Dr. Hotchandani uses the tumescent liposuction or Body-Jet liposuction technique alone (local anesthesia used) or in combination with traditional reduction surgery (general anesthesia) to reduce the size of overly large breasts. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at the state of the art Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery facility in Green Bay. Dr. Hotchandani does not participate with any insurance companies. The procedure is considered cosmetic.
- What to Expect
- How it Works
- Patient Experience
- Before & After
What to Expect
Results of your breast reduction surgery continue to improve as swelling resolves over weeks. Incision scars will fade gradually over a period of a year.
Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgeries Patient Comments
First, congratulations to Dr. Hotchandani and his entire staff on providing an atmosphere which is both professional and caring. I was terribly shy and apprehensive about the procedure I wanted. The staff and Dr. Hotchandani were so kind, gentle, and encouraging. I felt completely safe and comfortable. It is almost like family. As for my procedures, I had my breasts reduced and am more than pleased. It is wonderful to be able to button a blouse and wear a size smaller because I can zip up the back. My husband loves the look. I also had liposuction on my abdomen and am no longer looking 6 months pregnant! I am following up with a treatment [mesotherapy] that will further reduce the problems areas. Dr. Hotchandani is a perfectionist. He will work with you until you are both satisfied with the results….If anyone has any doubts, or questions, I’d be happy to share my experience with them. It is the best thing I have ever done and I only wish I hadn’t waited so long.
How Does it Work?
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, consists of the removal of excess skin and breast tissue through an incision around the nipple to the crease of the breast occasionally with added horizontal incision in the crease below the breast and Dr. Hotchandani repositions the remaining breast, skin, nipple and areola. In cases where removal of excess skin is not necessary, the breast reduction procedure is simply performed like tumescent liposuction or body-jet liposuction without major scars. Sometimes surgical reduction is accompanied with liposuction.
Breast reduction surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis (return home the same day) in one to three hours under local anesthesia if undergoing reduction using the tumescent/body-jet liposuction technique or general anesthesia when combined with traditional reductions. Be sure to arrange for someone to take you to and from surgery, and it is recommended that you have someone with you for at least the first night post-procedure. If you are traveling from out of town, Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery may provide an overnight stay at a local hotel close to the office.
After a breast surgery, there may be temporary discomfort, bruising, swelling, numbness and your skin may be tight for a week or two. Patients wear an elastic bandage and a supportive bra to minimize swelling and provide support, and dressings and bandages will help incisions to heal over two to three weeks.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Good candidates for breast reduction are those who find their breasts to be overly large for their frame. If you are not sure, whether you are a good candidate or not please call a Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery professional and they would be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation.
Is general anesthesia always required?
At Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hotchandani may perform your breast reduction using the tumescent or body-jet liposuction technique, which only requires local anesthesia and a sedative. Tumescent or body-jet liposuction for breast reduction may be combined with traditional reduction surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia.
Is breast reduction surgery painful?
If you have selected the tumescent technique, a local anesthetic will be used, and in the case of a traditional breast reduction surgery general anesthesia is used so you will not feel any pain during the procedure in either case. Any discomfort post-procedure may be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication as recommended or narcotics as prescribed.
What is the recovery time?
Most patients are able to resume regular activities within approximately one week, but there can be wide variation in progress during the first week. Many patients are able to return to work in one to two weeks, depending on how physically demanding the job, but heavy lifting should be avoided for three to four weeks. Be sure to arrange for someone to take you to and from surgery and it is recommended that you have someone with you for at least the first night post-procedure.
Does a breast reduction surgery leave scars?
The number and length of the scars depend on the technique used, which is determined based on the degree of sagging, size, nipple and areola positioning, and amount of skin comprising the breasts. Scars will fade and improve over many years.