close the incisions and the areas are then covered in gauze and tape.
After Your Breast Reduction
Approximate recovery time is 1 to 2 weeks with this procedure. You will be advised to wear a special surgery bra for several weeks. Although each patient’s recovery experience will vary to a certain degree, it is prudent to expect some aching, swelling, bruising, and changes in nipple sensation. Dr. Heir will prescribe a medication to control discomfort and pain. Surgical drains may also be placed to remove fluid that accumulates. These, along with stitches, will be removed during a post-operative visit – usually within the first week.