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Breast Reduction in Miami, FL

Women with larger breasts often struggle with both physical and emotional problems associated with the disproportionate size of their chests. This can turn ordinary day-to-day activities, such as working out or getting dressed in the morning, into a frustrating and sometimes discouraging situation. A breast reduction surgery with Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini can help to balance the size of your breasts with your natural figure to alleviate common concerns associated with abnormally large breasts – a condition known as macromastia.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

As its name implies, breast reduction is a cosmetic breast surgery that is performed to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. This is done by removing excess breast tissue and repositioning the remaining tissue to create a smaller, more proportionate size and a much more pleasing shape of the breasts.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Undergoing breast reduction surgery provides relief from the physical and emotional weight of overly large breasts. This procedure can:

  • Reduce the weight of breasts for relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Create a better balance between the breasts and body
  • Provide more petite, more aesthetically pleasing breasts
  • Reduce breast ptosis for firmer, perkier breasts
  • Reshape and reposition the nipple-areolar complex for a more attractive appearance

In addition, many women are pleased to find that after their breast reduction, they are no longer burdened by large, heavy breasts and can more comfortably partake in physical activities. Breast reduction patients are ecstatic that they have more freedom to choose different clothing styles than before their procedure.

What Are My Breast Reduction Options?

At VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini always considers her patients’ unique physical attributes and desires to provide the most satisfactory outcome. Therefore, each breast reduction procedure is entirely customized to fit the patient and what she desires for her results.

Anchor Incision

A common technique used for breast reduction surgery is the anchor or “T” incision. This incision encircles the areola and then extends vertically down the breast before running horizontally along the inframammary line (where the breast tissue meets the chest). This incision type allows Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini to remove an appropriate amount of fat and glandular (breast) tissue that best suits the patient’s goals. Additionally, the nipple and areola can be resized or repositioned.

Breast Lift

Many breast reduction patients are interested in a breast lift, as it is widespread to see breast ptosis (sagging), even in young patients. This is because the weight of large breasts can cause the skin to stretch–in many cases prematurely.

The great thing about breast reduction surgery is that most will include a breast lift. The anchor incision allows Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini to remove excess skin and restore a perky bounce to the breast placement.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

A breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who are struggling with physical or emotional problems related to their larger-sized breasts.

Women with overly large breasts often experience physical discomfort, such as neck, back, or shoulder pain caused by the excessive weight of the breasts. Rashes can also develop beneath the breasts, causing constant pain and discomfort. In addition, regular physical activity and exercise can become difficult and even painful due to the breasts’ larger size. A breast reduction can help to alleviate physical pain while maintaining a natural, feminine appearance.

Many women also struggle with self-consciousness about the look of their breasts, and shopping for clothes and bras that fit correctly can prove to be very difficult and frustrating. Breast reduction surgery can help to overcome many of these concerns by bringing the breasts to a more harmonious balance with the rest of your body.

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini recommends breast reduction surgery for any woman experiencing any of these concerns and who has fully developed breasts. During a private consultation, she will listen thoughtfully to your concerns and will work with you to create a personalized plan for your breast reduction.

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will make precise incisions before removing a combination of breast tissue and fat, usually from the sides and top of the breasts. She will also reposition the remaining tissue to create a well-proportioned, feminine profile of the breasts. If desired, she can resize and reposition the nipple-areolar complex to suit the size and shape of the reduced breasts.

Lastly, she will remove excess skin to minimize sagging and then close all the incisions.

Breast reduction surgery is a highly personalized procedure, so this will vary, but most take anywhere from 2-4 hours to complete.

How Long Is Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery?

Following your breast reduction with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, you will be provided with a light surgical bra to provide support while you are healing. Taking it easy during the initial few days of healing is essential. You will need a loved one to drive you home from surgery and provide any necessary assistance with regular day-to-day activities such as cooking and cleaning.

Most women can return to work 2 to 5 days after their surgery. Avoid bending, stretching, lifting, or running for at least 10 to 14 days.

We want to ensure the safest, most comfortable recovery possible. Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini will provide you with her personal cell number to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have as your body heals from your breast reduction.

When Will I See the Results of My Breast Reduction?

Even while wearing your surgical bra, the smaller size of your breasts will be immediately noticeable. Depending on the initial size of your breasts and the amount of revision you had, you may even feel that your breasts are lighter on your neck, back, and chest right after the procedure.

Once the swelling and bruising subsides, about a week post-op, you will be able to see the newly proportionate breasts and their perkier position on the chest. As you heal, the appearance of your breasts will only continue to improve.

Breast reduction surgery has some of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic procedure, as it not only improves the aesthetics of the breasts but also restores comfort, mobility, and freedom for so many women.

If you are bothered by pain or emotional stress and discomfort caused by larger breasts, we would love to discuss your options with you during a private consultation. VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts is located in the Bay Harbor Islands just 30 minutes north of Miami. Contact our office online or give us a call at 786-719-1780 to schedule your breast reduction consultation with Miami cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini.

Breast Reduction FAQ

How much does breast reduction surgery cost in Miami?

The cost of breast reduction surgery in Miami will vary from patient to patient, depending on factors such as the level of necessary revision, the specific technique used, anesthesia and facility fees, and if you have combined your breast reduction with any other procedures.

During your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, she will happily provide you with an accurate cost estimate once a surgical plan has been created.

Will I have scars after my breast reduction?

While scarring is never ideal, it is always possible when undergoing any surgical procedure. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini understands that this can be upsetting for some patients, but her surgical precision means that incisions are made only where absolutely necessary. For most women, breast reduction scars are hidden by the darker skin of the areola and underneath the breast crease.

Additionally, breast reduction scars are easily hidden underneath clothing, bras, and bathing suits, and with proper aftercare, most scarring fades with time.

Will my breast reduction be permanent?

Breast reduction surgery provides long-lasting relief from the weight and disproportion of overly large breasts. However, subsequent changes to the body, such as weight gain or fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the natural aging process, can affect breast reduction outcomes.

While many women can enjoy their breast reduction results for 10-15 years, you may need a subsequent procedure later on, such as a breast lift, to maintain the perky appearance of your initial results.

Can I combine my breast reduction with other procedures?

Breast reduction surgery is a popular addition to body contouring procedures such as a Mommy Makeover or abdominoplasty. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini only combines procedures when she believes all safety requirements are met, so if you are interested in combining procedures with your breast reduction, discuss your options during your consultation.

Interested in Learning More About Breast Reduction Surgery in Miami, FL?

If you are considering a breast reduction to help alleviate physical pain or improve your body’s natural proportions, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us at (786) 719-1780 to schedule a private breast reduction consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts is in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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