Improve Your Appearance and Your Comfort With a Breast Reduction in Washington, DC

If you have overly large breasts, they can potentially cause problems, both mentally and physically. For one, if you’re self-conscious about the way they look, it can negatively affect your self-esteem and your social life. As for physical concerns, overly large breasts can cause shoulder pain, neck pain, skin irritation, and posture issues. If you’re dealing with any of these frustrations, breast reduction at Forman Plastic Surgery could be the permanent solution you’re looking for.

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What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and weight of large breasts. This procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate breast size and shape. Breast reduction is often recommended for women who experience physical discomfort and pain due to the weight of their breasts, including back and neck pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps digging in over long periods of time, and skin irritation. Large breasts can also make it difficult to participate in physical activities and find properly fitting clothing. The procedure can also be performed for purely aesthetic reasons.

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Benefits of Breast Reduction

  • Relief from neck and shoulder pain
  • Improved posture
  • Improved athletic ability and mobility
  • Improved body proportions
  • Reduced skin chafing
  • A more appealing breast appearance
  • Better-fitting clothes
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
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Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction in Washington, DC?

If you’re interested in reducing the size of your breasts, you could be a good candidate for breast reduction. For non-smoking women in good health who have realistic expectations for your procedure, you may be an ideal candidate for the surgery if you recognize yourself below:

  • Are experiencing shoulder and/or back discomfort due to the size of your breasts
  • Are experiencing skin irritation or rashes under your breasts
  • Feel uncomfortable about the size of your breasts
  • Wish you had smaller, more shapely breasts
  • Feel your breasts weigh you down or make you look overweight
  • Have trouble finding tops and swimsuits that fit well

What Is the Procedure Like for Breast Reduction?

Before your breast reduction in Washington, DC, you’ll need to have a consultation with Dr. Forman. During this meeting, he’ll talk with you about why you’re interested in the procedure. He will discuss the details of the surgery and answer any questions that you may have. He will examine you and ask you about your goals for your breast size. All of this information will go into your tailored surgical plan. Your breast reduction surgery will be an outpatient procedure performed right at our accredited surgical center. First, you will be administered anesthesia. While every surgery is unique, typically, Dr. Forman will make incisions around the areolae, down the center of each breast, and along the lower creases of the breasts. He will then carefully remove excess breast tissue and skin and adjust the remaining tissue to reduce your breast size and give your breasts a youthful, symmetrical appearance. Finally, he’ll use sutures to close your incisions carefully, reducing visible scarring.

What Is the Recovery Like After Breast Reduction?

After your breast reduction surgery, you’ll need to take approximately one to two weeks to recover. During this time, you should rest frequently. However, you should also take light walks to keep your blood flowing and promote healing. You will experience some pain, swelling, and bruising in the first few days after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication.

Dr. Forman will provide a surgical support bra that you’re wear for several weeks to help your breasts heal in their smaller, more shapely contours. Most patients can return to work after one or two weeks, but it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks.

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Breast Reduction FAQ

What are the risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

Can you combine breast reduction with a breast lift?

Will health insurance cover breast reduction?

What are the risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction carries risks, as any surgery does. Some of the risks associated with breast reduction include bleeding, infection, scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, and anesthesia risks.

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

The length of the surgery will depend on the patient and treatment plan, but typically, breast reduction surgery takes between two and four hours to complete.

Can you combine breast reduction with a breast lift?

Yes, it is possible to combine breast reduction with a breast lift. In fact, many women choose to have both procedures done at the same time to achieve the most ideal results.

Will health insurance cover breast reduction?

If the size of your breasts is causing significant physical complications, then your insurance provider may assist you with the cost. However, if you’re having the surgery performed for aesthetic reasons, it will not be covered by health insurance.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your Breast Reduction in DC?

At Forman Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to offer our patients state-of-the-art aesthetic care in a beautiful and serene setting. When you choose Dr. Douglas Forman for your breast reduction procedure, you’ll enjoy the benefits of years of experience and expertise, combined with dedicated care from our exceptional staff. We offer our patients personalized treatment that yields superb, life-changing results. Dr. Forman is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon and a respected leader in his field. Throughout his prestigious career, he has earned numerous awards and recognitions for excellent work in cosmetic surgery. Contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman.

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