what is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Excessively large breasts can cause physical and social problems for women. In addition, extremely large breasts can create insecurity issues and embarrassment, as well as physical pain. Dr. Julio Sosa is a board-certified plastic surgeon in West Bloomfield, MI who has helped countless women regain their confidence and enjoy the life they want through a cosmetic breast reduction. This plastic surgery procedure at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery reduces excess breast tissue and skin to recontour the breasts to a smaller size. It also reconstructs the size of the areolas and nipples and repositions them so they appear entirely normal with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast reduction is performed to provide a tighter and healthier appearance.
am i a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
If you suffer from oversized breasts that interfere with daily life, a surgical breast reduction may be a good option to achieve the shape you want. This surgery is ideal for women who deal with anxiety or are not able to lead an active life because of the heaviness of their breasts. If you also have ongoing skin irritations (as well as back pain), this surgery can greatly diminish these annoyances. It is important patients are at a stable weight and find a skillful surgeon, like Dr. Sosa, who understands their concerns and goals and has the training to produce a normal and natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had breast reduction surgery and I'm extremely happy with the results. Dr. Sosa is a wonderful surgeon who cares about his patients and I highly recommend him. His entire staff is very friendly and courteous."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 22, 2019
"I had breast reduction surgery and I'm extremely happy with the results. Dr. Sosa is a wonderful surgeon who cares about his patients and I highly recommend him. His entire staff is very friendly and courteous. "- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 22, 2019
"I recently had breast reduction surgery by Dr Sosa at Beaumont Royal Oak. Everything about the process has been amazing. From his office staff, billing, schedulers, nurse to the staff at Suite 100 at the hospital. All amazing. Dr Sosa has a wonderful bedside manner , answered all my questions, very thorough! I recommend this office and this surgeon highly"- M.B. / Google / Jul 14, 2021
"Dr. Sosa is a phenomenal physician—a gem! He was my third consultation (someone on Facebook referred me), and as soon as I spoke with him I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Sosa did a beautiful job on my breast reduction and arm lift— note there are doctors who are surgeons, then there are doctors who are surgeons AND artists— he is both! His bedside manner is incomparable, and when I had a slight complication after surgery he was quick to return to the hospital to see & take care of me. I’ll be returning for more cosmetic updates as time goes on, and I have already shared his details with others, highly recommended!"- I.R. / Google / Mar 31, 2022
"I was referred to Dr Sosa for a breast reduction. My experience was better than expected, Dr Sosa as well as his staff are very friendly and compassionate. Dr Sosa is quite talented, my breasts are proportioned to my body, they are lifted and have taken on a great shape. After my surgery I had an unfavorable pathology report, Dr Sosa was very caring and empathetic to my situation, he immediately got me in touch with specialist to control my situation. He also took the time to answer all my questions, I never once felt rushed or as if it was bothering him. I will go back to Dr Sosa in a heartbeat if needed."- N.S. / Google / Apr 15, 2023
how is breast reduction surgery performed?
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed with general anesthesia. The timeframe for the surgery is dependent upon a few factors, including the incision type, the overall surgical technique, and finally, the amount of tissue removal needed. The nipple and areola repositioning is another factor. Typically, liposuction is needed for tissue and fat reduction to decrease the breast size. At the time of the initial consult, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Sosa. Potential scarring is also carefully discussed as it can commonly occur. However, modern methods have led to a significant decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the difficulty of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be made. The breast tissue will be removed, and the surrounding tissue and skin will be pulled and lifted.
how long is recovery after breast reduction?
After surgery, our patients will be observed closely in our quiet recovery room and then sent home to heal. A thin tube for draining will most likely be placed near the surgical site to assist with bleeding. A medical sports bra will be worn for several days that will increase blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will naturally fall into position and the post-op effects will fade away. Most of our patients at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery remark they feel much lighter and more confident. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you so desire and feel excited about your new look. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not compromised.
Breast Reduction FAQ
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a higher position during the surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple and areola may be cut out and moved. Dr. Sosa will choose an incision technique so the nipple and areola can be moved higher. It's also possible to reduce the size of the areola with an areolatome. Your options will be explained during your consultation before Dr. Sosa helps you decide on the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Breast reduction surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, some cannot. It is difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. For this reason, Dr. Sosa recommends that patients be done with breastfeeding before having breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
After reduction surgery, your breasts may get bigger or smaller with dramatic weight changes. This is why it's helpful to be at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery that you can easily maintain. During your consultation, Dr. Sosa will discuss the best ways to prepare for your surgery and what you can do to ensure you are happy with your results.
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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa has helped countless women reclaim their health for a fuller life with cosmetic breast reduction. During your first visit at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sosa will talk through all of the options to reach your desired outcome and develop a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. There is no need to continue living with the discomfort or lack of confidence that can sometimes accompany oversized breasts. We welcome you to call our practice in West Bloomfield, MI to discover more about this exceptional breast reduction procedure.