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Breast Reduction Reno

Many women with large breasts choose to have a breast reduction in Reno, NV, or Tahoe/Truckee with Dr. Charles Virden to eliminate the pain and discomfort associated with their chest size. As an experienced breast surgeon, Dr. Virden has helped hundreds of women improve their breasts and their body image through his specialized breast reduction technique. His surgical approach results in fewer scars and provides long-lasting benefits so that you can enjoy your new body for years to come.

If you’re serious about improving your image, we invite you to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation. request a consultationrequest a consultation online now, or schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.

Breast reduction is one operation that can provide immediate relief. Coupled with a 95% satisfaction rate, breast reduction is a very rewarding procedure for both the patient and the surgeon.

—Charles P. Virden, MD

About the Procedure

Breast reduction, technically known as “reduction mammoplasty”, is a surgical procedure that improves breast position and also makes the breasts smaller and firmer. Breast reduction results in noticeable improvements in both appearance and function. Many women with large breasts (macromastia or gigantomastia) complain of neck pain, back pain, bra strap grooves, and/or intertriginous rashes. A well-performed breast reduction can eliminate all of these symptoms and result in more beautiful breasts.

Reasons for Considering Breast Reduction

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
  • Sagging breasts
  • Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts
  • Restricted physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts
  • Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts
Meet Dr. Virden

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden has the credentials you can trust and the experience you need for the results you want.

Meet Dr. Virden  

When you want quality, safety, and excellence in plastic surgery, Reno plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden delivers.

Dr. Virden’s Breast Reduction Procedure

Techniques in Reno for breast reduction vary; however, the most common procedure involves an incision around the areola and vertically from the areola to the inframammary crease. Excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are then removed and the nipple and areola are relocated to a higher position and held in place by stitches. Occasionally, liposuction alone can be used to reduce breast size, but this is not common.

Dr. Virden uses a superior pedicle approach in the majority of his breast reductions. This technique results in fewer scars than the traditional inferior pedicle breast reduction, and the breasts are much less prone to bottoming out (a condition that results in drooping of the bottom portion of the breasts). The procedure is performed by making an incision around the areola that extends downward following the natural curve beneath the breast. Excess tissue, skin and fat are removed and the nipple and areola are lifted. Dr. Virden will determine the best procedure for you during your initial consultation visit.

Your Recovery

Bandages are applied immediately following surgery to accelerate healing and to minimize movement. Once the bandages are removed, a surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery, which can be treated with oral medication.

Breast reduction results in an immediate body-image change as well as instant relief from physical burdens. Patients are pleased with the elimination of pain caused by large breasts and enjoy a better proportioned body, an enhanced appearance, and better fitting clothes.

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