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Abnormally large breasts can cause social, functional, and physical setbacks that take their toll on your body and mind. In addition to contributing to self-confidence issues and embarrassment, they can cause joint pain, stretch marks, lower nipples, and more. Dr. William Vinyard, a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon in Port Saint Lucie, FL, treats women with large, uncomfortable breasts through surgical breast reduction, significantly improving their quality of life.

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What Is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is an aesthetic surgery that reduces excess breast tissue, fat, and redundant skin to redefine and reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. Breast reduction surgery also changes the size and location of the nipples/areolas so they are symmetrical with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift can also be performed to produce a tighter and younger-looking breast appearance after years of heaviness have damaged the skin by stretching it. Breast reduction surgery can provide physical relief for women who suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain and improve skin conditions underneath a heavy breast that may be chaffed or irritated by continuous sweating. Dr. Vinyard approaches breast reduction from a functional and cosmetic approach, relieving tension, decreasing skin-on-skin contact, and elevating the breast to restore fullness.

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Who Is a Candidate?

If you are challenged with heavy and overly large breasts that create obstacles in your daily life, cosmetic breast reduction may be an excellent option to get the body you wish for. This surgery is helpful for women who experience frustration and worry or find it challenging to lead an active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with ongoing skin issues (as well as back or neck pain), this surgery can reduce these annoyances. You must be at your stable weight and find a trained surgeon like Dr. Vinyard who understands their desired outcome and has the aptitude to produce a pleasing and natural appearance.

Your Consultation

In a private consultation, we can discuss your goals for your breast reduction. Please allow 1-1.5 hours for your breast reduction consultation with Dr. Vinyard. During this time, photos will be taken for documentation and surgical planning. Our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Your consultation with Dr. Vinyard will include an analysis and conversation about your breast size and shape, a physical exam, and a detailed discussion of your options. Our patient care coordinator will explain your quote based on the decided treatment plan.

What Is the Technique?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient process and is performed with general anesthesia. The timing of surgery (3-4 hours) depends upon many factors, including the complexity of the incision, the overall reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The nipple and areola repositioning is also a time-cost factor. For most patients, liposuction is incorporated for fat and tissue elimination to decrease breast size. 

Dr. Vinyard will carefully address the potential for scarring since it commonly occurs. However, surgical skills and advanced reduction techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in overall scarring. Depending on the reduction's intricacy, an anchor or a vertical incision will be incorporated. The breast tissue will be removed with liposuction, and the existing tissue and skin will be pulled tight and secured. 

We will most likely reposition your nipple/areola complex into a higher position. A small, tube-like draining device may be placed near the surgical site to reduce bleeding and swelling once your incisions are closed. We will put you in a compression bra and send you to recuperate in our recovery room. After Dr. Vinyard discharges you from the surgery, you will return to the convenience of your home accompanied by a responsible adult.

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What to Expect

Within a month, your lighter breasts will position themselves and settle as the post-op effects dissipate. You may see bruising for two weeks and swelling for six weeks post-op. Most patients are ready to return to sedentary work in 1-2 weeks. You must avoid repetitive motions and heavy lifting for three weeks after surgery, as this can cause unwanted complications. However, you can return to most of your activities after six weeks. Many of our VIPS breast reduction patients have remarked that they feel lighter, loving their results. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic about your new appearance.

You may feel lighter immediately after the surgery; however, it may take three months following your breast reduction to see your result from the surgical procedure (because of swelling). The type of approach that Dr. Vinyard uses helps to prolong your results, but it takes a few months to develop the shape of the breast. At first, you will appear full on the upper portion of the breast. Over the next three months, the breasts will take on a rounded appearance to the lower part and continue to reshape, with scarring improving over the next one to two years. Remember, it is still essential to stay at a healthy weight to maintain the results.

Why Choose Dr. William Vinyard?

Dr. William Vinyard, a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon, employs an innovative strategy to ease pre-surgery jitters in his patients. By intertwining his surgical mastery with a passion for country music, he serenades patients with their favorite tunes before procedures, acknowledging the calming influence of music on the nervous system. With more than 12 years of practice, his remarkable skill set, compassionate disposition, and caring team shape the VIPS experience. As the quintessential "Makeover Master," Dr. Vineyard delivers skillfully executed results and ensures a comforting voyage for those who confide their cosmetic transformation to his expertise.

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How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

Are there financing options available for my breast reduction?

Will my nipples be moved?

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?

Can my breast reduction be combined with other procedures?

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

The cost of your breast reduction surgery will be discussed with Dr. Vinyard during your consultation. We will provide you with a written quote regarding the costs of cosmetic breast reduction, including anesthesia, fees for the surgical facility, and more. Breast reduction surgery often causes a significant improvement in a patient's life, so our team will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment affordable.

Are there financing options available for my breast reduction?

Yes. Our practice participates with CareCredit and Alphaeon, although we do not directly finance any procedures. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Will my nipples be moved?

In most cases, the nipples and areola will be shifted to a higher position on the breast during the surgery. If an extensive amount of tissue and skin is being removed, your nipple-areola complex may also need to be raised. This is positive, especially if you have nipples that point downward. Dr. Vinyard will choose a technique like a lollipop incision so the nipple and areola can be moved higher on the breast. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areola for a more pleasing, symmetrical look without stretched-out skin. These options will be discussed during your consultation before Dr. Vinyard helps you decide on the right plan to achieve your goals.

Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. While some women may still be able to breastfeed after a reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to predict whether your surgery will cause you problems with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Vinyard recommends that patients be done having children or be willing to not breastfeed future babies before having breast reduction surgery.

Can my breasts re-grow after surgery?

After reduction surgery, your breasts can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that's easy for you to maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will discuss the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you should do to ensure you are happy with your results.

Can my breast reduction be combined with other procedures?

Commonly, patients will also require liposuction of the breast near the underarm to achieve a better contour to the overall appearance of the breast. Additional surgeries will be assessed individually during your consultation.

Smaller Breasts, Bigger Life

Dr. Vinyard has helped countless women reclaim their bustline for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During your first visit at VIPS, Dr. Vinyard will review all the options to reach your desired outcome and personalize a treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that sometimes accompanies oversized breasts. Please call our practice in Port Saint Lucie, FL, to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.

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  • Recovery time: 1 week
  • Average procedure time: 4-5 hours
  • Post-op follow-up: 1-3 days
  • Procedure recovery location: Outpatient
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