Breast Reduction Can Improve Your Comfort
Breasts that are too large for your frame can cause physical discomfort and make it extremely difficult to participate in some physical activities.
Breast reduction surgery with Dr. James Murphy in Reno, NV can improve your health and self-esteem, freeing you to enjoy the active lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Should you consider undergoing a breast reduction at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Reno?
For the Right Patients, Treatment Can Be Life-Changing
Overly large breasts can cause significant pain. Removing excess tissue can address several types of physical concerns.
With a more proportionate figure, many patients are able to confidently wear bikinis and other clothing they once avoided.
From a better body image to greater comfort during exercise, breast reduction surgery can improve several areas of your life at once.
How is the surgery performed?
Are patients usually happy with their results?
Breast Reduction Surgery Has a High Satisfaction Rate
Tell me more about the concerns it can treat...
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Excess breast tissue can create soreness in the neck and shoulders and even distort your posture.
Chafing & Irritation
Some patients experience chafing beneath the breasts or deep grooves on their shoulders caused by bra straps.
Certain types of exercise might be uncomfortable, but surgery can allow for unrestricted movement.
But how do I know if it's right for me?
You Are Healthy
You must be generally healthy enough to undergo surgery with minimal risk of complications.
You Have Limited Activity
James E. Murphy, M.D. will assess whether surgery will make it easier for you to move and exercise comfortably.
Your Concerns Are Substantial
Surgery is reserved for severe concerns that cannot be addressed through weight loss or other means.
What could breast reduction really do for my quality of life?
Experience Physical & Aesthetic Benefits
Breast reduction surgery is unique in that it can not only help you feel better but also help you look your best. Whether you are driven by a desire to see a more proportionate figure in the mirror, or you are tired of heavy breasts and a sore back, surgery is the only real way to address a significant amount of excess tissue. James E. Murphy, M.D. has been practicing for more than 20 years and will carefully evaluate your goals to determine whether surgery is right for you.
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How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Breast Reduction Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. You will need someone to take you home, and stay with you for the first 24 hours. There are some variations as to the incisions made for breast reduction surgery, but the most commonly used is the anchor-shaped. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. James Murphy, makes an incision around the nipple (areola), another vertically from the under side of the areola to the crease under the breast, and another along the contour of the crease under the breast. The excess fatty tissue and skin is then removed, and the diameter of the nipple can be reduced and repositioned higher on the breast.
How will I feel after surgery?
Immediately after surgery you will have some swelling, soreness, and bruising. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications for the discomfort. You will be up and about the next day, but very conservatively. No lifting you arms above your head, or lifting any heavy objects. Stitches are generally removed a week later.
You will experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks, but reducing over time. Incisions will be red to pink, but fade out to light pink or white over time. We do have a Palomar Icon laser, that can minimize the discoloration of the scars quicker, and heal the scar in a more aesthetically pleasing way, if the patient chooses. You will continue to wear a good support bra, 23 hours a day.
After 4-6 weeks you may resume more vigorous exercise and full range of motion with your arms. Follow-up care will occur within a week after surgery, and approximately every 3 months for the first year.
James E. Murphy, M.D. will call you the first night or following day after surgery, to make sure you are doing well. We are on-call for you 24 hours a day, if necessary.