Breast Reduction in Boca Raton, FL
Are your breasts weighing you down?
While many of our patients turn to breast augmentation to add volume to their breasts, others struggle with breast tissue that is too abundant. Large breasts can even cause physical discomfort and pain. Breast reduction surgery brings relief from large, heavy breasts and their associated physical, social, and emotional challenges. Resizing and reshaping the breasts to a more manageable size can feel like taking a literal weight off your chest.
Dr. Scott Farber offers breast reduction in Boca Raton, FL at his boutique plastic surgery practice, Farber Plastic Surgery. We serve patients throughout Southeast Florida, including Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Parkland, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boynton Beach. We also offer breast surgery to patients from out of the area that travel to Florida.
How Much Breast Is Too Much?
Are your breasts too large for your frame? The medical term for very large breasts is macromastia or breast hypertrophy. Some women experience a rapid expansion of the breast tissues, others a slow, steady gain over many years. Breast growth is most common during puberty or pregnancy.
Breasts come in many shapes and sizes. Many of our breast reduction patients know their breasts are large but aren’t sure exactly where they fall on the spectrum of breast size. Large breasts are prized and sought after by many women, but how large is too large?
Since cup size is highly subjective, there isn’t a clear line for dividing moderately sized breasts from oversized ones. We tell our patients to go by feel. Do your breasts feel too large for your body or lifestyle? Do you like your look or do you feel embarrassed by your breast size? Do your breasts cause pain or discomfort?
Large breasts can cause many symptoms ranging from back pain to difficulty exercising. If you have large breasts and regularly experience symptoms on this list, it may be worth exploring breast reduction. Come in for a consultation and discuss your options with us.
- Shoulder, neck, or back pain
- Difficulty exercising
- Unwanted attention directed at your breasts
- Sleep disturbances
- Poor posture
- Bra strap grooves or indentations on the shoulders
- Rashes under or between the breasts
How much breast is too much? We don’t have an easy answer for you, but if you feel you might have an excess, let’s talk. Call us for a consultation at 561-503-2700.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation
What do your ideal breasts look like? As you prepare to meet with us, think about your goals for your breast appearance and quality of life. We need to know exactly what you want to help you achieve it.
We take our time with each consultation, partnering with our patients and working together to achieve a beautiful result. Get ready for a lot of information and patient education. We want you to be informed and actively involved in your procedure.
If you have questions about breast reduction, write them down. We love when patients bring a list of questions with them and we’ll take the time to answer every single one. As you browse our before and after galleries of breast reduction patients, make note of results you love, especially if the patient has a similar body type. Photos are one of the best ways to communicate desired aesthetic outcomes.
What Happens During a Breast Reduction Surgery?
On surgery day, you’ll arrive at the facility and will check-in. Dr. Farber will meet with you in pre-op, answering final questions and calming any last-minute nerves before surgery. We also have our patients meet their anesthesiologist. We find that patients have many questions about anesthesia and meeting with their anesthesiologist before surgery makes the process less intimidating.
Excess breast tissue, skin, and fatty tissue is removed and the breasts are lifted and shaped. The nipple and areola are often repositioned and resized. Breast reduction surgery does not ony reduce the overall size of the breast but also improves the shape of the breast.
Schedule a Consultation
There are numerous associated benefits with taking your physical appearance into your hands. Confidence and comfort within yourself are essential to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Change is beneficial, but not necessarily an easy decision to make.
If you are ready to explore changing some aspects of yourself with a trusted plastic surgeon, reach out to us at Farber Plastic Surgery. We can have an informal phone or email discussion, or you can schedule an appointment to meet the team and discuss what comes next for you.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you become the best version of yourself you can be!
Recovery After Breast Reduction
A few hours after your procedure, you’ll be ready to return home. A trusted family member or friend can pick you up and care for you at home. You’ll need someone to drive you and won’t be able to take a taxi. Many of our patients choose to hire one of our highly skilled post-op nurses. They’ll take you home
We’ll provide detailed recovery instructions and are available to answer questions or address concerns.
- Don’t Smoke– Smoking can cause severe complications after breast reduction surgery. We instruct our patients to stop smoking at least three weeks before surgery and throughout the recovery process.
- Avoid Certain Medications– We provide our patients with a list of medications to avoid before and after surgery. These include aspirin and ibuprofen (and any medications that contain them), anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-coagulants, and vitamin E taken internally. If you use these or any medications currently, let Dr. Farber know.
- Eat Healthy Foods– We recommend a low-sodium diet with lots of fruits and vegetables after breast reduction surgery.
You’ll come into our office several times during recovery for a quick post-op check. Dr. Farber will assess healing and answer any questions. He’ll also let you know when you can safely resume activities, including work, exercise, and sexual activity.
Call our friendly staff in Boca Raton, FL at 561-503-2700 or leave us a message through our website today to discuss how a breast reduction can relieve physical and emotional discomfort. We’re happy to answer any questions and even schedule your consultation.
Breast Reduction FAQs
The cost of your breast reduction in Boca Raton, FL depends on a case-to-case basis. The factors that influence your cost mainly include the extent of the surgery to revise the shape and size of your breasts. Dr. Farber and our medical team can provide you with a breakdown of costs after having an initial consultation with you. This helps you plan your surgery according to your finances. Once you have the information, you can also consider options to help with your goals.
You can combine your breast reduction with a to enhance your results. This is especially true if your breasts appear saggy or wrinkly along with their large size. Breast reduction removes the breast tissue or fat to make your breasts more proportionate to your figure, whereas breast lift eliminates excess skin and lifts drooping muscles to give your breasts a perkier look.
In many cases, both techniques are combined for significant enhancements. After a detailed consultation with Dr. Farber, you can get further suggestions about combining both approaches for your aesthetic goals.
Each patient reacts to breast reduction according to their own physiology. Typically, it may take 2 to 6 weeks for you to initially recover from your breast reduction surgery. Depending upon the type of work that you do, you may resume your professional duties in 2 to 3 weeks. Some residual swelling and bruising may remain after this period, but it typically subsides in the following weeks.
After your breast reduction, you need to sleep on your back with your head elevated by pillows in the weeks following your surgery. This prevents your incisions from getting harmed and adds to your comfort. You typically need to follow this practice for at least 2 to 3 weeks following surgery. Dr. Farber can suggest methods such as support pillows that can assist you during this process.
Typically, you may not need breast implants after breast reduction. But if you want to revise your breast shape further than the extent of breast reduction surgery, you may opt for breast implants that suit your aesthetic goals. You can also undergo this process years after your breast reduction surgery.
Before your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Farber and our medical team will provide you with a list of instructions that help you prepare for the procedure according to your health and lifestyle. This typically involves the following:
- Take 1 to 2 weeks off work, according to the type of work you do
- Quit smoking a few weeks before and after your surgery
- Make sure a friend and family member can drive you home following surgery
- Take some lab tests to ensure that you are in good health
- Stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, to avoid complications during surgery