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Breast Reduction Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

Breast Reduction Surgery
by Dr. Marc Malek

Our breast reduction in Scottsdale enables patients to reduce the discomfort and structural problems associated with large breasts. Patients want to have this procedure to improve their daily life and enjoy regular activities without interruption. Breast reduction involves removing excess skin and fat tissue. The result leaves a re-sculpted and balanced figure.

If patients do not want a breast lift, our board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Marc Malek, can perform a “scarless” reduction. Excess fat is trimmed, but no reshaping, tightening, or lifting is performed. Patients can still enjoy an improved cosmetic appearance leaving no scars behind.

After the additional skin and fat tissue have been removed, patients will see an improvement in balance and proportion. The discomfort is eliminated and movement is more agile. Before undergoing breast reduction, a consultation is required to evaluate your candidacy for treatment. Your medical history, goals, and body will be examined to determine how this procedure can help you.

Dr. Malek and Dr. Khan’s breast reduction treatments in Scottsdale can deliver the results you have always looked for. Call our office today to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction in Phoenix and learn whether this procedure is right for you.

Breast Reduction with Dr. Malek

What should I Expect from a breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a custom procedure, with several possible surgical approaches. The traditional method, including a breast lift and reshaping, along with nipple reshaping and relocating, takes several hours to complete. During a traditional breast reduction surgery, Dr. Malek or Dr. Khan will create three incisions to remove excess tissue and reshape the breast for a youthful look. This type of breast reduction can take from two to five hours to complete.

What is “scarless” breast reduction surgery?

During a “scarless” breast reduction in Scottsdale, Dr. Malek or Dr. Khan will create two small incisions and use a small cannula or tube to remove excess tissue, close the incisions, and bandage the breasts. This surgery takes less time to complete, about one to two hours. This advanced technique leaves minimal scarring when surgically reducing breast size.

Both traditional and scarless breast reduction surgeries require anesthesia. However, the recovery from “scarless” breast reduction requires less time.

How long does it take to recover from breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a requires some time for healing. After the surgery, you must follow the instructions for aftercare, including caring for bandages and in some cases, drainage tubes. It is advised that you have a friend or family member stay with you for the first few days to help you around the house.

You will need to take one week off from work or other activities to rest and heal. In some cases, two weeks leave from work may be recommended, depending upon the extent of the surgery, or if your work is physically demanding. You must abstain from strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting and physical exercise for six weeks to allow a full recovery.

Is breast reduction surgery covered by insurance?

Our breast reduction in Phoenix may be covered by insurance when it can be established that health issues have occurred as a result of macromastia (large breasts). Many women suffer from backaches, neck aches, rashes, and other health problems as a direct result of overlarge breasts. Our helpful administrative staff can help you get answers about whether your surgery will be covered.

Are there any risks associated with breast reduction surgery?

As with any major surgery, there are associated risks, which can be mitigated with proper preparation, aftercare, and meeting Dr. Malek or Dr. Khan. Risks of breast reduction surgery can include:

  • Infection
  • Loss of sensation in the breasts or nipples, which can return or may be permanent
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Visible scarring
  • Issues breastfeeding

Will I have scars from breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery will result in some scars, hidden beneath the crease of the breast and around the areola, and possibly vertically down the lower half of the breast. The incision lines will be invisible even in low-cut tops or swimsuits.

Dr. Malek and Dr. Khan also offer a “scarless” breast reduction, appropriate when a breast lift is not needed to reduce the size of overlarge breasts. If a lift is required to restore the breasts higher on the chest wall, reshaping the breast mound, Dr. Malek and his team are highly-skilled at delicate suturing to create the least noticeable scars possible.

Why choose Dr. Malek and Dr. Khan in Scottsdale, AZ?

Dr. Marc Malek, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, has been delivering beautiful results to patients from Arizona and beyond for over a decade. He has a reputation for surgical excellence and is often consulted for national publications such as New Beauty. He is the recipient of numerous accolades for achieving genuinely superior results.

If you have been suffering due to large breasts and are looking to relieve back pain and achieve a more proportionate and attractive appearance, please reach out to our team at Dr. Malek and Dr. Khan’s office to schedule your breast reduction surgery consultation.

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