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Breast Reduction FAQs

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.*

Request a consultation online to learn more about breast reduction. And if you haven’t already, be sure to view breast reduction patient 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.

Q: Am I A Candidate?

A: 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.

Q: What Happens During Surgery?

A: Breast reduction surgery can take place through a variety of techniques. Each method will remove excess fat and tissue from the breasts.* Dr. Frank 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.

Q: What Is Breast Reduction Recovery Like?

A: Although all patients heal differently, light activities are often resumed within the first week.* Gentle exercise is often tolerated by two weeks, and more vigorous activities within another month or two.* 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.

Q: What About Scarring?

A: 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.*

Q: Are There Risks?

A: There are always risks before any major surgery, although risks of breast reduction are fairly minimal.* 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.

Q: How long will my breast reduction results last?

A: 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.*

Request a consultation online, or call our Cherry Creek office at
303-345-7476, conveniently located in Denver, Colorado.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel confident
that you’re bringing out the best in your body.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.