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Breast Reduction Can Improve Your Comfort

If overly large breasts are causing you discomfort, call us at (775) 322-3446 or request a consultation online

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

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Improved Comfort

Overly large breasts can cause significant pain. Removing excess tissue can address several types of physical concerns.

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Expanded Wardrobe

With a more proportionate figure, many patients are able to confidently wear bikinis and other clothing they once avoided.

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Greater Confidence

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...

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Neck & Shoulder Pain

Excess breast tissue can create soreness in the neck and shoulders and even distort your posture.

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Chafing & Irritation

Some patients experience chafing beneath the breasts or deep grooves on their shoulders caused by bra straps.

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Difficulty Exercising

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?

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You Are Healthy

You must be generally healthy enough to undergo surgery with minimal risk of complications.

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You Have Limited Activity

James E. Murphy, M.D. will assess whether surgery will make it easier for you to move and exercise comfortably.

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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 at our Reno office is right for you.

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Breast Reduction Results*

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After breast reduction
*results may vary by individual*

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.

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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