Breast Reduction

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Are you tired of the physical and emotional burden of having overly large breasts? Breast Reduction Surgery at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC & Baltimore is a transformative procedure that brings harmony to the body and boosts self-esteem.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction, also known as Reduction Mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure in Washington DC, and Baltimore aimed at reducing the size and volume of the breasts. It involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and balanced breast size in relation to the body. This transformative procedure not only addresses physical discomforts such as back and neck pain but also improves overall aesthetics and enhances self-confidence. Whether you desire a more manageable breast size or wish to alleviate the physical and emotional burdens associated with large breasts, Breast Reduction can help you achieve your goals and enjoy a more comfortable and confident life.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

A good candidate for Breast Reduction in Washington DC and Baltimore is someone who:

  • Has disproportionately large breasts concerning their body frame, causing physical discomfort and pain
  • Experiences chronic back, neck, or shoulder pain, as well as bra strap indentations due to the weight of the breasts
  • Struggles with skin irritation, rashes, or infections underneath the breasts
  • Feels self-conscious, emotionally burdened, or restricted in their daily activities due to the size and weight of their breasts
  • Has fully developed breasts and has completed their childbearing and breastfeeding journey
  • Maintains good overall health and has realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure
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How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost in Washington DC and Baltimore?

The cost of Breast Reduction surgery in DC & Baltimore can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s needs. We recommend consulting with our team so we can provide you with a personalized cost estimate based on your specific case and goals.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for a Breast Reduction?

If you’re considering a Breast Reduction in either Washington DC or Baltimore, your first step is to schedule a consultation at your nearest Landford Plastic Surgery location. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Wilmina Landford, who will carefully evaluate your breasts and discuss the different surgical techniques available, along with their associated risks and benefits.

We encourage you to ask questions and express any concerns about the procedure, as we are committed to providing comprehensive support. Dr. Landford will also gather information about your medical history and lifestyle, so it’s important to provide honest and open answers. Based on this information, Dr. Landford will create a personalized surgical plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

If you’re satisfied with the plan and ready to move forward, our Patient Coordinator will assist you in scheduling your procedure. We are dedicated to ensuring a smooth and successful experience for you and are excited to help you achieve your desired results with Breast Reduction Surgery.

How Do I Prepare for a Breast Reduction?

Before you embark on your Breast Reduction journey, we want to ensure you have all the information and guidelines necessary for a successful procedure. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized list of instructions tailored to your specific needs. However, here are some general tips to keep in mind:

  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages, certain medications, and smoking to optimize your body’s healing ability
  • Minimize sun exposure to protect your skin and prevent any potential complications
  • Ensure you get a good night’s sleep before your procedure to promote a rested and refreshed state
  • Prepare easily reheatable meals in advance for the first few days after your surgery. Additionally, increasing your protein intake by about 20% can aid in the healing process
  • Stay hydrated to support your body’s natural healing mechanisms

What are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction offers numerous benefits that can enhance both physical and emotional well-being. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Relief from physical discomfort
  • Improved body proportion
  • Increased physical activity
  • Enhanced self-confidence and self-image
  • Clothing options and comfort
  • Improved posture
  • Easier physical activity

What are the Steps of Breast Reduction Surgery?

On the day of your surgery, you will be prepared for the procedure and have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Landford again for any final questions or concerns. Anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort during the surgery, either through intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

Once you are sedated, Dr. Landford will carefully make incisions in strategic locations on your breasts, taking into account the specific technique and approach discussed during the consultation. If necessary, Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat. Dr. Landford’s expertise will guide the length and placement of the incisions to achieve the desired results in reducing breast size and reshaping the breasts. The incisions are typically made around the areola and may extend vertically or horizontally, depending on the surgical plan.

After the breast tissue has been reduced and reshaped, the incisions will be closed using absorbable sutures or removable stitches. Dr. Landford and her team will ensure that the incisions are carefully closed to promote proper healing and minimize scarring. Breast Reduction surgery with Dr. Landford is typically an outpatient procedure that lasts between two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

Surgical Techniques for Breast Reduction

To help our Washington DC and Baltimore patients achieve more contoured chest, several surgical techniques can be used in Breast Reduction surgery, including:

Anchor or Wise Pattern Technique

This technique involves an incision around the areola, vertically down the breast, and horizontally along the inframammary fold. It allows for significant reduction and reshaping of the breasts.

Vertical or Lollipop Technique

This technique involves an incision around the areola and a vertical incision down the breast. It is suitable for moderate Breast Reduction and provides a more limited scar pattern compared to the anchor technique.

Circumareolar or Donut Technique

This technique involves a circular incision around the areola. It is suitable for mild to moderate Breast Reduction and leaves a scar that is limited to the areolar border.

Liposuction-Assisted Breast Reduction

In some cases, Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the breasts. This technique is suitable for patients with good skin elasticity and minimal fat that needs to be removed.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for a Breast Reduction?

In a Breast Reduction procedure, the incisions and resulting scars are typically located in specific areas of the breast. The exact placement and pattern of the incisions may vary depending on the surgical technique used and the individual patient’s needs.
The choice of incision pattern depends on factors such as the amount of tissue to be removed, breast size, and individual patient characteristics. During your consultation with Dr. Landford, she will assess your specific needs and discuss the best incision approach for your Breast Reduction surgery. The goal is to minimize visible scarring and achieve optimal breast shape and size.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

After undergoing Breast Reduction surgery, the recovery process is crucial for achieving optimal results. In the immediate aftermath of the procedure, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Pain medication will be prescribed to manage any discomfort. During the first few days, it is recommended to have assistance and wear a supportive bra or compression garment to minimize swelling and provide support. Strenuous activities should be avoided, and rest is essential. As the weeks progress, swelling and bruising will decrease, and you can gradually return to your normal activities.

Why Choose Us?

Wilmina Landford, MD, is a Johns Hopkins-trained plastic surgeon with an impressive educational background. She completed her undergraduate degree with Honors in Biology and Medical Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College and then earned her medical degree with an MD with scholarly distinction from Stony Brook School of Medicine in Long Island, New York. She went on to complete an integrated plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Fluent in Spanish, English, and Chinese, Dr. Landford creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for patients from various backgrounds. Her remarkable linguistic abilities foster open communication, ensuring that every patient’s concerns, desires, and expectations are heard and understood. With a deep appreciation for cultural nuances and a commitment to personalized care, Dr. Landford not only transforms bodies but also empowers individuals to embrace their unique beauty with confidence.

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If you’re looking to reduce the size of your breasts and improve your overall body proportion, a Breast Reduction at Landford Plastic Surgery may be your solution. With our convenient locations in Washington DC and Baltimore, booking a consultation with Dr. Landford is quick and easy. Contact your nearest location today to begin your journey toward achieving a balanced and confident appearance.

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