Breast Reduction - St. Louis
Many women consider breast reduction surgery for years before undergoing the procedure. What we hear most often from patients is that they wish they had made the decision earlier. The physical, social and psychological impacts of large breasts can be overwhelming to patients. A breast reduction can help reduce neck, back, and shoulder pain while improving the fit of bras and other clothing. You can have comfort and renewed confidence in your appearance after breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery can also help adolescent girls feel more comfortable with their bodies, feel less self-conscious, and have their bodies match their chronological age.
What does the procedure entail?
Are there any alternatives?
What can I expect?
Who is a good candidate?
What is the cost for Breast Reduction?
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day. You’ll immediately be able to see the change. The incisions produced leave a scar around the areola, and down from the areola to the crease underneath the breast. There is a limited scar beneath the breast depending on how much excess skin there is. All stitches are dissolvable and drains are not needed.
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most powerful ways to instill confidence into a woman’s life where she no longer has to worry about what she is wearing, receive unwanted attention and suffer from neck and back pain.
Alternatives to breast reduction surgery are liposuction to the breasts and surrounding areas or wearing compressive garments.
Following the surgery, there is no limitation on range of motion of the arms or showering. You may drive and return to work within 24 hours. We recommend that you refrain from running, jogging or any strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks.
You may want to consider this procedure if:
You have back, neck, or shoulder pain due to large breasts; you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts; you have experienced rashes or chafing underneath your breasts, or you have difficulty finding bras or clothes to fit your figure.
The cost for breast reduction surgery usually falls within this range, however you will receive an exact cost when you meet with Dr. Gurley. This range is dependent upon these size of your breasts and the amount of liposuction that may need to accompany your reduction.
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Real Artistic Outcomes
Patients who see Dr. Gurley for breast reduction find a range of benefits from the procedure. Dr. Gurley lightens the weight of the breasts while repositioning and lifting them higher on the chest wall. This means your bra doesn’t have to work so hard. Patients are able to exercise with greater comfort and wear dresses, swimsuits and other clothing that did not fit well prior to surgery. Dr. Gurley will consult individually with you to find your perfect size.
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