Breast reduction surgery is performed to provide the patient with a smaller breast size and a more attractive contour that better matches their overall body structure. At Colorado Plastic Surgery Center, Denver breast surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich combines his artistic skill and expertise with his warm and caring manner to provide each of his patients with an individualized experience that delivers exceptional results and helps them to rediscover their self-confidence.
If you have overly large breasts, you may be suffering from one or more of the following side effects:
- Breathing problems
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Poor posture
- Indents from bra straps
- Chafing under the breasts
The Breast Reduction Procedure
In most cases, breast reduction surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Excess fatty tissue and skin are removed, and the areolas (pigmented areas surrounding the nipples) and nipples are relocated to a higher position on the breasts.
Dr. Slenkovich uses a limited-scarring technique in the majority of the breast reduction procedures he performs. This often eliminates the long scars that remain under the breasts following a breast reduction.
Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery
Once the breast reduction surgery is completed, you will be fitted with a special bra or dressing that helps to hold the breasts symmetrically as healing begins. The initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication and usually subsides gradually over the first few days. After 7-10 days, the patient may resume light activities. Scars typically fade over a six to twelve month period.
Dr. Slenkovich possesses the experience and credentials that have enabled him to continually perform successful and satisfying Denver cosmetic surgery procedures at his Colorado cosmetic surgery practice. His dedication to each of his patients and his warm and caring nature, enable him to build lasting relationships with his patients that are based on honesty, trust and communication.
If you are considering a breast reduction, please view the following information to help you make an informed decision:
- Breast reduction consultation process
- Breast reduction follow-up care
- Breast reduction and insurance
- Common questions about breast reduction
- Is breast reduction right for me?