Breast reduction is a surgical procedure for reducing the size of breasts by removing excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue. The purpose is to achieve a more proportionate profile for women with oversized breasts, as well as resolve issues such as neck and back pain and posture problems.
Large, heavy breasts can cause pain, self-consciousness and low self-esteem. If your breasts are preventing you from leading your best life, Dr. Larson's Tucson breast reduction may be in your best interest.
It’s common for women with large breasts to feel weighed down by their chests – both literally and figuratively. By removing a precise amount of excess tissue, Dr. Larson can sculpt breasts that are still feminine and beautiful – but much easier to manage.
After a breast reduction with Dr. Larson, you can expect a chest that is:
Dr. Larson's Tucson breast reduction is one of his popular procedures – and it tends to have a very high satisfaction rate among our clients.
Our patients routinely report the following benefits:
Your Tucson breast reduction will be done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep and unable to feel any pain or discomfort. Dr. Larson will use one of three techniques for your procedure:
The anchor is the standard breast reduction technique. As the most invasive method, it involves one or more incisions around the nipple, down the front of the breast and along the breast crease. After the excess tissue is removed, the skin underneath the breast is sewn together and the incisions closed. It tends to be best for our Tucson clients with extremely large breasts, as it allows for maximum tissue and skin removal.
The vertical technique involves an incision around the nipple and down the front of the breast. After the excess tissue is removed, Dr. Larson will reposition the nipples higher on the breasts, which will create a perkier, more youthful appearance.
It’s a popular option among our Tucson clients because it allows for significant tissue removal, but is associated with a smaller scar than the anchor. It’s ideal for women who need a moderate reduction in breast size. The incisions are identical to those used for what is called the “lollipop technique” when a breast lift is being performed, because of the lollipop shape of the incisions.
The scarless breast reduction is done with liposuction and, despite the name, it is actually “virtually scarless,” meaning that the resulting scars are basically undetectable once they have healed. This is because the liposuction technique involves only two to three very tiny incisions—about ¼ inch each—and they are hidden in the armpit or breast crease. Through that opening, Dr. Larson will insert a cannula to gently break up and remove volume. This procedure has beautiful reshaping benefits and is best for patients who suffer from fatty breast tissue – not glandular development.
A Tucson breast reduction is designed to remove unwanted volume, while a breast lift elevates and repositions sagging tissue. When the two procedures are combined, Dr. Larson is able to sculpt smaller breasts that are also perky and youthful.
In addition, he can reshape and reposition the areola for a comprehensive transformation. Because the breast is also lifted, the dual procedure may result in smaller scars.Learn more about your breast augmentation options here
Breast reduction surgery is a fairly common procedure, and Dr. Larson has performed many such successful procedures. But beyond the usual training for a cosmetic surgeon, he has done a great deal of advanced training in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, under some of most prestigious practitioner. This involves a much more in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the breast, so you can be confident in his ability to create an aesthetic outcome.
You will be sent home with gauze and steri-strips under a support bra. While Dr. Larson will give you individualized instructions, be aware of the following general points:
A cannula is a hollow, flexible surgical tube that can be inserted in the body to remove fluids or tissue.
Since a scarless breast reduction is performed using liposuction, it is for men and women who are having fatty tissue removed, rather than glandular tissue. A mammogram will be done to determine what kind of tissue would be involved and whether you are a candidate for the scarless technique.
Because there are a number of health reasons—such as shortness of breath, posture problems, and pain in the neck and back—rather than simply cosmetic reasons for having a breast reduction, the procedure may be covered by insurance. Once you have had your consultation with Dr. Larson and your treatment program is established, check with your insurance company.
The average cost of a breast reduction in the Tucson area is an average of $7,200, although it may be less or more. In many cases in which overlarge breasts are causing physical problems such as backache, neckache, or posture issues, your health insurance may cover some portion of the cost.
The length of the procedure, of course, depends on which technique is used and the amount of tissue being removed. It typically takes three to five hours and can be done on an outpatient basis.