Many of our patients complain about heavy, uncomfortable breasts that cause unbearable pain and prevent them from completing their daily activities. Fortunately, a breast reduction can remedy these concerns by removing heavy, excess breast tissue and creating a more balanced silhouette.
Dr. Morimoto will work closely with you to create the ideal surgical strategy to help you achieve total comfort and satisfaction with your breasts. Call our clinic today to learn more about pursuing a breast reduction in Spokane.
Formally known as a reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery is a procedure designed to reduce breast tissue mass by strategically removing excess tissue, fat, and skin from the breasts. One of the most notable benefits of breast reduction surgery in Spokane is the remedying of physical discomfort many women feel due to their large, heavy breasts. Breast reductions can alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain, migraines, as well as the discomfort of bra straps digging into your skin. Women will also notice increased mobility when exercising and less discomfort when running or jogging.
In addition to these physical benefits, breast reductions can also provide:
These added benefits, combined with increased physical comfort, also often improve mood, self-confidence.
During your initial consultation for your breast reduction with Dr. Morimoto, our medical team will assess your medical history, address any questions you may have, and review your areas of concern to determine the best approach for helping you safely meet your aesthetic goals. In some instances, we may recommend alternate or additional procedures to further optimize your results. Dr. Moritmoto may also make certain lifestyle recommendations, such as quitting smoking before surgery, to lessen your risk of complications.
Our medical team will also thoroughly review your pre-and post-operative instructions for your breast reduction surgery in Spokane and discuss scheduling your follow-up visits so we can monitor your healing progress.
Your board-certified plastic surgeon will perform your Spokane breast reduction procedure under conscious sedation to ensure your comfort. The exact surgical technique is individual for each patient but generally involves Dr. Morimoto making small, precise incisions around the areola, from the areola down to the crease under your breast, and across the lower crease of your breast. Your surgeon will then remove excess tissue, skin, and fat from the breasts and reposition the areola to a higher position. In many instances, the areola can also be made smaller. Dr. Morimoto will then close the incisions to reshape the breasts. The procedure typically takes four hours.
After your surgery, our team will re-address your post-operative instructions with you to ensure a smooth recovery. Be sure to arrange for a ride home from the surgical suite from a trusted friend or family member since you cannot drive following your procedure until cleared by our team.
For the first three weeks following your breast reduction, Dr. Morimoto recommends abstaining from lifting your arms, repetitive motions or working out your chest muscles in any manner. You should also avoid vigorous exercise or movement in general until cleared by our team. We also recommend that you have lots of help around the house so that you can focus on resting and recovering.
Dr. Morimoto and her knowledgeable medical team are leaders in the field of cosmetic breast surgery, including breast reduction, augmentation, and lifts.
Your comfort and relief are just a phone call away. Call our clinic today schedule an appointment for your breast reduction in Spokane.
Our approach is one-on-one, we want to know you and answer any concerns or reservations you may have. Full transparency will help you make an informed and confident decision.
What is this procedure like? What is recovery like? How long is recovery? Will I be in pain?
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