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If you are experiencing pain from larger breast size or are unhappy with the size of your chest, surgery may be viable way to improve your quality of life. Many people seek a breast reduction in Indiana to reduce the adverse health effects of a larger chest and live more comfortably and confidently.

Breast surgery refers to a procedure in which a plastic surgeon molds the tissue surrounding the pectoralis major muscle of the chest to achieve the patient’s desired look. Breast reduction involves the removal of some breast tissue, as well as any necessary re-shaping. If you are considering this surgery, learning more about the risks, benefits, and recovery process by speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon at The Centre, P.C.

Reasons for Breast Reduction

There are both medical and cosmetic reasons for pursuing breast reduction in Indiana. Some of the most common motivations include:

  • Chronic pain due to the increased weight of larger breasts can create stress on the body, sometimes leading to increased neck, back, or shoulder pain and nerve pain throughout the body.
  • Skin irritation resulting from increased breast size may lead to recurring rashes, redness, or itching under the breast tissue, causing discomfort.
  • Breast size may restrict movement during activities such as sports, exercise, or other physical tasks, making it difficult to live an active lifestyle.
  • Difficulty fitting into bras and other clothing can affect daily routines and self-esteem, and custom clothing option can be expensive.
  • Poor self-esteem related to dissatisfaction with one’s appearance can influence a person’s confidence and social life.

What to Expect from Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a major medical procedure requiring anesthesia, which carries certain risks. A surgeon at The Centre, P.C. in Indiana can review these risks with patients and answer any questions or concerns. The most common surgical risks include bleeding and infection, with milder risks including scarring, change or loss of sensation in the areolae (the area around the nipples), difficulty or inability to breastfeed, and asymmetry of breast size following the procedure.

Your surgeon may prescribe medication for pain and antibiotics to decrease your risk of infection following breast reduction surgery. Most people undergoing breast reduction surgery report that their breasts feel tender and sensitive, with temporary swelling and bruising lasting for the first few days following the procedure. Following surgery, your surgeon may recommend limiting physical activity for two to four weeks while the tissue heals, as well as avoiding underwire bras until wounds are adequately healed.

Breast Reduction Evaluation with an Indiana Surgeon

Before undergoing surgery, it is essential to meet with a plastic surgeon who will be attentive to your needs, goals, and health history. Our expert breast reduction surgeons will complete a full evaluation of your health and medical history, discuss your breast size and appearance goals, take photographs and measurements of your breasts, and provide detailed instructions for the surgery and recovery.

Reduction Mammoplasty Results

Successful breast reduction surgery in Indiana can alleviate or reverse some of the adverse health effects and lifestyle limitations caused by increased breast size. In addition, breast reduction may also improve self-image and overall health. Many patients experience a greater ability to participate in physical activity, as well as an increase in overall daily comfort.

Call to Discuss Breast Reduction with a Centre, P.C. Surgeon in Indiana

If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about breast reduction in Indiana, reach out to the team at The Centre, P.C. today. Our skilled surgeons are here to discuss your needs and help you meet your goals for a healthier, happier lifestyle. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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