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Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction 

A breast reduction is used to treat women with large breasts who want smaller breasts. In addition to decreasing the size of the breast, a breast reduction also will enhance the shape of your breasts by making them more round and lifted. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breast, lifts the breast to a more natural position on your chest, and elevates the nipple as well. Women with breasts too large for her body is called macromastia. This can lead to medical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. These symptoms are treated with a breast reduction surgery. Patient's who have breast reductions are some of the most satisfied patient's in Dr. Alex Colque's plastic surgery practice. Most patients will also find that they have improvements in exercise, wearing a bra and fitting into clothing as well as mobility. If you would like a reduction in your breast to achieve a more proportionate appearance of you body, please call cosmetic plastic surgeon Alex Colque, M.D. in the greater MIilwaukee area and Wisconsin today.

Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction:

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by sagging or heavy breasts.
  • Sagging breasts produced by their large size.
  • Disproportionate body appearance caused by oversized breasts.
  • Difficulty with physical activity due to the large size and weight of the breasts.
  • Painful grooves form bra straps and/or rashes around the breast as a result of large breast size.

Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance will sometimes cover breast reduction surgery for macromastia . Insurance will cover the procedure if it is deemed medically necessary and is treating a medical problem. The criteria for coverage can vary by each insurance provider and policy. Please check your individual policy for details about breast reduction surgery coverage. Dr. Colque’s office works with most health insurance companies in the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas and will know before any breast reduction procedure is performed if it will be covered by insurance.

General Procedure

There are many different techniques for breast reduction surgery. Dr. Colque only uses the most advanced cosmetic techniques to perform this procedure. The newer techniques allow for more upper pole fullness and a better lasting result than the older breast reduction surgeries.  The specific technique that is best for you is chosen for each individual patient based on her needs and desires. In general, there are incisions in a circle around the areola (the darkened skin surrounding the nipple) and in a line down from the areola to the lower breast fold. Incisions may also be needed in the breast fold. Liposuction is usually used as part of the procedure to better define the breast shape and is included in the surgery. Dr. Colque uses the best breast reduction plastic surgery techniques for you to minimize the need for incisions and scars and maximize the appearance of your breasts.

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Dr. Colque's patients who have had breast reduction surgery typically realize the benefits of breast reduction quickly after the procedure. They almost have an immediate improvement in their back, shoulder and neck pain. Patients of Dr. Colque in Wisconsin are also very satisfied with their enhanced appearance and shape of their breasts. They will also notice a better proportioned body shape and better fitting bras and clothes.

Recovery Process

Patients who have breast reduction by Dr. Colque typically recover quickly from the procedure. Most will only take a few days off of work. The dressings and surgical bra placed at the end of the procedure assist in the healing process. The dressings are usually removed within a week of the procedure. Incision healing is best when all post-operative instructions are followed. Minor pain that may be experienced after the surgery can usually be treated with oral pain medication. 

To find out if you are a good candidate for a breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Colque Plastic Surgeon in Waukesha or the greater Milwaukee Wisconsin area today and call 262.781.9000.