Breast Reduction in Oakland County With Dr. Andrew Lofman
Large breasts can often cause physical pain, fatigue, stress, and even emotional distress. It can be challenging for well-endowed women to find properly fitting clothing, exercise, or participate in sports. You may also feel self-conscious about your overall appearance.
Breast reduction surgery can help relieve the negative impacts associated with large breasts. By removing unwanted weight from your chest, you can more easily develop better stamina, helping you stick to an exercise routine, look better in clothing, and restore a healthier body image.
You have a vision for your body, and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lofman has the tools to help you achieve it. With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. Lofman consistently provides natural-looking, high-quality results for all his patients, making him your choice as the best breast reduction surgeon in Michigan.
With breast reduction in Oakland County, MI, you can discover the benefits of refreshing your confidence and renewing your bustline. Contact Plastic Surgery of Michigan at (248) 540-2100 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. At our Bloomfield Hills office, we serve plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, and throughout Michigan.
What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to reduce the breasts’ weight and size, provide a subtle lift, and make enlarged areolas smaller. During the surgery, Dr. Lofman removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue, reshaping what remains into smaller, perkier, more proportionately sized breasts.
While breast reduction in Michigan can alleviate the physical discomfort typically associated with the weight of excessively large breasts, it can also relieve your embarrassment about your appearance and expand your range of fashion choices. If you suffer physical pain, discomfort, or other disabilities because of oversized breasts, check with your health insurance company to learn whether they will cover the cost of this life-changing surgery.
Breast reduction delivers natural-looking, more proportionate results and offers other physical benefits like:
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
For patients with excessively large breasts, the adverse impacts of physical discomfort, hindered physical activity, and emotional and mental issues can often cause negative self-image. Breast reduction can help create a more proportional figure and improve your quality of life.
This procedure could provide the solution you’re looking for, especially if you have experienced:
- Feelings that your breasts are too large
- Reduced or restricted physical activities due to large breasts
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
- Shoulder indentations from bra straps
- Irritated skin beneath breasts
Following your breast reduction, you’ll no longer feel restricted by large breasts. More proportional breasts can open new experiences that may further improve your figure, health, and overall well-being. Though scars are almost inevitable following breast reduction surgery, Dr. Lofman places incisions in easily hidden areas. Scars fade over time, and you can also choose to treat them with laser scar removal.
View our gallery for breast reduction before-and-after results Dr. Lofman has provided his patients.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Michigan breast reduction candidates include women who are dissatisfied with their breasts’ size or experience pain, discomfort, or distress due to heavy, pendulous breasts. These women dream of reducing their breast size to enhance their overall figure. Dr. Lofman recommends Oakland County breast reduction candidates should:
Choosing Dr. Lofman as Your Michigan Breast Reduction Surgeon
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lofman pursued his calling to embark on a long, successful career in cosmetic medicine. He has been passionate about helping people look and feel their best from a young age.
Dr. Lofman uses his 20-plus years of experience to improve his patients’ lives with tailored surgical plans that increase their confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Lofman believes interacting with patients at a personal level is the most rewarding part of his job. At Plastic Surgery of Michigan, you will never feel rushed into making any decisions about changing your body. Instead, Dr. Lofman will carefully explain all potential breast reduction risks and benefits to help you decide if this surgery will help you reach your goals.
As a breast specialist, Dr. Lofman has performed thousands of successful procedures throughout his career, making him your choice as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in Michigan.
Your initial breast reduction consultation is an opportunity for you and Dr. Lofman to discuss any concerns you may have and review your goals. You can get ready for this meeting by researching current surgical techniques, making a list of all your questions, and finding example photos of results you hope to achieve.
During your Michigan breast reduction consultation, Dr. Lofman will conduct a thorough examination of your breasts, including:
What Can I Expect During a Breast Reduction Procedure With Dr. Lofman?
Dr. Lofman works to ensure your experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. His commitment to his patients includes educating them about the steps involved in the breast reduction process.
Plan to arrive at the hospital or surgery center an hour before your procedure. After our team has checked you in, Dr. Lofman will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, review key details, and perform surgical markings. Once you are safely resting under general anesthesia, Dr. Lofman will begin your Oakland County breast reduction.
Depending on your anatomy and the specific procedural plan created during your consultation, Dr. Lofman will begin by making incisions to remove excess skin, breast tissues, and fat. If necessary, he will reposition your nipples to a more aesthetically pleasing location and make your areolas smaller.
After making these changes, Dr. Lofman will place sutures deep within your smaller breasts to provide them with essential support.
Breast reductions are an outpatient surgery, so you’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Lofman may write you a prescription for pain medication.
For three to four weeks following your breast reduction, you will need to wear a support bra full-time to minimize swelling. Plan to take one to two weeks off from work. However, if you have a physically strenuous job, you may need more time off. You will also need to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise and heavy lifting, for at least eight weeks following surgery, though Dr. Lofman advises taking gentle walks as soon as you feel up to it.
When Will I See My Breast Reduction Results?
Most patients notice immediate improvements to their overall figure following a breast reduction. Some women may experience bruising and swelling that temporarily obscures their results; however, this resolves as the body heals, allowing the new contours to become more noticeable.
You will get long-lasting results from your Michigan breast reduction by maintaining your stable weight with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Get Relief From Large Breasts With Breast Reduction in Michigan
Relief from the burden of large breasts is within reach with help from Dr. Lofman, one of the best breast reduction surgeons in Michigan. You’ll love the results you get from partnering with Plastic Surgery of Michigan. Contact Plastic Surgery of Michigan at (248) 540-2100 or complete our online form to schedule your breast augmentation consultation today.
Bloomfield Hills, MI, Breast Reduction
Your Michigan breast reduction cost depends on your specific needs and surgical plan. Following your consultation with Dr. Lofman, his team will provide you with a breakdown of the cost of breast reduction in Michigan.
Breast reduction permanently removes excess skin, breast tissues, and fat, and these will not return. However, gaining weight can cause new fat to accumulate in the breasts, making them significantly increase in size.
In general, the technique for a breast reduction will automatically lift the breasts. Dr. Lofman will assess a few factors of your breasts to determine the proper procedure to achieve your aesthetic goals.
While it is difficult to predict what your cup size will be following a breast reduction, breast size decreases by approximately one cup for every 100 to 300 grams of removed tissue. During your consultation, Dr. Lofman will help you determine how much breast tissue he can safely remove. Typically, most breast reduction surgeries can make your breasts one to two cup sizes smaller. If you’ve dealt with extremely large breasts for years, you may achieve drastic results.