Breast Reduction Surgery
Performed by Dr. Elliott in Atlanta & Alpharetta, GA
Excessively large breasts can cause painful physical effects and self-consciousness for individuals. Dr. Franklyn Elliott performs breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, at his Atlanta and Alpharetta area practices. Breast reduction can improve the size and shape of breasts to be more proportional to your body.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissue to achieve a smaller breast size while also removing excessive skin. You do not have to be a certain age for breast reduction, but Dr. Elliott recommends waiting until breast growth is complete. Breast reduction surgery can also be performed as part of a total mommy makeover or a combination of body contouring procedures. Below are breast reduction FAQs and before and after photos performed by Dr. Elliott.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)
Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man develops excess breast tissue. This can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, some illegal drugs and anabolic steroids, as well as genetics. When a man develops excess fat in the chest, creating the appearance of breasts, the condition is known as pseudogynecomastia. Both conditions can often be resolved with male breast reduction surgery. Learn more about gynecomastia surgery.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
If your breasts are too large and causing you physical pain or emotional discomfort, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. During a consultation with Dr. Elliott, he will discuss your expectations and determine realistic expectations for breast surgery results.
When can I expect to return to my daily activities after breast reduction surgery?
Recovery time for breast reduction patients is different for each individualized case, however many patients resume normal activities within a few weeks. It’s important to discuss with Dr. Elliott before returning to physical exercise routines.
What kind of cup size change can I expect to see?
Similar to breast augmentation, breast reduction surgery changes breast volume and not specific cup sizes. Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change your appearance and patient satisfaction is typically very high.