You are the ideal candidate for Breast Reduction if:
- You have breasts that are too large for your body size.
- You experience medical problems including back, neck or shoulder pain due to heavy, sagging breasts.
A breast reduction can make a dramatic change in your appearance and self-image. Many patients find a new enjoyment in how they look in their clothes and a renewed interest in exercise and physical activity.
Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is performed in the surgery center under general anesthesia and usually takes from 2-4 hours. The procedure involves Dr. Thao making a short scar lolli-pop or an anchor-shaped incision around the dark area of the nipple extending downward and following the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. He then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and adjusts the nipple to its new position. The skin from each side is pulled down and around the areola, thereby reshaping the breast. Gauze dressings will be placed on your breasts and covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra. Discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
Your Private Consultation - Breast Reduction
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your breast reduction procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.
Breast reduction may be covered under your health insurance. Please contact your health insurance directly for breast reduction coverage information. During the breast reduction consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.