A breast reduction is a procedure that lifts the nipple position, reshapes and reduces the breast tissue so that your breasts sit higher on your chest wall, are rounder, and more youthful. Breast reduction surgery is used to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with your body and to eliminate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Dr. Cindy Wu will provide a comprehensive and personalized consultation which includes a detailed patient history, physical examination, treatment options based on both the aesthetic desires of the patient and the health issues that may be involved with the overly large breasts.
Breast reduction is performed in our fully accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts approximately 3 hours. After surgery, you will be placed in a support garment, which will be worn for the first two weeks. You may feel some pain or discomfort, but most patients are able to manage post-operative pain or discomfort with just a few days of pain medications. You can walk the day of surgery, but running or lifting anything greater than 5 pounds is not recommended until four weeks post-procedure. This allows the breast tissue to heal in the correct position. Patients usually return to work in approximately 1-2 weeks. The scars will continue to heal and will become thinner and lighter in color at around 12-18 months.
Dr. Cindy Wu’s fellowship training in breast surgery makes her an expert in dealing with both health issues and aesthetic concerns for patients in Cary, Raleigh, the surrounding areas of North Carolina, and across the nation.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cindy Wu to discuss the best surgical options for your breast reduction.