Breast Reduction

Neck, shoulder and back pain. Chafing under bra straps or along the underside of the breast itself. Self-consciousness. Discomfort while exercising. You don’t need to live with the physical and emotional challenges large breasts can cause. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin to create smaller, more proportionate breasts.

When looking for a breast reduction surgery in Denver, you want the best breast surgeon to help you meet your goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Francesco Campanile specializes in breast reduction surgery and can help you feel more comfortable and enjoy a wider range of activities. A breast reduction can help relieve shoulder pain, improve posture, and eliminate the skin irritations that can occur around bra strap indentations or below the breast folds.

After reducing their breast size, many women discover that it’s much easier to jog and enjoy other athletic activities. The procedure can also help you achieve a more proportionate, balanced figure, and give you more options when shopping for tops, swimsuits and dresses.

Many women seeking a breast reduction know they’d like smaller breasts but don’t know how small to go or what they’ll look like afterwards. Dr. Campanile understands these concerns and takes the time to discuss your options with you. His post-surgical breast size recommendations are made based on a detailed physical examination as well as an understanding of your preferences, goals and lifestyle.

Top 3 Reasons To Choose Us

  • Francesco Campanile offers newer techniques such as the lollipop incision to reduce scarring while still ensuring the best possible outcome.
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of proven experience, Dr. Campanile stays up to date with the latest innovations in breast surgery.
  • Campanile works closely with each woman to understand her specific needs and customizes every breast reduction to deliver beautiful results.

About Breast Reduction Surgery

A breast reduction removes breast tissue, skin and excess fat to reshape the breasts for better balance and increased comfort. In addition to reducing breast size, the procedure also lifts the breasts. This helps to improve the breast position and contour, similar to what’s achieved during a breast lift. Dr. Campanile is careful to minimize the number of incisions whenever possible for a flattering, aesthetic final result.

Your Breast Reduction Procedure

To begin breast reduction surgery, Dr. Campanile makes a lollipop or anchor-shaped incision on the lower part of the breast and around the areola. Through this incision, he removes excess tissue. Because the breast volume is decreased, excess skin also needs to be removed. In many cases, the nipple and areola are repositioned higher on the breast.

Most women take a week to 10 days after surgery before they are ready for normal activities, with exercise and more strenuous activities added in after about 3 to 4 weeks. Some scarring will remain after the procedure but should fade over time with proper post-surgical care.

The Best Results

Because every woman has both a unique figure and unique cosmetic goals, Dr. Campanile customizes the breast reduction procedures he performs. Some women may need only a minor reduction of fatty tissue, in which case Dr. Campanile may recommend a “scarless” breast reduction, which is performed using liposuction.

Request a consultation online to learn more about breast reduction. And if you haven’t already, be sure to view our breast reduction before and after photos to see the results Dr. Campanile has achieved for his patients. We’re here for you every step of the way and look forward to meeting with you.

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Procedure Preparation Guide: Breast Reduction

Properly preparing for your procedure is a key step in achieving a stress-free breast reduction from our Denver office. Patients should be proactive regarding their own health and informed about their surgical options. This relates not only to the surgery, but also to your recovery. This breast reduction guide will give you tips on the best questions to ask during your initial consultation, ideas for what to look for in a surgeon, and help you prepare yourself for your surgery and the healing process.

At Your Consultation:

Finding a top-notch surgeon for your breast reduction is an important first step to ensuring ideal results. One of the best ways to narrow down your choices is by having a list of questions prepared to ask likely candidates. These may be asked during your initial consultation:

  • What is your educational background, and what are your credentials?
  • What types of certifications do you hold?
  • How long has your practice been active?
  • What is your complication rate for breast reductions?
  • What is the average number of breast reductions your practice performs in a year?
  • May I see before and after breast reduction photos of women with similar body types to mine?

Additionally, feeling comfortable with your plastic surgeon on a personal level will go a long way toward helping you feel positive about your surgery, so listen to your instincts as well as checking professional qualifications.

