Breast procedure

Breast Reduction

Also known as “reduction mammoplasty” is a procedure designed to remove excess breast fat and tissue, and skin to provide the patient with breast size and shape in proportion with their body shape and frame. Consequently, it helps alleviate back and neck discomfort associated with larger breasts. Patients looking to reduce and ease the pain caused by their breasts’ weight may be good candidates for breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction
(Reduction Mammoplasty)

Decrease the size and shape of your breasts

Benefits and Risks

Breast reduction surgery can provide several benefits for women who are experiencing physical discomfort or self-consciousness due to overly large breasts. The procedure can alleviate neck, back, and shoulder pain, improve posture, and reduce the risk of skin irritation and rashes. Breast reduction can also improve self-esteem and body image, allowing women to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast reduction surgery. These include bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. There is also a risk of complications related to the breast tissue itself, such as changes in breast shape or size, asymmetry, and loss of nipple sensation. Patients should carefully consider the potential risks and benefits of the procedure before making a decision.

Safety and Recovery

Breast reduction surgery is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon in a properly equipped and accredited facility. However, as with any surgery, there is always a risk of complications, and it is important for patients to be fully informed of the risks and benefits of the procedure before making a decision.

The recovery period following breast reduction surgery typically takes several weeks. Patients may experience some pain and discomfort, as well as swelling and bruising, in the days following surgery. Patients will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for several weeks and will need to wear a special supportive bra to help the breasts heal and maintain their shape.

Cost and Price Differences

The cost of breast reduction surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s fees, the extent of the procedure, and the location of the surgery. In the United States, the cost of breast reduction can range from $12,000 to $15,000 or more.

The cost of the procedure in Mexico is often significantly lower than in the United States, with prices ranging from 40% to 60% less.

Comparison to similar procedures and procedure details

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. Breast lift surgery involves lifting and reshaping sagging breasts, while breast augmentation involves the use of implants to increase breast size.

The breast reduction procedure typically involves making incisions in the breast tissue and removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The incisions can be made in different locations, depending on the patient’s anatomy and the extent of the procedure. The surgeon will then carefully reshape and lift the remaining breast tissue to create a more proportionate and natural-looking appearance. The entire procedure typically takes two to four hours to complete, and patients are usually able to go home the same day or the next day.

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Before and after treated patients can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you at Dr. Isabel Balza‘s practice.

Rest assured that you will receive safe and world-class surgical results along with the finest service from our caring team of medical professionals. At Dr. Balza’s practice, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in our care at every stage of your treatment.


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