For many women, overly large breasts cause both physical and aesthetic challenges. These include chronic neck and back pain, discomfort in daily activities, and problems with the way that clothing fits.
Breast reduction surgery reshapes and resizes the breasts to improve each of these concerns. Dr. Voge performs the procedure to give patients smaller, rounder breasts that better fit their frame.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Voge for Breast Reduction
Dr. Voge’s focus as a board-certified plastic surgeon is on helping patients become their very best selves. She offers women in Wichita:
- Expertise and experience in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
- The perspective of a female surgeon, provided in a caring and attentive environment.
- Advanced surgical techniques developed through ongoing professional development.
In her care, patients can expect individualized treatment and a personalized approach tailored to their unique aesthetic goals.
Your Experience with Breast Reduction
If you have daily discomfort due to the large size of your breasts, surgery may provide relief from pain, aesthetic improvement, and greater confidence in your appearance. Any woman who has completed her adolescent growth and is in good health can have the procedure.
Your Initial Consultation at Plastic Surgical Specialists
When you arrive at Dr. Voge’s office in Wichita, our staff will immediately make you feel welcome and at ease. You will meet with your Clinical Specialist, who will accompany you through every step in the process. Also, your nurse will take a full medical history, noting any previous breast surgeries you may have had.
During your consultation with Dr. Voge, you will discuss what you hope to achieve and whether breast reduction will address your goals. She will take measurements to determine the extent of the reduction you require and the surgical approach that will best suit your needs:
- A lollipop or keyhole procedure will benefit most women. This approach involves fewer incisions and is appropriate for patients who have moderately large breasts.
- The anchor procedure is suitable for women who have breasts that are very large and pendulous. Despite additional incisions, signs of the surgery tend to be well concealed by the natural folds of the breasts.
Several factors will affect your options with breast reduction, including your current breast size and shape, your desired outcome, and whether you have had breast surgery previously. Dr. Voge will fully explain your choices and ensure that you understand what you can expect from treatment.
On the Day of Your Breast Reduction
Dr. Voge will perform your procedure on an outpatient basis at a Wichita-area surgical center. She will meet with you beforehand to go over your treatment plan and answer any other questions you may have. You will be asleep under general anesthesia during the surgery, which typically takes about 3 hours.
When you awaken, you will be wearing a specialized bra that will support the healing process. You will receive medication to help control any pain as well as post-surgical instructions for your care.
Your Recovery from Breast Reduction
The first follow-up visit with Plastic Surgical Specialists will be one week after your procedure. Dr. Voge will ensure that you are healing properly and provide you with a special gel to diminish scarring. Wichita-area patients who have had breast reduction:
- Can expect to have some soreness and swelling in the first 3-4 days, which should then ease considerably.
- Should avoid pushing, pulling, lifting, and exercise of any kind, including yoga and swimming, for four weeks after surgery.
- Should wear the specialized bra provided or a bra without an underwire for two months to promote healing.
You should see your final results within about six months: smaller, rounder breasts that better fit your frame, reduce back and neck pain, and allow for more clothing options. According to Dr. Voge, breast reduction Wichita patients are among the happiest and most satisfied she treats, often regretting that they waited as long as they did to have surgery.
Will I be able to breastfeed after having breast reduction?
A procedure that removes a considerable amount of tissue may affect the mammary glands. As a result, patients may have decreased ability to breastfeed after surgery.
Will I lose sensation in my nipples?
Most patients retain feeling in their nipples after breast reduction. However, there is a chance that the procedure will affect nipple sensation to some degree.
Will insurance cover the cost of my surgery?
Every insurance company has different policies regarding breast reduction. Your coverage will depend on your insurance provider and the specifics of your procedure. Dr. Voge and her staff are happy to address whatever questions and concerns you may have so you can feel confident in your decision.
A breast reduction can provide improved aesthetics and daily comfort. To learn more about the procedure, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Voge by calling her Wichita office at (316) 263-0234.
*Individual patient results will vary.