Preparing for Breast Reduction Surgery:

Getting ready for your breast reduction will begin far before you see the operating room at all. Before your appointment, there are several things you can do to prepare for both your surgery and your recovery.

Personal Considerations:

  • Arrange transportation both to and from your surgery, and make sure you’ll have someone with you around the clock for the first 24 hours.
  • Rearrange any important meetings or deadlines that fall during your recovery, so you can just focus on taking care of you.
  • Prepare a few meals ahead of time and freeze them to make eating well as hassle-free as possible.
  • Line up support from friends or family to help around the house in case you don’t feel up to it.

Physical Considerations

  • Let Dr. Campanile know if you’re taking supplements, vitamins or prescription medications.
  • Smoking slows the healing process and may bring needless complications to the surgery. Smokers should quit at least two weeks prior to their appointment, and not start up again until at least two weeks after the surgery.
  • Wash with an antimicrobial soap before surgery to minimize infection risks, and avoid application of body lotions or makeup the day of your appointment.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing that’s easy to get on and off. For a breast reduction, a button-up shirt will be easier to manage than something that pulls on over your head.

Breast Reduction Recovery Tips

The first few days after your surgery are the most challenging. Most patients feel tired and sore initially, and may feel discouraged because of pain or low energy levels. During this time, it’s important to remember that this uncomfortable stage will pass quickly if you give your body lots of rest and time for recovery.

  • A special support bra may be needed to promote initial healing.
  • Rest for the first several days, and then ease back into a low-activity routine.
  • Listen to your body, and don’t overdo it.
  • Avoid activities that could put strain on your incisions.
  • Follow any additional instructions Dr. Campanile may suggest to aid in recovery.

If you have any questions about preparing for your procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 303-345-7476.

Breast Reduction FAQs

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

At our cosmetic surgery practice in Denver, breast reductions are typically requested by women who are self-conscious about the size of their breasts, or who experience physical discomfort as a result of their breast size. If you have back pain, skin chafing, or are otherwise frustrated by complications related to your breast size, you may be a candidate.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can take place through a variety of techniques. Each method will remove excess fat and tissue from the breasts. Dr. Francesco Campanile reshapes the remaining breast tissue and closes the incisions. The number of incisions made and the length of time the surgery may take vary from person to person.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

What is breast reduction recovery like?

Although all patients heal differently, light activities are often resumed within the first week. Gentle exercise is usually tolerated by 2 weeks, and more vigorous activities within another month or 2. There may be some soreness, numbness or both. Swelling is also common following surgery, and a special support bra should be worn continuously, night and day, for the first few weeks.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

What about scarring after breast reduction?

There is no way to perform a breast reduction without leaving a scar. However, the scars may be hidden by clothing and even bikinis. Patients should be able to wear very low-cut clothing without any scar showing.  Over time, scars typically fade to become barely noticeable. Most women consider breast reduction scars to be minimal compared to the trade-off of feeling positive about their results.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

Are there risks involved with breast reduction?

There are always risks before any major surgery, although complications due to breast reduction are relatively low. For example, nipple sensation is often lost temporarily following surgery, although in some rare cases this loss of sensation may be permanent. Dr. Campanile will let you know of any possible complications that could arise during or after your breast reduction.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

How long will my breast reduction results last?

Fat cells and breast tissue that are removed during breast reduction surgery cannot grow back. However, if you gain weight following the procedure, your breasts may grow in size and change shape. Staying at a healthy weight and exercising regularly are important following surgery. We also encourage our patients to wear highly supportive bras to retain the best possible breast shape.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name

Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.

Summary
Breast Reduction
Service Type
Breast Reduction Surgery
Provider Name
Dr. Francesco Campanile,
425 S. Cherry St., Suite #510,Denver,Colorado-80246,
Telephone No.303-345-7476
Area
Denver, Colorado
Description
Dr. Francesco Campanile is known as a top breast reduction surgeon in Denver and throughout Colorado. Offering breast reduction for smaller, lifted breasts.
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