Breast Reduction Syracuse
Conveniently located to serve SYRACUSE
“Do you experience back, neck, shoulder or breast pain?”
“You may be a candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery.”
My goal is to remove excess breast weight while preserving breast gland (milk producing) tissue.
Removing breast tissue improves your symptoms, but may not eliminate all your symptoms. Removing breast tissue alone relieves pain. Removing breast tissue and excess breast skin helps lift your breast as well.
Liposuction and Ultrasonic Resection
Breast tissue removal is accomplished by either liposuction or by ultrasonic liposuction. Only one or two small incisions are required for either technique.
Most of your breast is fat, supported by bands of fibrous tissue. Ultrasonic liposuction “loosens” the connection between these fibrous bands and your breast fat, which is then vacuumed away, making your breast smaller.
While excess breast skin is not removed, a natural “tightening” of the skin occurs after this procedure. The extent of skin tightening can be dramatic, but is not always predictable. While there is no evidence that ultrasonic energy can cause breast cancer, it may take 30 years (or longer) to definitively establish if there is any increased risk. It is possible that retained breast fat may leave shadows on a mammogram that could be confused with early signs of breast cancer.
Open reduction removes both excess breast tissue and excess breast skin. Removing excess skin results in a scar that circles your nipple, then from your nipple to the fold under your breast, and possibly in the fold under your breast.
Initially, your breasts may look or feel “unnatural.” With rare exception, by 3 months you will have a more “natural” shape and “feel.”
Your Preliminary Consultation
Before a date can be set for your breast reduction surgery, you will need to come in for a consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss the procedure in greater detail, including preparation and recovery. We will go over your needs and goals for the procedure.
We will also discuss your complete medical history, including any allergies you may have, any medications or supplements you are currently taking, and any past procedures. Additionally, a physical examination will be performed.
Once it has been determined that the procedure is right for you, a surgical plan will be created and a date will be set for the surgical session.
Surgery is performed as an out-patient procedure. Your breasts are marked before surgery. To remove any blood or fluid collecting after surgery, drainage tubes may be placed in your breasts during surgery. Drains are typically removed before you are discharged from the hospital.
Your old brassiere is used as part of your dressing. The difference between what you were and your new breast size is made up with gauze.
Before discharge from the hospital, you must meet certain simple criteria: your pain must be controlled by oral pain medication, you must be able to eat or drink, get up without feeling dizzy, and be able to go to the bathroom.
The Recovery Process
During your breast reduction recovery process, you will need to follow post-surgical care directions as closely as possible. This will ensure the best possible results while minimizing the chance of complications. It will also help to avoid a prolonged recovery process.
It will be necessary to take time off from work until you are cleared to return. The amount of time required will depend on the details of your procedure. During the healing process, you must not take part in any physically taxing activities such as sports or heavy exercise routines.
The Cost of a Breast Reduction
The breast reduction procedure varies in price based on each individual case. The type of anesthesia used, the techniques employed, and the amount of tissue removed all play a role in determining breast reduction cost.
Contact Our Office
The best way to get started with your breast reduction in Syracuse is by contacting our office. Request your consultation today!
I suppose the best compliment you can give a surgeon is referrals and returning for more. I had a few procedures eight years ago and will visit again this year. I travel from the South to see Dr Branson. He is always learning new technology and techniques and I believe is a leader in esthetic surgical renewal (ahead of his time) My colleagues in Los Angeles (botoxed stiff) could only say how well rested I looked and that my skin was radiant. They had no clue of all that was done. And that’s just what I wanted. Can’t say enough great things about Dr Branson’s work.