Breast Reduction Minneapolis

If your breasts are disproportionately large, they can cause dissatisfaction with your overall appearance. Overly large breasts can also contribute to chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as skin irritation. You may even find that your exercise or daily activities are limited by the size of your breasts.

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Breast reduction at our Minneapolis clinic can lessen the embarrassment, inconvenience, and discomfort caused by large breasts. Thanks to Dr. Gregory Mesna’s top-quality surgical techniques, you can enjoy a more proportionate figure and a more active, healthy life. To learn more about breast reduction, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

In order to determine your candidacy for breast reduction surgery, Dr. Mesna will perform a thorough examination and evaluation. For best results, he encourages patients to be an active participant in their treatment and to thoroughly understand the procedure. During your appointment, you will discuss your expectations and cosmetic goals, and Dr. Mesna will take detailed photos and measurements of your breasts to plan your surgery.

Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. The most common surgical technique involves three incisions: one around the areola, a vertical incision leading from the nipple to the breast crease, and an incision across the bottom of the breast. In some cases, Dr. Mesna can perform the procedure using only one or two incisions. Regardless of the specific incision pattern he chooses is best for you, Dr. Mesna will exercise extreme precision to minimize the appearance of scarring.

Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Mesna will remove excess fat, skin, and breast tissue, and reshape the remaining tissue for a more even, proportionate appearance. If your breast size is due largely to fatty deposits, he may perform liposuction to enhance your surgical results. If needed, the doctor will remove and reposition the areola and nipple to a higher position on the breast. They will typically remain attached to the underlying tissue so that you will retain sensation in these areas. He may also reduce the size of the areolas by removing tissue from their perimeters. Dr. Mesna will then close up the incisions using sutures or surgical tape.

Recovery and Effects

Following breast reduction surgery, you should wear a well-fitting sports bra or compression bandage to encourage even contouring, and avoid strenuous physical activities for several weeks. Dr. Mesna will advise you on when you can return to work and resume your regular exercise routine. It is normal to experience some discomfort and swelling, which can be minimized with prescribed or over-the-counter medication. You may also experience some temporary loss of sensation in your nipples and breasts, but this should return within a few weeks or months.

The effects of your breast reduction procedure will be immediately noticeable and will improve with recovery. Your breasts may be smaller, firmer, and more proportionate. You may also notice an increase in your overall physical comfort, activity level, and self-confidence. Without significant weight variation, the effects of a breast reduction procedure should last for years. However, as you age, your breasts will naturally change shape, so you may want to consider a breast lift in the future.

Financing Options

A breast reduction procedure has enormous health benefits, reducing physical discomfort and enabling you to live a more active lifestyle. Because the surgery is not purely cosmetic, your insurance company may cover the cost of your procedure. At Mesna Plastic Surgery, we are happy to file the necessary paperwork and work closely with your health care provider to maximize your benefits.

Schedule a Consultation

Breast reduction can have life-changing results, giving you the freedom and confidence that you may never have thought possible. To learn more about breast reduction surgery and to find out if it is a good option for you, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today. 

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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