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Restore Your Balanced Proportions

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size and reshaping the breasts to achieve a more proportional silhouette. It involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, resulting in breasts that are smaller, firmer, and more lifted. This procedure can alleviate the physical discomfort and emotional distress often associated with overly large breasts, such as self-consciousness, difficulty finding well-fitting clothing, and limitations in physical activity.

During the procedure, our surgeons carefully consider your anatomical features and aesthetic goals to tailor the surgery to your unique needs. Various techniques may be used, including traditional surgical approaches or newer, minimally invasive methods, depending on factors such as breast size, shape, and skin elasticity. While breast reduction procedures in Washington, DC, are often pursued by individuals experiencing physical symptoms such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, they can also significantly enhance overall self-confidence and quality of life.

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Benefits of Breast Reduction:

  • Alleviates physical discomfort and pain
  • Improves posture and reduces strain on the back, neck, and shoulders
  • Enhances mobility and participation in physical activities
  • Reduces skin irritation, rashes, and other related skin problems
  • Resolves asymmetry between breasts
  • Improves ability to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Boosts self-confidence and body image
  • Expands clothing options and improves fit
  • Reduces the need for excessive bra support
  • Enhances ability to perform daily tasks without discomfort or restriction
  • Enhances overall quality of life

What Happens During the Breast Reduction Consultation?

During your breast reduction consultation, you’ll meet with our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, who will assess your medical history, physical health, and aesthetic goals. They will engage in an open discussion to understand your concerns regarding breast size, shape, and desired outcomes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, express any fears or uncertainties, and understand the procedure.

Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan will conduct a thorough examination of your breasts, evaluating factors such as skin elasticity, nipple position, and overall breast symmetry. They may also take measurements and photographs to aid in treatment planning. Together, you’ll collaborate to develop a personalized surgical plan that aligns with your expectations and needs. During the consultation for a breast reduction procedure in Washington, DC, our surgeons prioritize ensuring you feel confident and supported throughout the process.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You experience chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain attributed to the weight of your breasts.
  • You suffer from skin irritation, rashes, or indentations caused by bra straps.
  • You have difficulty finding bras and clothing that fit properly and comfortably.
  • You feel self-conscious or unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts.
  • You have difficulty participating in physical activities or exercise due to breast size.
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of breast reduction surgery.
  • You are in good overall health and do not have medical conditions that could impair healing.
  • You are a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after surgery to optimize healing.
patient with doctor during consult for breast reduction procedure in Washington, DC

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What Is Recovery from Breast Reduction Like?

After your breast reduction procedure in Washington, DC, you can expect a period of recovery during which your body adjusts to its new contours. Initially, you may experience side effects like swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing a surgical bra for support. It’s normal to feel fatigued and have restricted arm movement during the first few days, so it’s essential to rest and avoid strenuous activities.

Over the following weeks, you’ll gradually resume normal activities while following specific aftercare guidelines provided by our team. These guidelines may include wearing compression garments, avoiding lifting heavy objects, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress. While downtime varies for each individual, most people can return to work and light activities within one to two weeks, with full recovery typically taking several weeks to a few months. Our team is always available to address any concerns or questions you may have.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is a premier surgical practice led by Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, board-certified plastic surgeons dedicated to providing natural-looking aesthetic results. Our patients benefit from the combined expertise of two skilled surgeons who collaborate closely on most surgeries and treat every patient like family. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the operating room, with both partners readily available for follow-up appointments to accommodate your schedules. If you’re considering a breast reduction procedure in Washington, DC, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick or Dr. Hannan today.

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