Breast Reduction in Melbourne, FL
If you have naturally large breasts, you may know from personal experience that bigger is not always better. Back pain, bruising from bra straps and neck pain are just some of the problems that are caused by overly large breasts. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers breast reduction and other types of breast enhancement for women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a type of plastic surgery that reduces the size of your breasts by removing excess breast tissue, skin, and fat. Having smaller breasts has many secondary benefits, such as reducing neck and back pain and allowing you to wear clothing and bras that fit better. You also feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance because your breasts are more in proportion with your body.
Are you a man with enlarged breasts? Breast reduction can also be performed on men who have a condition known as gynecomastia.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery will:
- Improve the proportions between your breasts and body
- Help you feel more confident and comfortable with your breast size
- Allow you to wear a wider variety of clothing
- Make your bras fit better
- Reduce physical symptoms caused by overly large breasts
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Breast Reduction?
The most important consideration for breast reduction surgery is to have realistic expectations of the surgery. Dr. Castellon explains how the procedure will change your breast shape and size. Many women go through a transitional period after the surgery because the size of their breasts has always been a part of their femininity, so Dr. Castellon will provide the support and encouragement you need to feel confident about your decision.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Breast Reduction?
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, meet with Dr. Castellon. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, he is able to explain the surgery as well as recovery and long-term results.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is performed at a surgery center that is fully staffed with anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, and other medical professionals to support Dr. Castellon before, during and after the procedure. You should have someone drive you to and from the center. You will spend time in a pre-surgery area before being taken into the operating room. After the procedure, we monitor you for a few hours in the recovery area before you are released to go home.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Breast Reduction?
Most breast reduction surgeries take about two hours. Your procedure may take less time if Dr. Castellon can achieve the desired results with liposuction.
What Should I Expect After My Breast Reduction?
You will be tired for the first 24 to 48 hours, so you should plan to rest at home. Your activities should be limited for at least three weeks to allow for proper healing. Dr. Castellon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and provide guidance on your activity level.
Will I Have Scars From My Breast Reduction?
The incisions for your surgery are made in locations where the scars are the least visible. As the incisions heal, the scars will appear pinkish and thick. Over the first six to 12 months, the scars will soften and fade. Scarring will be visible upon close inspection, but are not obvious.
When Will I See Full Results of My Breast Reduction?
Your breasts will have a new shape and size immediately after the procedure. Full results can take six months to one year.
How Long Will the Results of Breast Reduction Last?
For most women, the results of breast reduction surgery are permanent. Some women do develop new breast tissue and may require a second surgery should the breasts become too large. Dr. Castellon will determine the likelihood of needing a second surgery during your consultation.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Melbourne?
Medical insurance does not cover the cost of breast reduction surgery. After your consultation, we will have the information we need to provide a detailed cost of your surgery. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your breast reduction, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Do you suffer from neck and back pain or feel embarrassed by your large breasts? Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of your breasts and gives them a more pleasing shape. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers breast reduction surgery for women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.