Breast Reduction

Women with overly large breasts often suffer from physical pain and emotional stress that significantly impacts the quality of their lives. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park performs breast reduction surgery in Rocky Mount to help women from Greenville, Raleigh, Wilson, Murfreesboro, Goldsboro, and other nearby cities feel more comfortable and confident.

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that involves removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. While Dr. Park performs breast lift surgery with similar incision patterns, it only involves removing excess skin.

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Who Is a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you experience physical discomfort because of having overly large breasts or want breasts that are more proportional to your body, breast reduction is an excellent solution. Good breast reduction candidates are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight. They also have realistic expectations about the procedure’s results and can take the time necessary to heal.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Women who undergo breast reduction surgery are some of our most satisfied patients. The benefits of a successful breast reduction procedure include:

Relief from physical discomfort: Large breasts can cause significant pain. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate issues such as chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain by reducing the weight and size of the breasts.

Improved posture: Heavy and oversized breasts can contribute to poor posture and unnatural spine curvature. By reducing breast size, the surgery can help improve posture and reduce strain on the back and shoulders.

Enhanced physical activity: Women with excessively large breasts may find engaging in physical activities or exercise challenging due to discomfort and restricted movement. Breast reduction surgery can enable individuals to participate more comfortably in sports, exercise, and other physical activities.

Clothing options: Large breasts limit clothing options and make it difficult to find properly fitting bras. Breast reduction surgery creates a more balanced and proportional figure, allowing you to wear a broader range of clothing styles and sizes.

Boost in self-confidence: Some individuals with large breasts feel self-conscious about their appearance.

Improved quality of life: By addressing the physical and emotional discomfort associated with large breasts, breast reduction surgery can improve the overall quality of life.

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Dr. Frederick K. Park Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

With more than 30 years of experience providing the highest quality aesthetic care at his Rocky Mount practice, Dr. Park is the choice of women and men considering plastic surgery from Greenville, Raleigh, and throughout North Carolina.

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How Much Does Reduction Surgery Cost in Rocky Mount, NC? 

The cost of breast reduction varies depending on the procedure’s complexity, whether it’s combined with another breast enhancement procedure, and your surgeon’s expertise and experience. The best way to determine the price of your breast reduction is by scheduling a private consultation with Dr. Park.

Financing Options

It’s easy for qualified patients to finance their procedures through CareCredit®, which offers attractive payment plans for women and men choosing elective cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments.

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Dr. Park’s Approach:

“The classic pattern of scarring includes scars around the nipple-areolar complex, a vertical scar on the front of the breast, and a horizontal scar under the breast of various lengths. For the breast reduction patient, these scars tend to be insignificant compared to the improvement in shape and relief of symptoms they enjoy after surgery.”

What Is Breast Reduction Recovery Like? 

Breast reduction recovery is like healing after a breast lift. Many women can return to work 1 or 2 weeks after the procedure and resume regular exercise routines in about 4 to 6 weeks. Although your recovery time may vary depending on how complex your procedure is, general recovery milestones include the following:

  • Swelling and bruising: Swelling and bruising typically peak 3 to 5 days after surgery and gradually diminish over the next few weeks.
  • Pain: You will likely feel mild to moderate pain that peaks within 3 to 5 days. Prescription pain medication helps manage soreness and discomfort.
  • Incisions: We change dressings the day after your surgery and instruct patients to wait a few more days before taking a shower. You should gently pat your incisions dry afterward. Do not bathe or swim until the incisions are fully healed.
  • Surgical bra: You’ll wear a special compression bra around the clock to minimize swelling and support your breasts.
  • Exercise: Walking around the house promotes blood circulation. However, wait 4 to 6 weeks before resuming strenuous and upper body exercises.
  • Breast appearance: Your breasts may appear uneven and swollen initially, but they will gradually take their final shape over the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns during recovery. 

Meet With Dr. Park

If you’re looking for a breast reduction specialist in Raleigh, Greenville, or anywhere else in North Carolina, you can request a consultation with Dr. Park at our Rocky Mount location by using the online form. Or give us a call at (252) 937-5003 to schedule an appointment.

Breast Reduction FAQ

Will I have visible scars after surgery?

You will have scars. Breast reduction scars, in most cases, fade and flatten over time. Most women believe that physical and emotional relief and leading a more active lifestyle are worth having scars.

How long will the results of my breast reduction last?

You should be able to enjoy your smaller, reshaped breasts for about 10 to 15 years, although eventually, gravity and aging will cause breasts to sag.

How painful is breast reduction surgery?

While you can expect some pain and swelling after breast reduction surgery, patients often describe it as moderate pain. It is usually well managed with pain medication.