Breast Reduction in Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers breast reduction to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, and surrounding areas.
What Is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to decrease large breasts that are disproportionate to a woman’s body and can cause physical pain. Breast reductions can alter the size and shape of large breasts, as well as ease associated conditions that include back, neck, and shoulder discomfort. Many breast reduction patients have also enjoyed increased physical activity, and less skin irritation, sagging, and stretched skin.
If you’re interested in a breast reduction, Dr. Richard A. Pecunia and his team of professionals in Hattiesburg can help. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Pecunia has performed countless breast reductions on women across the region, including residents of Forrest County and Lamar County. He will be happy to discuss all of your options during a one-on-one consultation.
How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?
Although reduction mammoplasty is an outpatient procedure, it is an extensive surgery with several incisions. The operation involves removing excess tissue and moving the tissue and the nipple to restore the shape of the breast. In doing so, the incisions and the nipple must be carefully monitored to ensure healing. Drains are usually placed to remove some of the excess fluid that can build up.
Dr. Pecunia performs his breast reduction surgeries under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes around two hours, depending on the size of the breasts.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
If the size of your breasts has caused you to experience any of the following problems, you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts
- Heavy, sagging breasts
- Breasts that are too large/disproportionate for your body size/frame
- Irritation and/or rash beneath your breasts
- Difficulty exercising or participating in physical activity because of the weight and size of the breasts
- One breast is noticeably larger than the other breast
Breast reduction risks are related to your overall health, age and, most importantly, smoking history since smoking may decrease the ability to heal. Dr. Pecunia and his staff will discuss this extensively and assist you in getting yourself in the best condition possible for surgery. We can even help with smoking cessation.
What Kind of Post-Operative Breast Reduction Care Can I Expect?
Patients who received a breast reduction with us have reported some swelling as well as numbness or sensitivity of the breasts. Dr. Pecunia provides a post-operative pain pump to give patients additional relief.
Once you are released from the hospital, you’ll be sent home wearing an elastic bandage that will be removed after two to three days. However, you’ll still be required to wear a surgical bra for about a month. While you’ll be able to return to work within two weeks of surgery, you’ll want to refrain from any heavy lifting for up to four weeks to avoid straining the breasts.
What Are the Typical Results of a Breast Reduction?
Following breast reduction surgery, patients are finally relieved of constant neck and back pain and the inability to find clothes that fit properly. The embarrassment of overly large breasts is gone, and women are excited about their new look. While there can be minimal scarring, the marks fade with time.
What Are Hattiesburg Breast Reduction Costs?
Because each surgery is specific to the patient’s needs and goals, prices will vary. Call our office today to set up a personal consultation with Dr. Pecunia, who will discuss Hattiesburg breast reduction prices with you. Before he creates an individual treatment plan, Dr. Pecunia will listen to all of your desires and concerns.
Dr. Richard Pecunia offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, Laurel, Meridian, and The Pine Belt. Contact the Dr. Richard Pecunia office today to schedule your breast reduction consultation!