Plastic surgery procedures are not always focused solely on cosmetic results. Some procedures, such as breast reduction, can also positively impact your health.
Board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn has been performing breast reduction procedures for more than two decades, and he is always gratified by happy patients who report that they feel like a weight has been lifted from their shoulders and that they are now able to move more freely and comfortably. To discover your breast surgery options, please call (864) 605-3151 for a consultation at our Greenwood office.
The Benefits of a Breast Reduction
Many women have oversized, heavy breasts that can gradually lead to chronic back and neck pain among other conditions. Weighty, cumbersome breasts can also affect your lifestyle, limiting your physical activities and clothing options.
Because the health benefits of breast reduction are so great for many women, many health insurance plans cover breast reduction surgery. In addition to relieving the physical discomfort associated with large breasts, breast reduction surgery also results in a shapely, more natural-looking profile.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
As with a breast lift, which shares some similarities with a breast reduction, the specifics of your breast reduction procedure will be determined by a number of individual physical factors.
Like a breast lift, breast reduction involves elevating the nipples and areolas, and raising sagging breasts to a higher, firmer profile. Unlike a breast lift, a breast reduction also involves removing varying amounts of breast tissue and may also utilize liposuction to remove the excess fat that can adversely affect your posture and cause discomfort.
Typically, breast reduction is performed on an outpatient basis and does not involve hospitalization.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction, please contact the Greenwood, South Carolina, office of Piedmont Plastic Surgery by calling (864) 605-3151 or filling out our online form to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn. We are proud to serve our neighbors in Greenville, Columbia, Laurens and Anderson, South Carolina and Augusta, GA.