Over the years, Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri has earned a reputation as one of the more accomplished Miami plastic surgeons. He offers a complete range of procedures for the face and the body, including sophisticated breast enhancement procedures. One of the breast procedures his patients request more often is Breast Reduction Surgery.
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Perez-Gurri, this treatment can enhance the appearance of the breasts, reduce the tension in the upper back, and enhance the patient’s self-confidence. If you would like to learn more about breast reduction with Dr. Perez-Gurri, please watch his video on this topic.
A breast reduction can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. We have found that our Miami breast reduction patients are most comfortable undergoing general anesthesia. The breast reduction procedure is performed as an outpatient allowing you to go home afterwards.
Depending on your exact procedure, the incisions will vary. However, most patient will undergo their breast reduction through what is commonly termed as an “anchor” or “inverted T incision” This means that the incision will be around the nipple/areolar complex then extend straight down from the six o’clock position until it meets the inframammary fold (the normal breast fold, inferiorly).
The incision then extends within the limits of the inframammary fold, from the center of the chest to out laterally. Every attempt will be made to make the scars less conspicuous. However, you need to understand that every patient will be different.
Because the basic problem is that there is too much glandular tissue and skin, the incisions described above allow our cosmetic surgeon Dr. Perez-Gurri to remove the necessary breast tissue and be able to tuck the breast tissue, redistribute the glandular mass and reshape the breast. The incisions are closed, a surgical bra is placed and you are taken to the recovery room. After allowing time for recuperation, you will be discharged to go home.
You will be allowed to go home after your breast reduction surgery. You will need to wear the surgical bra for the first few days. We then suggest that you wear a sports bra. Some custom surgical bras are available from different manufacturers and our office will be happy to assist you in this purchase.
You will experience some pain in the first 24-48 hours and a feeling of tightness. This is normal. Pain medication will be provided for you and we suggest that all your post-operative medications be purchased prior to surgery. You should not be the person controlling the meds to avoid self-medication. At home, it is suggested that you rest. You will be asked to come to the office the next day. At this point, some bandages may be removed. You will have “steri-strips” or small tapes around all incisions that will come off by themselves within the first 10-14 days post-op. If they need to be changed, it will be done in the office.
We will need to see you within another week for possible suture removal or to change the steri-strips. Frequently, the sutures used are absorbable and will not require suture removal. Check with us in your particular case. Most Miami breast reduction patients require 7 days recovery before returning to work and/or driving their car. If your work requires strenuous activity you may need 3 weeks to recover. Exercise may be continued after 6 weeks. Always check with us. Household chores may be started within the second post-operative week. Every patient is unique and will recuperate differently. If you feel great, don’t over do it.
The above information has been compiled as a benefit to you. We hope that this document has served to better inform you on the proposed procedure. We encourage dialogue. Dr. Perez-Gurri and his staff at Imagos Institute of Plastic Surgery, Inc welcome your questions.
It is our sincerest wish that your surgical experience at IMAGOS INSTITUTE OF PLASTIC SURGERY, INC. be a pleasant and informative one.
We recognize that all patients will experience pre-operative anxiety and fear of elective cosmetic surgical procedures is normal. Our trained professional staff and doctors are here to serve your needs and answer your questions. We can discuss with you our third party financing options to help finance the cost of breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction is one of the plastic surgery procedures that rank especially high in terms of patient satisfaction. Other procedures that consistently deliver highly rewarding aesthetic results include breast augmentation and breast lift. Dr. Perez-Gurri has performed numerous breast enhancement treatments, and he is regarded by his patients and peers as a top Miami breast lift and breast implants provider.
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