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Breast reduction surgery is a process that reduces excess breast tissue, fat and skin to decrease breast size, as well as reshape the breast area for a more balanced, attractive appearance. Large, heavy breasts can create severe discomfort on the back, neck, and shoulders. This procedure allows the breasts to be reduced and reshaped for a more comfortable, attractive body profile.

Athenix Body Sculpting Institute

Portland Address:

17885 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Suite 110
Beaverton, OR 97006

Breast Reduction – Resolving Heavy, Oversized Breasts

Overly large breasts are uncomfortable, and can be embarrassing. Standard clothing sizes don’t fit, and the weight of the breast tissue can cause them to sag and droop, even for young women. Women (or men) who are struggling with this condition can finally get relief with breast reduction. The procedure alleviates many of the problems associated with heavy, oversized breasts, including:

  • Excessive sagging
  • Droopy, large breast
  • Low nipple location
  • Shoulder, neck, and back pain associated with weight
  • Self-consciousness about breast size
  • Bra strap indentations
  • Restrictions associated with clothing styles and sizes

Your situation is unique to you. Every person has a specific idea about what is wanted in the final outcome, and our surgeons can show you photos of various patients who have had the surgery, and the final results so you have realistic expectations. In a free initial consultation, you will be able to talk with us about every aspect of the surgery, and the procedure that will be used to resolve your condition. The procedure achieves the following goals for our patients:

  • Reduces the overall volume of the breast tissue
  • Lightens and lifts breasts
  • Resolves the neck, back, and shoulder pain you have been experiencing
  • Creates beautiful breasts that are in proportion, creating a beautiful, balanced profile
  • Reduces any skin irritation associated with large, heavy breasts
  • Creates a full, firm appearance for your breasts

Breast Reductions Surgery: What to Expect

We invite people in the Portland area and the surrounding communities to visit us for a free initial consultation at our conveniently-located offices in Beaverton to find out what is involved in breast reduction surgery. In this consultation, our highly-trained medical professionals can evaluate your breasts, answer your questions, and inform you of what to expect. As you have a unique physical condition, there are various surgical techniques that may be necessary. If your breasts have severely drooped and sagged due to weight, it is often necessary to reposition the nipples into a more attractive location. In the surgery, through an incision, the excess tissue, fat, and skin will be removed. The nipple and areola (area surrounding the nipple) are then repositioned higher on the breasts. The breast tissue itself is reshaped, and the incision closed. Some procedures will include liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits from the area around the armpit.

Each breast reduction procedure is carefully planned and performed, with patient safety as a primary concern. We employ the most stringent safety protocols in every procedure performed at Athenix. The surgery itself will take about one to two hours to complete, under general anesthetic. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites were created to provide patients with the most advanced care and safety.

Are you a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

As with any surgery, to be a candidate for breast reduction, it is important that you are in good health, and that you are at healthy, stable weight. Breast reduction surgery is only performed on those who have fully-developed breasts. If you are unhappy with the size and appearance of your breasts, finding them too large and heavy, it is well worth scheduling a free initial consultation to discuss your options. You will get all the information you need about the surgery, and the expected outcome.

Measurements and photos will be taken, and we will review your medical history. Your safety and achieving beautiful results are the priority, and we are proud of the artistry, experience, and training of our team of medical professionals who perform this surgery for women in Portland or one of the surrounding communities.

After Breast Reduction Surgery: Your Recovery

After your breast reduction surgery is complete, you will be wearing a specially designed surgical bra that holds your new breasts in place so that the incisions heal properly. We carefully monitor the recovery process for all of our patients. After about a week, sutures (stitches) are removed, or in some cases, dissolvable sutures will be used. The surgical bra will be your garment for several weeks, and it is normal to experience some discomfort, easily managed with the prescription we provide. Most patients have some swelling and bruising, which quickly diminishes as days pass and the body heals. Your normal life routines can resume in about two weeks, but all patients who have had breast reduction surgery must completely avoid lifting, reaching, or strenuous activities for about a month.

Breast Reduction Surgery and Your Health Insurance

For women who are suffering from serious back, neck, or shoulder pain, breast reduction surgery may be deemed to be medically necessary. Our highly-trained surgeons can help you determine if your surgery will be covered in whole or in part by your health insurance. You can get more facts on our insurance page. If you are not covered, we provide various payment options that can make it possible for you to get the surgery – we know how important it can be to your self-confidence, comfort, and overall feelings of wellbeing.

Breast Reduction Surgery and the Athenix Difference

How are we different at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute? Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons stay at the cutting edge through ongoing training in the most advanced surgical procedures and processes. Our goal is always to use the least-invasive techniques to reduce recovery time, and achieve a smooth, natural-looking appearance.

Are you tired of dealing with heavy, oversize breasts? Schedule a free consultation with our professionals at Athenix. We care about our patients and the quality of our work, and we are pleased to have helped thousands of patients re-contour their bodies through various sculpting procedures, including breast reduction. Imagine a life ahead without the problem of heavy breasts – we can help.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix Body Sculpting Institute locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer