About Breast Reduction Surgery
Abnormally large breasts can create social, functional, and physical concerns for women. Furthermore, uneven and very large breasts can lead to self-confidence issues and overall embarrassment, as well as aches and pains. Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas are plastic surgeons in Santa Rosa, CA who continue to help countless women get back their confidence and feel more comfortable through surgical reduction of the breasts. This aesthetic surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa removes excess breast fat and skin, as well as unhealthy tissue to redefine and reshape the breasts to a more compatible size. Breast reduction surgery also reshapes the size of the nipples/areolas and moves them so they are symmetrical with the new size. In most situations, a breast lift can be implemented to produce a more taut and younger-looking appearance.
If you are challenged with excessively large breasts that create obstacles in your everyday life, cosmetic breast reduction may be what you need to get the figure you wish for. Breast reduction is helpful for women who experience emotional stress or find it difficult to live a fulfilled and active life because of the weight of their breasts. If you also deal with consistent skin problems (as well as back or neck pain), breast reduction surgery can eliminate these medical conditions. It's crucial that patients are at a normal weight and choose a trained surgeon, like Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, who listens to their desired outcome and has the aptitude to create a pleasing and natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Canales yesterday. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Canales and all of his staff. From the moment I called to enquire about scheduling a consultation to walking out of the facility after surgery, everyone was so kind and helpful. I had wanted to have this procedure for over 2 years but had put it off in a lot of ways due to anxiety about finding a surgeon that not only was very highly qualified, but who also had a warm and friendly bedside manner. He is also incredibly down to earth with a great sense of humor, something I have found somewhat lacking in the others I have met in his field. I know it is only day 1 but I'm feeling great, not remotely as painful as I expected. Stitches come out next Monday and then I am looking forward to making a full recovery and enjoying the weight that has been lifted off my chest! Thank you Dr. Canales and all of your administrative and medical team for taking such good care of me."- E.J. / Yelp / Nov 01, 2016
"Dr. Heather Furnas is more then just a plastic surgeon... - Dr. Furnas also improves your confidence with her wonderful work! She is compassionate as well. I had a breast reduction one year ago (2011) after dreaming and planning on it for over 15 years! I chose Dr. Furnas because of her wonderful reviews online and her locality. From the initial encounter, I experienced nothing but kindness, patience and professionalism from every single person I came across in Dr. Furnas' office and surgery room. Dr. Furnas and her husband Dr. Canales, have their own surgery unit and recovery room in their building. Everything is state of the art. They even have their own generator to use if the power goes off while performing surgeries! The whole staff make you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you step in to the office. Everyone is always smiling and cheerful. Follow up after the surgery is just awesome, you don't get shoved aside and forgotten by Dr. Furnas. I can't recommend her enough! Go meet her, you will see what all of us already know!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 17, 2012
Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient process and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing of surgery depends on several factors, including the complexity of the incision, the general reduction technique, and finally, how much reduction is required. The areola and nipple area repositioning is also a factor. For most patients, liposuction is necessary for fat and tissue elimination to reduce the breast size. During the private consultation, all of these aspects are addressed with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. Scarring is also scrupulously examined and talked through as it is likely to occur. However, surgical skill and advanced techniques have led to a noticeable reduction in the visibility of scarring. Based on the intricacy of the size and overall reduction, either an inverted-T or a straight line (vertical) incision will be incorporated. Breast fat and tissue will then be removed, and the existing skin and tissue will be pulled tight and secured.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely in our comfortable recovery facility and then discharged home to begin the healing process. A small, tube-like draining device is usually inserted near the incision area to reduce bleeding and swelling. A compression bra will be put in place for a few days that will boost blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. In a month or so, the breasts will position themselves and settle, and the post-surgery effects will diminish. The vast selection of our patients at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa say they feel lighter, relieved, and more reassured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you could not wear before and feel enthusiastic with your new shape. Keep in mind, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the outcomes are not affected in a negative way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
Your cost for breast reduction surgery can be reviewed with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas in your consultation. When they have created your treatment plan, it is easier to calculate your costs, including facility fees, anesthesia, and more. Reduction surgery usually leads to a dramatic improvement in all aspects of life, which is why our staff will help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment easier to afford. We will also help you talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers some of your expenses.
Will my insurance cover breast reduction?
Your health insurance might pay part of the cost of your surgery if it's considered medically necessary. If you want to use your insurance, talk to Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas so they can help with your claim. You should contact your provider to find out if your policy might pay for the surgery and the information they need. Your insurance might need measurements, like your weight, height, body surface area, and body mass index (BMI).
Will my nipples be moved?
Usually, the nipples and areola will be moved up to a central position during breast reduction surgery. If a significant amount of tissue and skin needs to be removed, your nipple-areola may be cut out and moved. Our plastic surgeons will select an incision technique so the nipple and areola are easy to move higher. It's also possible to perform an areolatome to reduce the size of the areolas. Your options will be explained in your consultation before our plastic surgeons help you choose the best plan to meet your goals.
Can I breastfeed after a breast reduction?
Reduction surgery can affect breastfeeding. Although some women can still breastfeed after a surgical reduction, other women cannot. It's difficult to know whether your breast reduction will interfere with breastfeeding. This is why Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas suggest that patients be done with breastfeeding before considering breast reduction surgery.
Can my breasts regrow after surgery?
Following reduction surgery, your breasts may get smaller or bigger with dramatic weight changes. This is why it is better to be at a healthy weight prior to your surgery that you can easily maintain. In your consultation, we will discuss the best ways to prepare for your reduction and what you can do after to help make sure your results last.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas have helped so many women regain their body, mind, and spirit for a more engaging life with surgical reduction of the breasts. During the consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa, they will go over all of the steps to attain your aesthetic desires and tailor a customized surgical plan to fit your goals. There's no reason to continue simply accepting the lack of confidence or discomfort that can accompany large breasts. Please call our office in Santa Rosa, CA to understand more about this life-changing breast reduction surgery.