A breast reduction procedure can help alleviate pain and discomfort that can accompany having very large breasts. With the aim of having a beautiful final result, the procedure reduces and provides a more youthful appearance to the breasts. Dr. Feledy has performed the procedure countless times and is a specialist at it.
“I'd had pain and discomfort because of my breasts for a long time. But I was also scared of getting a breast reduction. Finally I looked for the best breast reduction Washington DC had and found Dr. Feledy. He made me feel very comfortable and I felt understood. Now 6 months later, I feel like a new person! I wish I did this years ago!” —R.R.
View Belmont Plastic Surgery's breast reduction before and after gallery.
Breast Reduction Surgery
What is a breast reduction procedure?
Some women are genetically prone to breasts that are too large to be comfortable for their body. In such a circumstance, a breast reduction surgery can be done which decreases breast size by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin.
What are the main reasons someone decide to get breast reduction surgery?
Some of the most common reasons women decide to get breast reduction surgery are:
- The breasts are overly large for the size of a woman's body
- Larger breasts are causing neck, back or shoulder pain
- Overly large breasts may cause skin irritation
- Breasts that are too large can even cause skeletal deformities as one grows threw puberty
- Large breasts can also cause significant psychological discomfort by causing emotional and social anxiety
There may be other reasons you decide to get a breast reduction surgery, but these cover a large majority of what drives someone to do the surgery.
Is breast reduction surgery covered by insurance?
In some cases, because a breast reduction surgery is not necessarily for cosmetic purposes but to resolve other physical ailments, it can be covered by insurance. You will need to get your coverage on this clarified with your insurance company and we can help to do so.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation with Dr. Feledy:
Dr. Feledy will help establish what kind of candidates you are for breast reduction surgery. An ideal surgery candidate should possess good mental and physical health.
There are additional factors Dr. Feledy will take into consideration during your consultation such as:
- Medical history
- Breast size
- Size of reduction
- Breast condition
- Body type
- Skin quality
"Helping a patient with a breast reduction and getting the best possible result is an exact process. I am going to listen to what your ideal result is. I am also going to explain in complete honesty how close we can get to that. Being detailed with a patient and having mutual understanding is essential to get you results." Dr. Jules Feledy
Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
See Belmont Plastic Surgery's breast reduction before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor of determining the outcome you are going for.
What happens during breast reduction surgery?
A typical breast reduction surgery will take several hours and will be performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Feledy will surgically removal excess fatty breast tissue using liposuction. Glandular tissue will be removed carefully through excision. Following the removal of excess tissue, the breast skin will be tightened to elevate the breast position. The traditional incision pattern follows an inverted T or anchor shape.
What happens after breast reduction?
When your breast reduction is finished, Dr. Feledy will send you home with specific post-op instructions to follow. In most cases, you will be given a surgical bra to wear for several weeks, as well as medications to help manage pain. It's common for patients to experience some swelling, aching and changes in skin sensation as they recover from breast reduction.
What are some of the risks associated with breast reduction?
All surgeries, including breast reduction, present a degree of risk. Breast reduction is considered safe and complications are rare. Complications may include adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, nerve damage and scarring.
Is breast reduction permanent?
The results of breast reduction will be permanent. However, it is possible for remaining fat tissue in your breasts to enlarge if you gain a substantial amount of weight following surgery. Pregnancy may also cause breast tissues to swell or enlarge. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will increase the probability of long-term results. With over 20 years experience, Dr. Feledy has been providing the best breast reduction Washington DC has available.
If you are interested in a breast reduction surgery, get more information by contacting Belmont Plastic Surgery, and schedule your consultation today.