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Breast Reduction in Port St. Lucie, FL

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Oversized breasts can cause social and functional problems for women. In addition, overly large and unbalanced breasts can create self-image issues and embarrassment, as well as physical pain. Dr. S. Darrell Lee is a plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie, FL who helps countless women rebuild their confidence and enjoy an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic surgery at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller size. This surgery also reduces the size of the nipples and repositions them so they look natural with the new breast size. In most cases, a breast lift is performed to give a tighter and youthful appearance.

Ideal Candidates

If you have oversized breasts that get in the way of daily life, breast reduction surgery may be a good option to attain the shape you desire. This surgery is an effective procedure for women who have anxiety or cannot lead an active life because of the size of their breasts. If you also suffer from ongoing skin irritations (as well as neck pain), this surgery can reduce these annoyances. It is important patients are at a healthy weight, and find an experienced surgeon like Dr. Lee who understands their aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to produce a natural appearance.

Surgical Technique

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient treatment and is performed with general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is dependent upon a few factors, including what incision method is used, the overall technique, and finally, the degree of reduction. The nipple and areola repositioning will also be a factor. In most cases, liposuction is needed for fat removal to decrease the breast size. During the consultation, all of these factors are addressed with Dr. Lee. Potential scarring is also thoroughly discussed as it is common to occur. However, advanced methods have led to a decrease in overall scarring. Depending on the complexity of the reduction, either an anchor or a vertical incision will be used. The breast tissue will be removed, and the remaining tissue and skin will be tightened.

What to Expect

After surgery, patients will be observed closely in our private recovery area and then released home to heal. A draining tube will most likely be placed near the surgical site to help control fluid accumulation. A medical sports bra will be provided for several days that will improve blood flow to the breasts during the initial healing period. Within about a month, the breasts will settle and the post-op effects will fade away. The majority of our patients at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center remark that they feel much lighter and more self-assured. After breast reduction surgery, you can buy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new look. Remember, it is still important to stay at a healthy weight so the results are not negatively impacted.

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Smaller Breasts, Larger Life

Dr. Lee has helped countless women to reclaim their health and enjoy a fuller life with breast reduction surgery. During your first visit at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Lee will discuss all of the options to reach your desired outcome and create a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. We invite you to call our practice in Port St. Lucie or Jupiter, FL to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment. We serve patients from all over the area, including, Vero Beach, Palm City, and Stuart, FL.

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