Liberate Your Chest & Reclaim Comfort

Liberate your chest and reclaim comfort with breast reduction surgery in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery. We understand your emotional concerns and physical discomfort, addressing insecurities and limitations on daily activities. Dr. Higdon's extensive experience and groundbreaking cosmetic and breast surgery research positions him as a leading authority. With a wealth of knowledge and vast experience, having treated thousands of breast surgery patients, Dr. Higdon is renowned for his ability to create personalized care plans that deliver exceptional results safely and effectively.

What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size and reshaping the breasts to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance. This surgery involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, while also lifting and repositioning the breasts to improve their contour and alleviate physical discomfort such as neck, back, and shoulder pain. By addressing issues of breast size and weight, breast reduction surgery can enhance both the physical and emotional well-being of individuals, allowing them to enjoy a more comfortable and confident lifestyle.

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The Benefits of Breast Reduction

Experience relief from physical discomfort and emotional insecurities with breast reduction surgery with Dr. Kye Higdon. Benefits of this procedure include the following:

Alleviates Physical Discomfort

Reduction in breast size can relieve chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, improving overall comfort and mobility.

Enhances Body Proportion

Reshaping and resizing the breasts creates a more balanced and proportional body contour, enhancing overall aesthetics.

Improves Posture

By reducing the weight and size of the breasts, this procedure can help correct posture issues associated with larger breast size, promoting better spinal alignment.

Boosts Self-Confidence and Health

Achieving a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast appearance often increases self-esteem and confidence in one's body image. With better breast proportion, you are also more readily able to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Increases Clothing Options

With smaller, more manageable breasts, patients can enjoy a wider range of clothing styles and find better-fitting bras, enhancing their overall wardrobe choices.

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Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?

Breast reduction may be suitable for those experiencing physical discomfort, such as chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain, due to the weight and size of their breasts. Ideal candidates for this procedure may also struggle with posture issues, difficulty finding well-fitting clothing or bras, and emotional insecurities related to breast size. If you are interested in breast reduction surgery in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area at Higdon Plastic Surgery, the first step would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Higdon. During this appointment, Dr. Higdon thoroughly evaluates your medical history, discusses your aesthetic goals and concerns, and performs a physical examination to determine if breast reduction is the right option for you, curating a personalized plan fit for your needs.

What to Expect The Breast Reduction Procedure

During a breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammaplasty, with Dr. Higdon, several steps are involved to achieve the desired outcome. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Higdon begins by making carefully planned incisions, typically around the areola, extending vertically down to the breast crease and sometimes horizontally along the crease. These incisions allow for the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and reshaping and repositioning of the remaining breast tissue to create a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast contour. The nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to a higher, more natural position on the breast mound. The procedure's duration varies depending on the extent of correction needed and the case's complexity but generally ranges from two to four hours. The key behind breast reduction lies in the expert surgical techniques employed to safely and effectively reduce the size and weight of the breasts while preserving nipple blood supply and sensation to the nipple-areola complex. Dr. Higdon's expertise and precision in executing these techniques ensure optimal outcomes so you can achieve relief from the physical and emotional burdens of overly large breasts.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

Following breast reduction surgery, you can expect a period of downtime for recovery. Initially, there may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the breasts, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing a supportive surgical bra. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery.  It's essential to follow postoperative instructions provided by Dr. Higdon to facilitate proper healing and minimize complications. It would be best to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and overhead reaching for several weeks to allow the breasts to heal properly.

Most patients can return to light activities within a week or two, but it may take several weeks for swelling to subside and the final results to become apparent. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon are crucial to monitor healing progress, address concerns, and ensure optimal outcomes. Dr. Higdon and our team at Higdon Plastic Surgery are dedicated to supporting patients through every stage of the recovery journey, providing guidance and assistance to promote a smooth and successful recovery process. We encourage you to contact us with any questions during the healing process.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located in Franklin, TN, we understand the physical and emotional challenges associated with breast reduction surgery. Dr. Higdon's extensive experience and groundbreaking research in cosmetic and breast surgery attest to his expertise in delivering exceptional breast reduction results safely. With a wealth of knowledge and over 14 years of experience, Dr. Higdon will create a personalized care plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. Our compassionate team provides attentive care and empathetic support throughout your journey, from the initial consultation to postoperative recovery. Take the first step towards reclaiming comfort and confidence in your body by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Higdon at Higdon Plastic Surgery today, conveniently located in Franklin, TN, including the neighboring communities of Brentwood and Cool Springs.

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