Breast Reduction in East Greenwich, RI

Large, dense breasts can have a tremendous impact on your quality of life and overpower your frame. Many women struggle with macromastia, a condition in which abnormally large breasts cause physical pain and a host of other symptoms. A breast reduction reduces the size and re-contours the breasts to provide a proportionate body shape and eliminate the associated symptoms. Dr. Andrea Doyle, our board-certified female plastic surgeon, understands the importance of feeling comfortable with the size and shape of your breasts.

If you are interested in breast reduction, contact the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in East Greenwich today at 401-336-3770 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Doyle specializes in breast procedures and serves patients in the surrounding areas of Rhode Island, including Providence.

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What Is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, involves removing excess breast tissue and reshaping the breasts. This procedure intends to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort that can come from having disproportionately large breasts. 

Many women experience chronic back and neck pain, shoulder strap grooving, and skin irritation due to the excess weight. Beyond physical symptoms, large breasts can limit your ability to participate in physical activities, affect your posture, and lead to self-consciousness or social discomfort. 

By reducing the size of your breasts, you should find some relief from these symptoms and improve your quality of life. This procedure can help you feel more comfortable, confident, and free to enjoy everyday activities without pain or restriction.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The breast reduction procedure typically takes between two and four hours to complete and requires general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Doyle will skillfully remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a smaller, more proportionate breast size. 

In addition to reducing the overall volume, Dr. Doyle will raise the nipple (areola) and breasts to a more youthful, lifted position. If necessary, she can also reduce the size of your nipples to create a balanced look with your newly reshaped breasts. We will plan and execute each step meticulously to ensure the best aesthetic results while prioritizing your safety and comfort.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, and a friend or family member will need to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24-48 hours of your recovery. 

Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks. If you work a strenuous job that requires high activity or heavy lifting, wait to go back to work until you have been cleared to do so by Dr. Doyle. You will have some soreness, swelling, and bruising and will need to wear a post-operative bra or compression garment for four to six weeks to aid in your recovery.

Then, you will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Doyle after your procedure to make sure you are healing well and satisfied with your breast reduction results. During your initial consultation, she will evaluate your anatomy, go over your goals, and discuss the best approach and technique for your breast surgery.

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Who Qualifies for a Breast Reduction?

Your breasts go through many changes throughout your life. Some women develop large breasts during puberty, while others struggle with a bigger size after pregnancy, nursing, and weight changes. Aging and gravity can also take a toll on your breasts and body shape. Women interested in breast reduction typically suffer from multiple symptoms of macromastia, including:

  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • Skin rashes or irritation under the breasts
  • Indentations in the skin from bra straps that cause pain and soreness
  • Skin infection and moisture concerns beneath the breasts
  • Inability to do specific exercises, such as running
  • Uneven (asymmetrical) breast size and shape
  • Unable to find clothing that fits appropriately
  • Self-conscious or unhappy with large breasts

A breast reduction addresses these issues by improving the breasts' positioning, size, and contour and removing the excess weight and skin tissue.

Why Choose Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery?

At the CentreFARS, you will find the unique expertise of Dr. Andrea Doyle, the only female plastic surgeon in the East Greenwich and Providence areas. Dr. Doyle understands the nuances of female aesthetics and brings a compassionate approach to every procedure. Her commitment to natural enhancements means that your breast reduction results will not only relieve you of physical discomfort but also look harmonious and proportional to your body.

Our facility combines advanced technology with a welcoming, supportive environment. From your consultation through your recovery, Dr. Doyle and her team provide comprehensive care that prioritizes your safety, comfort, and satisfaction. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect During My Initial Consultation?

You will discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals during your consultation with Dr. Doyle. She will perform a physical examination, take measurements, and may photograph your breasts for your medical record. She will then explain the surgical options, potential risks, and expected outcomes and answer any questions you may have. 

How Can I Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery?

To prepare for your procedure, we will have you get a medical evaluation and lab tests, and potentially adjust your current medications. If you are a smoker, we recommend that you stop smoking well in advance of your surgery and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, as they can increase bleeding. 

What Are the Potential Risks and Complications of Breast Reduction Surgery?

While breast reduction surgery is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries some potential risks and complications. These can include infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, scarring, or asymmetry. Dr. Doyle will discuss these risks with you in detail during your consultation and provide strategies to minimize them.

Will Breast Reduction Surgery Affect My Ability to Breastfeed?

Breast reduction surgery can impact your ability to breastfeed, depending on the techniques used and the amount of tissue removed. Some women are able to breastfeed after the procedure, while others may experience difficulties. Dr. Doyle will talk with you about your breastfeeding plans and concerns to choose the most appropriate surgical approach for you.

How Do I Choose the Right Breast Size for My Reduction?

Choosing the right breast size involves considering your body proportions, personal preferences, and lifestyle. Dr. Doyle will work closely with you to understand your goals and help determine the best breast size to give you a balanced and natural-looking result. 

Schedule Your Consultation at CentreFARS in East Greenwich

If you struggle with overly large breasts, contact Dr. Andrea Doyle at the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery today at 401-336-3770. Our board-certified female plastic surgeon serves patients in East Greenwich, Providence, and nearby Rhode Island areas.

Ready to schedule your breast reduction consultation?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your breast reduction options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.

Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.

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