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Breast Reduction

In his Denver practice, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat uses his recognized skills in breast surgery to help women alleviate back pain and improve body image issues by performing breast reduction in Denver. 

The noted benefits of undergoing a breast reduction include:

  • Lifted, firmer and smaller breasts
  • Lessened back pain
  • Reduced areola size
  • Improved body proportion

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction surgery performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat combines skin and tissue removal techniques to reduce the size and sag of breasts that are overly large, often causing back, neck or shoulder pain, as well as skin infections beneath the breast.

In addition to the health benefits, breast reduction surgery can also work to improve a patient’s self-esteem by improving their silhouette and the fit of their clothes. In order to undergo this procedure, you should be a nonsmoker and understand the benefits and risks of undergoing this type of plastic surgery.

The Breast Reduction Procedure: What to Expect in Surgery

When you undergo breast reduction surgery in Denver with Dr. Mouchantat, you will be under a general anesthesia for approximately two to four hours. When he begins, your plastic surgeon will make an incision circling the bottom of the areola and extending down to the breast crease. Through this incision, Dr. Mouchantat will remove the excess skin, fat and tissue. He will then lift the remaining breast tissue as well as reshape and reposition the nipple areola. When finished, your plastic surgeon will close the incisions and cover them.

Breast Reduction Pre/Post Op Instructions

Following your breast reduction surgery, you will likely experience swelling, bruising and discomfort and you may be prescribed medication to manage any pain. To collect fluid that may accumulate following your surgery, drains will likely be placed near the incision site. You will also be required to wear a special post-surgical bra for two to three weeks. This bra will aid in proper healing. Service areas include: Denver, Lakewood, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Arvada, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, Ken Caryl, Boulder & Westminster Colorado.

Reduction Mammaplasty Pre-op Instructions

Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications or vitamin E for 14 days prior to surgery.

Shower with Hibiclens for 3 days and the evening before and the morning of surgery, use a clean towel
each time. Do not use the Hibiclens on your face at all, only on your body. Hibiclens is not safe to use near
your eyes. Shower 48 hours post op using the remaining Hibiclens soap for the next few showers. Hibiclens
is available at your pharmacy.

Do not shave your armpits the day before or the day of surgery

Wear comfortable clothes to the surgery center, avoid tops that pull over the head and slip on shoes are

Bring your history and consent paperwork with you to the surgery center.

Fill prescriptions and read the instructions before the day of surgery. Discuss your regular medications and
birth control pill use prior to surgery.

Do not drive yourself to the surgery center; you will also need a ride home and someone to care for you for
at least 24 hours.

After Surgery Instructions

Eat what sounds appetizing; smaller portions more often may be more comfortable than full meals.
Take medications as directed, try to keep some food in your stomach before taking pain medications as
they can cause nausea.
Pain medications can cause constipation, take plenty of liquids and an over the counter stool softener such
as: Colace or Senna Kot can help prevent problems. Milk of Magnesia as directed on the bottle is safe if
you are having a problem.
Rest, but do not be sedentary for extended periods, raise your legs and flex the leg muscles frequently while
resting and walk for 5-10 minutes four or five times a day, around the house is fine.
You may move your arms gently throughout the range of motion, no resistive exercise and no lifting more
than 5 pounds with each hand.
Adjust your garment as needed, and put it back on after showers.
You should take a shower in 48 hours from the surgery time unless your discharge paperwork tells you
otherwise. Use the remaining Hibiclens for the first few showers. Wash right over the wounds and drain
dressing taking care to keep the dressing intact.
Empty your drains twice a day and record the output. Do not remove the plastic dressing over the drains.
A gentle massage of tenderness or spasms in the muscles is OK. If something doesn’t seem right to you,
please call, we are happy to answer questions.

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Learn More About Breast Reduction in Denver

If you struggle with overly large, painful breasts and are interested in undergoing a breast reduction surgery with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat, we encourage you to contact his Denver plastic surgery practice to set up a consultation. For more information, please view the following breast reduction resources:

Before and After Gallery


Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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