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Breast Reduction

Women who undergo breast reduction surgery are some of the happiest patients who have had plastic surgery. If you are suffering the discomfort of excessive breast tissue causing back, neck or shoulder pain, your insurance may even cover the cost of the procedure. Dr. Gerstle can dramatically reshape excessively large breasts into a smaller, more attractive shape. Most breast reductions are performed alone, but some patients can benefit from additional body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction.

To find out more about Breast Reduction at Lexington Plastic Surgery, PLLC, request a consultation or call (859) 279-2111.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

  • Decrease or eliminate back, neck and/or shoulder pain caused by excessively large breasts

  • Improve quality of life

  • Increased comfort of many athletic activities

  • Better body consciousness with more clothing options and self-esteem

What to expect

Both you and Dr. Gerstle will discuss your wishes and surgical options in a private consultation.  Once you are both satisfied with a plan, you will undergo the procedure, which takes about three to four hours under general anesthesia in one of our outpatient surgery centers or nearby hospitals. Dr. Gerstle performs the procedure by making an incision around the nipple, down to the fold under the breast and then along the fold of the breast. He will then remove excess tissue and lift the remaining tissue into a smaller, elevated position.   

Most patients are able to go home a few hours after the surgery is complete. You will be given detailed instructions as to what type of bra to wear, pain medications to take, and how to care for any drains (if they are placed). Dr. Gerstle recommends taking it easy for a few days after the surgery, avoiding driving for a week but then usually being able to resume work after one week.  It is important to notify your doctor if you have had previous breast surgery and Dr. Gerstle will ask to review the Operative Report if that is the case. Dr. Gerstle will schedule a follow up appointment with you, but he is always readily available to his patients by phone and email. 

What our patients are saying…

After I gave birth to two beautiful babies and breastfed them both, I was sad to see that my breasts had lost all tissue they once had. To make matters worse, what little was left was sagging badly. I wanted to get my figure back so that I could be proud to wear a swimsuit again.  Dr. Gerstle was wonderful about listening to my concerns about not wanting to look ‘fake’ and he gave me a natural, womanly figure back with implants and a breast lift. He did a great job and I recommend him and his amazing staff to anyone interested in plastic surgery.

– KD