Find Relief in a Breast Reduction in Huntersville with Dr. Erik Miles


For a large number of women, completing regular activities in their daily routines may seem like an overwhelming task. Their large breasts make it difficult to exercise and may even halt exercise altogether. Thankfully, there is a solution. For women with problems caused by large breasts, Dr. Erik Miles may recommend a breast reduction.

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove size and mass from an individual’s breasts. Patients may elect for a breast reduction for any number of reasons. Some patients may desire breasts that are more proportionate to the size and shape of their body. Other patients, with excessive breast size, may desire relief from physical ailments caused by the size of their breasts, including pain in the back, neck, and shoulders or a rash. Following breast reduction, these ailments resolve leaving patients happy, confident and able to perform daily activities with more ease.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

A breast reduction in Huntersville is ideal for any patient who is unhappy with the large size of their breasts. Good candidates typically have large, pendulous breasts and may have oversized or descendent areolas. In some instances, the nipple even points directly downward. Candidates typically experience difficulty completing daily activities and may find they need to wear multiple bras to fully support their large breasts.

During your consultation, Dr. Erik Miles will evaluate your breasts to determine the best course of action. He will discuss your expectations for the procedure and current health to determine if breast reduction surgery is right for you.

What can I expect during the procedure?

Prior to your procedure a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia. An incision is made in the breast based on your individual needs. Most often the incision is in an “inverted T” pattern, although a keyhole shaped incision is also common. After the incision is made, tissue is removed and repositioned to achieve the desired results. In the end the surgical site is closed with absorbable sutures and surgical adhesive. In many cases, surgical drains may be placed for 3-7 days. Dr. Miles will have a team of trained assistants on hand at all times during your procedure.

What is the recovery process like?

Some mild swelling and bruising is expected, although a surgical dressing will be applied to reduce swelling. If needed, surgical drains can be removed a few days following the procedure. All patients are provided with medications and instructions to ensure proper healing of the surgical site. Generally, patients take 1-2 weeks off from their daily activities, including work or school. Overall healing will complete within 6-8 weeks, after which exercise and other strenuous activity can presume.

Why should I choose Dr. Erik Miles for my breast reduction?

Dr. Erik Miles has been a double board-certified plastic surgeon for many years. Combining technical expertise, artistic skill, with extensive experience and amazing results, he is extremely qualified to perform breast reduction surgery. His careful attention to detail provides patients with the fantastic results they have come to expect from Dr. Miles. If you or someone you know is interested in a breast reduction in Huntersville, contact Dr. Erik Miles at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miles when you call (704) 896-5556.

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