Breast Reduction in Scottsdale
Breast reduction Scottsdale is an option for women who find their natural breasts too large. Very large breasts can be a cosmetic concern that impact a woman’s self-image and self-confidence. Disproportionately large breasts can make a woman appear heavier than she actually is, and limit comfortable clothing options.
Women with large breasts may feel neck, back, and shoulder pain and other discomfort. A woman’s bra straps by the end of the day may be an irritation due to the weight of the breasts. A woman’s ability to exercise may be limited and persistent rashes may develop under the breasts.
For women experiencing these or other symptoms, or women that are unhappy with the look or feel of their large breasts, breast reduction surgery is an excellent option. Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeon’s known for breast reduction surgery.
What is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tissue from breasts that are too large. Breast reduction surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon, and reshapes the breast to a more proportionate and comfortable size. After a breast reduction, a woman will find her breasts more cosmetically attractive and more physically comfortable. In some cases, a breast lift may be combined with a breast reduction in order to reposition the breast to a more aesthetic level on the chest and create the most aesthetic result.
Choosing Your Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Why select Dr. Howarth for your Breast Reduction in Scottsdale?
Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Arizona’s top female plastic surgeons and is an expert in breast reduction surgery. She is known for her obsession with detail, compassionate manner, and aesthetic results.
During her consultation with you, Dr. Howarth will discuss your concerns with your breasts and listen to your goals for breast reduction. As a woman and as a surgeon, Dr. Howarth understands the challenges women face with their breasts and body, and wants to create the best outcome for each individual patient.
What are the benefits of breast reduction?
Breast reduction is one of the most immediately beneficial and satisfying procedures performed by a plastic surgeon. Among the benefits of breast reduction surgery are:
- Alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain from weight of large breasts.
- Improve painful grooves in skin from bra shoulder straps.
- Restore positive self-confidence and self-image.
- Regain ability to exercise and participate in an active lifestyle.
- Improve standing and seated posture.
- Fit in clothes and bras comfortably.
Reduction surgery details
Size of breasts after reduction
A common question by women considering breast reduction is how small or what size their breasts will be following reduction surgery. Some women may desire breasts more proportionate to their size and frame, while other women may prefer breasts as small as possible. Either option is possible, and Dr. Howarth will develop your surgical plan based on your individual goals for breast reduction.
Breast reduction and lift
At the time of reduction, a breast lift is often performed to raise the level of the breast to a more aesthetic position. A breast lift enhances and rejuvenates the breast by elevating the position and removing excess skin. The degree of lift is determined after physical examination of your breasts at a consultation appointment at our Paradise Valley plastic surgery office.
Breast incisions & scars
The surgical approach to a breast reduction depends on the volume of breast tissue being removed and the amount of lift necessary to obtain the patient’s goal result. Dr. Howarth utilizes an approach to minimize and camouflage the scarring, placing an incision around the areola and in the lower crease of the breast. In breasts requiring the most amount of reduction, an anchor shaped incision may be indicated to create the ideal outcome.
What to Expect with Dr. Howarth at your
Breast Reduction Consultation
What is the process for your Breast Reduction in Scottsdale?
To set up your breast reduction surgery consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth, simply request an appointment. At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will listen to learn what symptoms and discomfort you have experienced. She will discuss your reasons and desired goals for your breast reduction. Dr. Howarth will review your medical history, examine your breasts, and answer your questions about the breast reduction procedure. Dr. Howarth will develop a plan to reshape your breasts to a smaller size consistent with your desired goals.
How much does Breast Reduction Surgery cost in Scottsdale?
At your consultation, Dr. Howarth will answer your clinical questions about breast reduction surgery. Once a surgical plan has been developed, our financial coordinator will provide you your estimated fees and how much breast reduction costs. Without a consultation appointment, we do not provide estimates for how much your breast reduction surgery might cost.
Breast Reduction Process
Am I a candidate for breast reduction?
A candidate for breast reduction should be in good overall health, at a steady weight, and have experienced any of the following symptoms:
- Discomfort and soreness in the neck, back, and shoulders.
- Uncomfortable notching in the skin from bra straps.
- Rashes under the fold of the breast.
- Unable to live an active lifestyle and participate in physical exercises.
- Unhappy with the appearance of their breasts clothed or unclothed.
What should I expect during my breast reduction surgery?
Your breast reduction surgery is generally a single-day outpatient procedure that will take place under general anesthesia. We perform our surgeries a the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to our office.
The extent of the procedure depends on the surgical plan that was developed at your consultation, and in some cases an overnight stay may be required at our on-site recovery suite.
What is recovery like after a breast reduction?
Recovery from breast reduction surgery takes several weeks, with most initial pain and soreness subsiding after several days. Your pain should be effectively managed with the pain management protocol provided by Dr. Howarth. An incision management protocol is recommended to minimize scarring.
During the post-operative period, a patient should wear a sports bra to minimize and help control swelling. Also, it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise for 4-6 weeks following implant reduction surgery.