Breast Reduction in Scottsdale

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Having large breasts is not always a good thing. In fact, overly large breasts can do a number on your body, causing chronic back pain, affecting your posture, limiting your physical activities, and even worsening self-esteem issues. Among the top plastic surgeons in her field, Dr. Bash has 25 years of experience and a true dedication for helping you achieve your ideal body image.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery


Though many people want to increase their breast size, breast reduction surgery can actually increase your quality of life if you have overly large or sagging breasts. Some little-known benefits that accompany a breast reduction may include:

  • Pain alleviation in your back, shoulders, neck, and joints
  • Stress relief on your joints, which reduces your risk for developing arthritis
  • Reduction in skin irritation, abrasions, and rashes caused by bra straps digging into your shoulders
  • Enhanced body image
  • Improved posture
  • Ability to lead a more active lifestyle
  • Better fit in clothes

How a breast reduction works


A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a form of plastic surgery that removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve your ideal breast size. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bash will examine the size and shape of your breasts and the sizes of your areolas. Depending on your desired reduction amount and other deciding factors, Dr. Bash will determine which breast surgery technique is the best for your situation.

After Dr. Bash has removed excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. As a result, the breasts will not only be smaller, but lifted as well. The areola, which in large breasts usually has been stretched, is reduced in size and the skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sometimes breast reduction surgery is covered by insurance—you are welcome to call the office to see if you might meet criteria for insurance coverage and Dr. Bash will help refer you to someone in your insurance network.

What to Expect

Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be covered with gauze and supported with a surgical support bra or Ace Bandage. Small tubes may be placed at the incision sites to drain any excess blood or fluid, but those will be removed usually in one day. You may take a shower the day after your surgery. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks, but you will be able to move around normally as long as you limit strenuous exercise and lifting. The results from a breast reduction should be long lasting. Once corrected, the breasts should remain relatively stable, assuming weight does not fluctuate greatly.

Surgery Risks

Significant complications from a breast reduction are infrequent, but may include:

  • Reduced sensitivity or loss of sensation in the nipples
  • Breast asymmetry or irregularities
  • Uneven areolas
  • Difficulty or inability with breast-feeding
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to surgical materials
  • Damage to the blood supply of the nipple or areola (rare)
  • Thick, wide scars resulting from poor healing (rare)

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Deborah Bash MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery Scottsdale AZ
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Scottsdale, AZ 85254. View Map
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