What symptoms can a Breast Reduction treat?
Living with breasts that are too large can cause an array of both physiological and psychological symptoms. If you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms, undergoing breast reduction surgery in Layton, UT might be the solution for you.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder grooves caused by the bra straps
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits
Breast reduction surgery can help to alleviate many of these symptoms, while at the same time providing a significant cosmetic benefit for patients in Salt Lake City & Layton, Utah. The goal of breast reduction is to reduce the weight of the breasts. The reduced breast weight is achieved by the removal of breast tissue and excess skin as necessary to create lighter breasts with an improved breast shape.
Where are the scars placed for a Breast Reduction?
Several techniques can be used during breast reduction surgery in Layton, UT, including “classic” techniques, “short scar” techniques and liposuction. The major difference between the classic and short scar techniques is the length and orientation of the scars on the breast. The major advantage of the classic techniques is the versatility and consistency of results at the expense of slightly longer scars.
Dr. Yates in Layton, Utah has vast experience and training in all of these breast reduction techniques. He prefers short breast scars whenever possible without compromising on shape or safety. Dr. Yates will discuss which scar pattern would be best for you at the time of your breast reduction consultation.
Anchor Scar Pattern “Classic” Technique
Vertical or “Short Scar” Technique
Breast Reduction Surgery FAQs
How a breast reduction is performed depends on which technique is used, which is individualized to the patient. Liposuction breast reduction alone can be used if the nipple position has minimal droop, there is minimal skin excess, and the breast tissue is not too dense. Liposuction breast reduction is what is referred to as “scarless breast reduction“. Few patients are ideal candidates. A small cannula is placed through tiny incisions, and the fatty components of the breast tissue is removed through liposuction.
Liposuction with a breast lift/ skin tightening procedure is another option for some patients. The advantage is less disruption of deep tissues and greater artistic control of the breast for the surgeon.
For most Salt Lake City, Utah patients, classical breast reduction with direct removal of skin and tissue excess is performed. The nipple remains attached to a portion of breast tissue which is moved to a higher position on the breast. Much of the breast tissue is removed and the remaining tissue is reshaped. It is important that the blood supply to the nipple be maintained during the operation. For this reason, Dr. Yates does not perform this procedure on smokers, in whom blood supply is diminished. Smokers must be completely nicotine and cigarette free for six weeks before the operation.
Breast reduction is performed in either an inpatient operating room, outpatient operating room or even in Dr. Yates AAAASF certified clinic operating room. Most of our cases are in our in-office operating room. Breast reduction used to require a 1-3 night stay in the hospital and often a blood transfusion. This is no longer the case and is routinely done on an outpatient basis. Improved technique including very little blood loss and improved nausea treatment have allowed this.
The fees associated with breast reduction surgery in Layton, UT include 1) surgeon’s fees, 2) anesthesia fees, and 3) facility fees. As Dr. Yates has an in-office operating suite in Utah, the facility fee is minimal. This is a cost-saving directly to the patient. For a list of the costs of common procedures performed by Dr. Yates click here.
After undergoing breast reduction surgery in Layton, UT, you will be given antibiotics to prevent infection and medications for pain and nausea. There will be discomfort for the first few days after the breast reduction procedure. Generally, drains are not placed. Your activity will be limited for six weeks. You may return to desk work as soon as you feel able, usually 2-5 days. You may resume moderate lifting at three weeks and may return to the gym at six weeks. You will be given a supportive bra which will be used for six weeks.
Breast reduction surgery removes a significant amount of the breast tissue involved in lactation which can impair breastfeeding. The techniques Dr. Yates generally use maintains a significant amount of glandular tissue and many, but not all, Utah patients are successful at breastfeeding.
If future nursing is a critical aspect of the procedure, liposuction with or without skin tightening may be the best choice.
As with any surgery, there are possible risks and complications. As a perfectionist, Dr. Yates takes every precaution to prevent these.
Breast Reduction Testimonial
"Dr. Yates has made my life so much easier. He did such a great job on my breast reduction and his staff is so efficient and caring. After I get all of my weight off, I will be back for the rest of an “uplifting” experience."
"I recently had a breast reduction and lift performed by Dr. York Yates. I absolutely love the results. My experience with his practice has surpassed my expectations. I strongly recommend him to others."
Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
Procedure: Breast Reduction
Before and one year after breast reduction. The technique was a superiomedial pedicle, anchor scar pattern breast reduction. The weight removed was 392 grams on the right and 472 grams on the left. View More.
Schedule Breast Reduction Surgery in Layton, UT
If you're interested in getting breast reduction surgery, please call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. York Yates at 801.525.8741 to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, you can reach out online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you to address your concerns!