It seems like every week there's another great reason to get out and about in Seattle. Breast reduction helps women with uncomfortably large and sagging breasts to gain greater freedom and feel better about their breast appearance. With a more manageable breast size, you'll be ready to enjoy all life here in the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Reduction usually is performed after a woman's breasts are fully developed, but the procedure may be appropriate for teens who are experiencing serious discomfort.
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Breast Reduction Before & After Photos
Breast Reduction Case 24
Dr. Stridde was referred by this 34 year old Seattle area patient's gynecologist in the hopes that he could perform a breast reduction procedure to alleviate severe neck and back pain the patient was experiencing due to her overly large breasts. Dr. Stridde performed a reduction mammopl...
Breast Reduction Case 25
Our 35 year old Seattle breast reduction patient had been experiencing severe neck and back pain due to her large and very heavy breasts. She underwent a breast reduction procedure in which breast tissue was removed, her areolas and nipples were raised and breasts were lifted. Post surgery she no...
Dr. Braden Stridde understands that good proportion and symmetry are essential for a satisfying breast reduction surgery outcome. With many years in practice and hundreds of breast reduction procedures performed for women from Bellevue, Seattle, and other nearby communities, Dr. Stridde is dedicated to achieving exceptional results – his breast reduction photos speak for themselves.
Your Breast Reduction
Preparing for breast reduction is easy. You'll receive detailed pre-operative instructions from your surgeon, which you must follow closely. Smokers and women taking certain medications will be required to quit for some period before and after the procedure. Before surgery, stock up on ice, comfortable clothing, and movies, magazines, or other reading material to make your recovery more enjoyable.
See for yourself the results that make Dr. Stridde one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the Seattle area.View Before & After Photo Gallery
Most often Dr. Stridde performs breast reduction as an outpatient surgery. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes from 2 to 4 hours depending on each woman's needs. Incisions are placed around the areola, extending below the areola, and within the fold underneath the breast. The incisions will leave scars which for most women fades over time.
Our breast reduction patients say that the scars inherently necessary in a breast reduction procedure are a more than a worthwhile tradeoff to achieve greater breast comfort, improved breast shape, and increased freedom to enjoy a broad range of activities.
Browse videos and before-and- after photos, and review your consultation using TouchMD, a free, personalized online tool offered by Dr. Stridde to enhance your patient experience. The secure, password-protected Web access allows you to share your experience with family and friends.
Recovery after Surgery
Many women are surprised to find that they experience less discomfort following breast reduction than they expected. In general, you should be able to return to your job and other daily activities within 2 weeks. Dr. Stridde makes every effort to preserve nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed after surgery, but in some cases these functions can be lost. He will take the time to thoroughly review these issues and answer all your questions during the consultation. After they've fully recovered, breast reduction patients are usually highly satisfied with the results of their surgery.
Breast reduction can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Request your consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at