Breast Reduction in Virginia Beach, VA
Dr. Kevin Bounds is a Virginia Beach plastic surgeon skilled in breast reduction procedures that help women get smaller, shapely breasts with minimal scarring. Breast reduction can decrease breast size and weight to help you lessen, or get rid of discomfort that is often associated with overly large breasts. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Bounds, Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach serves the residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Overly large breasts can cause medical as well as emotional problems. The excessive weight can put pressure on bra straps resulting in back, neck and shoulder pain. When the breasts are overall large, the possibility of skin irritation exists and lesions may develop underneath the breasts.
Some women, as well as young girls, may experience self-esteem issues and unwelcome attention because of breast size. Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is often the solution to correct excessively large breasts or breast hypertrophy.
Why Do Women Choose Breast Reduction?
The primary goal of breast reduction surgery is to give women with excessively large breasts a better quality of life by reducing pain and achieving an overall balanced body proportion. The breasts may make exercise difficult and can limit range of motion.
The weight of the breasts can cause stress on the skin of the breasts, resulting in stretching and sagging of the breasts. Over time, the breast may become elongated and pendulous as the weight becomes too great for the skin to support.
Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are non-smokers in generally good health, both physically and emotionally. Ideally your weight should be stable and near normal for your body type. Understanding the goals of the surgery and having realistic expectations of the results is vitally important.
How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Your breast reduction surgery can be performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited in-office surgical suite. Your surgery will last about three hours. After your surgery is complete, you will be moved to a comfortable recovery suite where you will awaken from your procedure attended by a registered nurse.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is major surgery and the recovery period is somewhat longer than other breast procedures. You will typically be able to return to work after one to two weeks, but strenuous physical activity will be limited for a month or more.
It is recommended, however, that you begin a walking regimen as soon as comfortably possible after your surgery. This not only reduces your risk of blood clots, but it will also significantly speed up your healing. Initially, getting comfortable – especially at night – may be difficult, but it is important to get proper rest to recover quickly.
How Do I Get Started with a Breast Reduction?
When you are ready, your next step is to schedule a consultation with Virginia Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Bounds, to explore your options, have your questions answered and discuss your medical history. Dr. Bounds will examine your breasts and explain the procedure and the results you can expect.
Gathering information and understanding the benefits and any potential limitations of breast reduction surgery is extremely important, and Dr. Bounds will ensure that your questions and concerns are fully addressed.
What is the Benefit of Breast Reduction?
Women generally find breast reduction surgery to be a wonderful, life-changing experience that opens up new possibilities and makes everyday activities more enjoyable.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Virginia Beach?
The cost of your breast reduction procedure will vary based on the scope of your treatment plan. Dr. Bounds will discuss the cost of your individual procedure with you at your consultation. We are proud to offer CareCredit® and ALPHAEON financing to our clients whom wish to use convenient monthly plans. For more information, visit our financing page.
Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kevin Bounds and his team offer breast reduction to the residents of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and the surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact us today!