Breast Reduction

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Large breasts are often associated with the ideal female figure. But in many cases, bigger is not always better. Michigan Plastic Surgery offers effective surgical breast reduction procedures to restore patients’ quality of life and confidence in their bodies.

What is a Breast Reduction?

Women with naturally large breasts often live with a great deal of physical discomfort. Large breasts can become heavy and restrictive, causing shoulder and back pain, and even poor posture because of hunched shoulders. The skin under large breasts can become irritated, and deep indentations are often left by bra straps due to the weight of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery can be used to correct these problems, relieve pain, and improve the overall size, shape, and appearance of the breasts.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Women in Lansing who find that their body and quality of life are negatively affected by overly-large breasts can greatly benefit from a surgical reduction. Patients should be in good physical and mental health and be able to undergo and recover from surgery.

How is a Breast Reduction Performed in Lansing?

On the day of your surgery, you will be administered anesthesia; you will be asleep during the procedure. Then, Dr. Colony will make incisions that will allow him to remove excess fat and tissue using techniques that will depend on the composition of your breasts. Dr. Colony often recommends liposuction on either side of the chest to create a natural chest profile and further improve contour. He will then reposition and reshape your breasts to your desired specifications, which will be discussed at length during your consultation. The placement of the incisions depends on your desired outcome and may be placed around the areolas, vertically underneath the areolas, or in the crease under your breasts. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures and dressed, and drains may be placed to aid with fluid buildup.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

Downtime following surgery will be required, and strenuous activity should be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks. You may shower, but be sure to follow all post-operative directions to help ensure a safe recovery process. Patients usually experience some discomfort, but this can be managed with pain medications from Dr. Colony in conjunction with Motrin or Aleve. You may need to take care of drains during this time, and you’ll also be expected to wear a compression garment to support your breasts and help the tissues adhere to the new contour. After the initial swelling subsides, you’ll notice immediate results.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Colony did AMAZING work!!!! I could NOT be happier with my results. I am 6wks post op breast augmentation and I am completely 150% satisfied. I spent 2hrs asking questions in my consultation. He answered every single one of them. The procedure went perfectly and great CRNA and staffing. Great pre/post-op packet given before surgery. Am sooooo pleased with my results!! Couldn't be happier!! Would recommend to everyone, tell everyone about Dr. Colony!!

Was very cautious, and thought long and hard about whether I should or shouldn't. Awesome decision. Should have done it a long time ago. A great accomplishment that couldn't have been done without the help of Dr. Colony and his awesome team. If you're living a minute with any self-doubt or low self-esteem about a certain body part, put your Nikes on and JUST DO IT!

Dr. Colony is hands down the most gifted plastic surgeon around!

Scheduling A Consultation In The Lansing Area

If you are considering breast reduction, Dr. Colony is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in East Lansing with over 20 years of experience. He is dedicated to helping his patients look and feel their best. Because no two women and no two bodies are the same, Dr. Colony dedicates his practice to individualized treatment and surgical plans for each of his patients to help them achieve the look they desire.

If you are looking into breast reduction in East Lansing, call Michigan Plastic Surgery or click the button below to schedule your initial complimentary consultation today.

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