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Improving Confidence and Quality of Life by Reducing Breasts
Although many of our patients from South Florida, including Wellington, Boca Raton, and surrounding areas, request breast augmentation with breast implants or a breast lift, many other patients we see are burdened by oversized breasts. One of the most gratifying plastic surgery procedures Dr. Jason Cooper performs is breast reduction. At our practice, breast reduction patients typically experience significant improvements in confidence and quality of life after surgery. Many have suffered back and neck pain caused by the weight of their breasts, or have been restricted in their activities and wardrobes.
Learn why women considering breast reduction come to Dr. Jason Cooper’s Jupiter, Florida practice from throughout the Palm Beach area, including Palm Beach Gardens. Request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Cooper, or call our office at 561-406-6574 to schedule an appointment.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience and skill of Dr. Cooper, results in improved size, shape, position, and symmetry of the breasts. This is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Every attempt is made to create minimal scarring and preserve nipple sensation.
Top Reasons for Considering Breast Reduction Surgery
Women seeking breast reductions typically experience one or more of the following conditions:
- Breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of their body
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by the weight of the breasts
- Painful bra strap grooves and chafing
- Inability to participate in sports or other physical activities
- Self-consciousness because of unwanted attention
Your Customized Breast Reduction Procedure
At your consultation, Dr. Cooper evaluates your physical characteristics and designs a surgical plan for creating the results you want. The incisions used for your breast reduction procedure depend on the surgical techniques Dr. Cooper believes are necessary to improve the shape of your breasts and alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing.
There are 2 incision patterns Dr. Cooper uses to perform breast reduction:
This is the most common incision pattern used for this procedure and is often the best choice for women with extremely large breasts. An incision is made around the areolar border, followed by a vertical incision on the underside of the breast. A third, horizontal incision is made near the crease where the breast attaches to the chest.
Similar to the inverted T, except that no horizontal incision is made. Also known as a “lollipop” incision because of its shape, a vertical incision is appropriate for patients whose breasts require only a moderate reduction.
What to Expect During Breast Reduction Recovery
Women who get breast reduction surgery are typically among the most satisfied of all cosmetic surgery patients. They enjoy more options in terms of clothing and physical activities, and they typically feel more confident after reduction surgery. The procedure itself may take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours.
Most women take a week off from work to recover, and ask friends or family help with errands or other daily activities during that time. Dr. Cooper provides detailed instructions about what to expect during the recovery and will prescribe pain relief medication to help with any discomfort you may experience.
Recovery times are different for each patient, but here are some general guidelines:
Return home and rest, following Dr. Cooper’s detailed instructions for caring for and monitoring your drains (if you have them). Walking helps with circulation and accelerates the healing process. Nausea is fairly common following an operation that involves general anesthesia, so work your way up to eating solid food.
First Week After
Bandages and possibly drains, if used, are removed at follow-up appointments with Dr. Cooper within the first 24 to 48 hours. Prescription pain medication will be needed for the first few days only. Some light activity is ok in the first week or so after surgery.
Few Weeks After
Rigorous exercising should be avoided during the first 4 weeks following the procedure. Bruising and tenderness gradually diminish. Some numbness or tingling may also occur and typically fade over time. Scars will become less prominent but may take up to a year or more to fully fade.
Why Dr. Jason Cooper?
Dr. Jason Cooper is a well established, highly experienced, American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in the areas of Plastic Surgery to the Face & Breast. Dr. Cooper’s Facelift and Necklift surgery volume is consistently in the top 1% of all Plastic Surgeons in the United States. His detail and results oriented philosophy and natural aesthetic leads to surgical outcomes that are natural, predictable and safe. In addition to his extensive training in the Harvard Plastic Surgery program, Dr. Cooper is consistently on the cutting edge and incorporates best practices and the newest techniques being developed in Plastic Surgery around the world.
Dr. Cooper has a practice philosophy developed from his nearly 20 years of experience which centers around highly selective patient qualification and an individualized and detail oriented surgical plan and process with the goal of the best outcomes and patient experience possible. Dr. Cooper limits the number of patients he will operate on in one day and is highly regimented in his lifestyle in order to ensure that he is always at his best for his patients.
Dr. Cooper is a Stuart, Florida native and attended the University of Miami School and Medicine and then went onto the Combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program, one of the most prestigious programs in the country. Dr. Cooper then grew a successful practice at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Cooper has spoken nationally and internationally on such topics as anesthesia during face lifting, and laser techniques.
After 10 years in Boston, Dr. Cooper returned to South Florida in 2014 and established his practice with a private AAAASF Certified Surgical Center in Jupiter, FL and a second office location in Palm Beach, FL. Since the inception of Jason Cooper MD Plastic Surgery he has become known nationally for several cosmetic surgery procedures including facelift, eyelid surgery, and cosmetic breast surgery.
Dr. Cooper reside in North Palm Beach, Florida with his wife and two daughters and also spends time in his home in Park City, Utah. Dr. Cooper enjoys spending time with his family while alpine skiing, skinning, mountain biking, and hiking.
Learn more about why South Florida women and men looking for plastic surgeons in the Palm Beach Gardens area choose Dr. Cooper’s Jupiter, FL practice. Request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Cooper, or call our office at (561) 406-6574 to schedule an appointment.