Kansas City Breast Reduction
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
The “reduction mammoplasty,” or breast reduction procedure, is performed to improve body contours and increase overall body proportions by decreasing the size of the breasts. In order to do this some breast fat, skin, and tissue is removed.
What many people don’t realize is that breast reduction surgery is also done to alleviate back, shoulder, and neck pain. The weight of large breasts can put a strain on the muscles in your neck, shoulder, and back. Don’t let the uncomfortable weight of your breasts impair your ability to live an active life and hinder your self-confidence!
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Breast reduction surgery is a highly personal decision, and it should be done to improve your personal goals, as well as your own emotional and physical health, not to comply with someone else’s desires.
Considering breast reduction in Kansas City? Schedule a consultation online, or call Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722. Dr. Rast and his highly trained team in Kansas City will walk you through every step of the procedure and answer your questions to make sure we meet your body image goals.
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If you are interested in undergoing breast reduction or other breast enhancement surgery in Kansas City, you will begin with a consultation with Dr. Rast. During this consultation, you’ll be asked many questions to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. You and Dr. Rast will also discuss your health history, likely outcome, and potential risks. Lab testing and age-appropriate mammograms are completed as part of procedure preparation. Your breast reduction procedure will be performed at a licensed surgical center in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
How do I know whether I’m a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
To ensure successful healing, we recommend that candidates be nonsmokers who are in generally good health. Good candidates should have positive outlooks, with specific and realistic goals about their results.
How long will my recovery last?
Following Dr. Rast’s instructions is an essential step to a successful recovery. You will need a trusted loved one to drive you to and from the surgery, as well as stay with you throughout the first night. Discomfort is common following a breast reduction procedure, and pain relievers will be prescribed.
An elastic bandage or surgical bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Initial wound healing may take between 5 and 10 days, at which point you should be ready to return to work and other everyday activities. Intimate activity involving the breasts may be resumed within 4 to 6 weeks.
What are the long-term effects of breast reduction surgery?
The results of your breast reduction will be long-lasting. Your new breast size will alleviate the pain and physical limitations associated with oversized breasts.
Your better-proportioned figure will likely enhance your self-image and boost your personal confidence.
Will my new breasts last forever?
Over time, factors such as weight fluctuations, hormones, and gravity can affect the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. By maintaining a stable weight, your breast reduction should last for many years.
Plastic Surgery Certifications and Professional Societies
American Board of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society, President 2013