Breast Reduction in Fredericksburg, VA
If you experience discomfort or dissatisfaction due to large breasts, a breast reduction at Surgical Arts of Virginia may be something you’d like to consider. Our friendly, professional staff, led by Dr. R. Shane Palmer, is proud to offer this treatment to women living in Washington D.C., Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond and Stafford, VA and the surrounding neighborhoods of Virginia.
What is a Breast Reduction?
Reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure where a portion of each breast is removed in addition to the removal of excess skin and fat. The amount of actual breast tissue removed is determined by the initial size of the breasts and the desired final size requested by the patient. Once the excess tissue, fat, and skin is removed, the result is smaller, perkier breasts.
*Individual results may vary
What is the Cost of Breast Reduction in Fredericksburg, VA?
Breast reduction starts at $5,500. During the consultation, we can provide a more accurate cost of your reduction mammoplasty procedure. You can pay for the surgery with cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. We also have financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction?
Reduction mammoplasty can offer a variety of benefits to patients. Some of the most common benefits include:
- Relief of chronic back pain
- Perky breasts
- Better bra selection
- Increased confidence
- Reduction in areola size
- Elimination of under breast rash or irritation
Is Reduction Mammoplasty Right For Me?
Women often consider reduction mammoplasty if the size of their breasts leads to back pain. Women also seek breast reduction if they want better-proportioned breasts to complement their body size or if they want to be able to fit into more desirable bras.
Patients should be in generally good health to consider a breast reduction. If you are diabetic, this could increase the rate of wound problems and infection, and sugar should be well controlled. Nicotine use should be discontinued before surgery. If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Palmer to discuss your aesthetic goals. He can help you decide which treatment option is best depending on your wants and desires.
How is Breast Reduction Performed?
Dr. Palmer performs breast reduction surgery in his office operative suite under IV sedation with tumescent anesthesia. Before surgery, the breasts are marked to accurately lift the nipple areola complex to the proper position and to delineate the amount of skin to be removed. After the incisions are made, breast tissue is removed to achieve the desired size requested by the patient. The tissue is then brought together over the drain, and the skin is closed separately. Typically, incisions are necessary around the areola, vertically beneath it, and under the breast itself.
What is Breast Reduction Recovery Like?
Dressings are placed after the operation and are removed in a week. Steri-Strips™ are left on longer. You may also have drains placed in the incisions. A special bra can be worn for several weeks, depending on the patient. Activities are limited for six weeks following surgery. The patient is followed closely, with follow-up appointments typically the day after surgery, one week post-surgery, and then one month after surgery. When the patient is seen three months after surgery, most swelling is resolved and the final result is assessed.
Surgical Arts of Virginia is proud to offer breast reduction and other breast surgeries to women living in and around Washington DC, and Stafford, Charlottesville, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and the surrounding communities of Virginia. To schedule a complimentary consultation or to learn more about these procedures, contact us today.