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To schedule an appointment with a skilled cosmetic surgeon in St. Charles County, contact Dr. Jeffrey Copeland of Copeland Cosmetic Surgery.

Copeland Cosmetic Surgery
#2 Richmond Center Court
St. Peters, MO 63376
P / 636-397-2001
F / 636-279-2010

Board Certified Professional Accreditations

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

The weight and size of large breasts can often be uncomfortable, cumbersome, and even painful. Breast reduction surgery (also called reduction mammoplasty) is a procedure designed to provide relief to women with overly large, heavy breasts. With advanced breast reduction surgery techniques, our skilled plastic surgeon, Jeffrey Copeland, MD, can lift, lighten, and reshape oversized breasts to alleviate discomfort and create a more proportionate breast size and shape. Breast reduction is, in fact, a procedure that Dr. Copeland does frequently.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

While it does offer improvement in appearance, breast reduction is, in many cases, a medically indicated procedure that can provide a number of health advantages. These potential benefits of breast reduction include:

  • Reduction in breast size
  • Reduction in breast weight
  • Improvement in the shape and positioning of the breasts
  • Relief from neck, shoulder, and back pain related to large breasts
  • Relief from skin irritation and infections caused by ill-fitting bras and overlapping skin
  • Elevation of nipple position
  • Ability to enjoy physical activities without discomfort
  • Improvement in the fit and appearance of a wider range of clothing styles
  • Improvement of personal confidence

Candidates for Breast Reduction

Candidates for breast reduction are sometimes suffering from some degree of physical impairment or health complication due to large breasts. In other cases, some women are simply bothered by the prominence or disproportionate size of their breasts and desire a smaller, more balanced bustline. If you are in any way dissatisfied with your overly large breasts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Copeland to see if breast reduction surgery may be the right option for you. During your appointment, Dr. Copeland will perform a thorough physical examination and review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction. Together you can freely discuss your concerns and goals to determine the best approach for achieving the results you desire.

Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery is always performed under general anesthesia. During the first portion of the procedure, Dr. Copeland will strategically remove excess breast breast weight and volume using the most appropriate breast reduction technique. The technique used will be determined by the tissue composition, size, shape, and weight of the breasts. After adequate excision of excess breast tissue, fat, and/or skin, the nipples are repositioned, and the breasts are reshaped. The nipples are not taken off the body during the procedure. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Copeland is careful to maintain symmetrical breast size and shape. Once surgery is complete, patients often stay overnight in the hospital.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Most patients do not experience significant discomfort with the breast reduction procedure since the chest muscles are not disturbed. Low-intensity activities can typically be performed a day or two after surgery, based on the individual. Heavy lifting or strenuous activities should be avoided for six weeks following surgery. The exact length of recovery after breast reduction surgery varies from patient to patient depending upon the extent of their procedure, the technique used, and the patient’s unique rate of healing.

Results of Breast Reduction

The majority of women who undergo breast reduction surgery are typically very pleased with the results they achieve with Dr. Copeland’s help. After years of struggling with the many challenges posed by large breasts, Dr. Copeland’s breast reduction patients often express that they have been able to reach a new level of physical and emotional freedom. Their more proportionate breasts are no longer a prohibitive burden when it comes to personal comfort, participation in physical activities, and choosing clothing. This improvement in quality of life makes breast reduction one of Dr. Copeland’s favorite procedures.

Contact Copeland Cosmetic Surgery

For more information about breast reduction surgery, please contact our St. Louis office. A friendly member of our team can help schedule your breast reduction consultation with Dr. Copeland.

 

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Copeland is an excellent surgeon. Both he and his staff conducted themselves as professionals and were always courteous and respectful. I had breast reduction surgery and the results are just amazing. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Copeland to anyone considering this type of surgery.”

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