Women seek breast reduction for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s a decision to end chronic back, neck and shoulder pain while others are weary of dealing with the unwanted attention often associated with full figures. Whatever the motivation, breast reduction in Omaha offers women much-needed relief from the physical and emotional challenges of having excessively large breasts.
The physicians at Aesthetic Surgical Images are among the most highly credentialed breast reduction surgeons in Omaha. Over the years, they have helped hundreds of women look and feel better through skilled, compassionate care.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Understanding Breast Reduction
In Omaha, breast reduction surgery reshapes the breasts to make them smaller, lighter and firmer. In your consultation, your physician will discuss your desired shape and size and perform an examination to determine the best way to achieve natural-looking results that are in better proportion to your body.
As with any type of surgery, it’s important to select a highly skilled physician with exceptional training. You can take comfort in knowing that all of our surgeons are highly-qualified and our facility is fully accredited. At Aesthetic Surgical Images, our philosophy is to provide patients with an experience, not just an operation, so delivering excellent results in a safe, comfortable atmosphere is our highest priority.
Breast Reduction: Surgery for Teens
Your Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction surgery is a two-hour procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. During surgery, incisions are made around the nipple, vertically down the breast, and along the breast fold, similar to an anchor shape. Then, excess tissue, fat and skin are removed, and the breast is lifted and tightened. The areola, the pigmented skin around the nipple, is also reduced and elevated. Scars from breast reduction surgery are well concealed and typically fade nicely over time.
For women who want a more slender look overall, our physicians frequently perform liposuction during breast reduction surgery to remove fat on the other parts of the body.
To learn more about the benefits of this procedure, spend some time reading through answers to our patients’ most Frequently Asked Questions.
Breast Size After Surgery
Enjoying Your Results
“I wish I would have done this sooner!” This is what most of our patients say after surgery. No longer hindered by the size and weight of their breasts, women are inspired to get back into the physical and social activities they once avoided. Visit our before & after photo gallery to see the difference breast reduction has made for our patients.
Breast Reduction FAQs
The majority of stitches do not need to be removed. A few external stitches may be present and will be removed in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Bruising is normally gone in two weeks after your operation. Approximately 80% of your swelling will be gone in 3-4 weeks after surgery. The last 20% will gradually subside over the next few months. The scarring associated with the surgery normally fades over a period of 12-24 months.
General anesthesia will be used. It will be administered by an anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in anesthesia
Breast reduction surgery is highly effective in relieving the problems of neck, back and shoulder pain. In addition to alleviating the added weight associated with large breasts, the operation will lift them and provide a more shapely and youthful appearance. The vast majority of our patients say “I wish I had done it sooner.”
Breast reduction surgery is commonly performed at Aesthetic Surgical Images. Our staff is very experienced in the individual needs and goals of women requesting this type of surgery. After being greeted by our staff, you will have a lengthy consultation with your surgeon who will explain the risks and benefits associated with this procedure, perform a physical examination and determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery. After the consultation and physical examination, your doctor will discuss with you how much breast weight will be removed.
After you are scheduled for surgery you will be given instructions regarding medications you should not take prior to surgery. These include aspirin or aspirin-containing compounds and ibuprofen. Other medications are listed and will be discussed by our nursing staff. You will be instructed not to smoke for at least two weeks before surgery and for at least two weeks after surgery. Approximately 1-2 weeks before surgery you will be scheduled for a preoperative visit. This is a good time to ask any additional questions you may have.
On the day of surgery you will arrive 60 to 90 minutes before your scheduled operation. You will visit with the anesthesiologist and will be given the opportunity to ask your doctor any additional questions.
A surgical support bra will be applied immediately following the surgery. Beneath the bra there may be some additional bandages. You will stay in our recovery area until you are fully recovered. You will then be allowed to go home with a companion who will spend the rest of the day and the night with you.
You will need an adult with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. If you live more than an hour from Omaha your physician will recommend you stay at a nearby hotel. You will return to our office the next day to be examined by either your surgeon or the physician’s assistant. The next follow up visit will be scheduled approximately one week after that.
During your preoperative visit you will be given specific instructions on your postoperative care. You will be asked not to lift anything over five pounds for two weeks and not to raise your elbows above your shoulders. You can still wash your hair and fix your hair, but high reaching will be discouraged. You will also be requested not to do any heavy lifting for up to four weeks. Other details regarding your postoperative care will be discussed by your doctor.
Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery often tell us they can feel relief from neck and back pain the very next day. Most women can resume work approximately 1-2 weeks after a reduction. Aerobic activities may need to be deferred for 4-6 weeks postoperatively. Most of the sutures will be absorbable but some may need to be removed after about a week. You will wear the support bra from surgery for several weeks. Swelling and discoloration around the incisions generally subside in a few days. Temporary changes in sensation of the nipples and skin is normal, and will improve with time. Since incisions are usually made around and below the nipple, scars should not be noticeable even in low-cut clothing.
Patient Testimonial: Colette
Taking The Next Step
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001 to learn more about this procedure.