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When the breasts are heavy, pendulous, and oversized, it can cause a range of problems including shoulder, neck, and back pain. Other signs that the breasts may be disproportionately too large are bra strap related grooving in the shoulders, chafing and irritation in the breast crease, migraines, breast pain, and an inability to effectively exercise due to the burdensome nature of the breasts. Through outpatient breast reduction surgery, Dr. Pratt will streamline your figure by restoring proportion, balance, and shape, giving you not only a remarkable cosmetic improvement, but a functional transformation as well.

What is a breast reduction?

During your Charlotte NC breast reduction surgery, Dr. Pratt will remove excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue to create a more youthful, shape and more balanced breast size that brings harmony to the rest of your figure. The removal of this additional weight will typically provide symptomatic relief to the once chronically strained neck, back, and shoulders. The surgery can help improve sagging breasts, and nipple repositioning can be performed in conjunction to provide a youthful, perky aesthetic you will be excited to show off at the beach, in photos, and in the bedroom.

Breast Reduction in Charlotte

What are the benefits of the procedure?

  • Increased physical comfort
  • Increased range of motion and mobility
  • Increased confidence in one’s looks
  • More energy and stamina
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Reduction in chaffing and irritation
  • A more proportionate, balanced silhouette
  • Reduction in cat-calling and taunting

Dr. Pratt was phenomenal in providing options when I came in to discuss revising a breast reduction I had 15 years earlier by a different surgeon.  Over that time period, I felt my DDD had become saggy and unattractive. I was pretty sure I did not want implants (since I already had enough size to share) but I wanted to somehow "lift the girls" without losing too much curve. I'm thrilled to report his talented skills allowed me to keep my curves but regain attractive shape. Thank you Dr. Pratt and staff!

Debbie W.

Who is an ideal candidate for a breast reduction in Charlotte, NC?

Candidates well-suited for our Charlotte NC breast reduction surgery are in good mental and emotional health. Ideally, patients are non-smokers; however, those who do smoke must refrain from smoking at least three weeks before and after their procedure. Candidate’s Body Mass Index (BMI) should be under 35.

Some of the signs you might need a breast reduction are:

  • Irritation, rashes and chaffing around the bra straps and bra wires
  • Fatigue and lack of stamina
  • Inhibition when playing sports or performing rigorous tasks
  • Self-consciousness or social withdrawal
  • Having to wear several bras to exercise
  • Neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Not wearing clothes that are appropriate for the weather
  • Heavy, oversized breasts that droop down too low
  • Headaches or dizziness

What can I expect from recovery?

You will be fitted with a mildly compressive sports bra after surgery, which is used to help your breasts maintain their new contours while minimizing swelling. Dr. Pratt and his staff will ensure that you have the proper medications for a smooth recovery as well as a detailed aftercare plan that goes over showering, bathing, nutrition, exercise modifications, and timing of return to sexual activity.

Why choose Dr. Pratt for breast reduction?

Providing patients with the highest standards of safety with unparalleled attention to detail, Dr. Pratt is known throughout Charlotte, NC for routinely going the extra mile to elevate his patients’ quality of life. Dr. Pratt takes all the time necessary to ensure that each patient makes an informed decision. He firmly believes that an informed patient is an empowered one – which boosts patient confidence and simultaneously reduces anxiety.

After graduating from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1997, Dr. Pratt went on to pursue a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to pursue a plastic surgery fellowship at the elite University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Although Bespoke Plastic Surgery is exclusively dedicated to aesthetic surgery, Dr. Pratt maintains plastic surgery hospital privileges with Atrium Health Care and regularly takes emergency room call as well as facial trauma call at Charlotte’s Level One Trauma Center in uptown Charlotte, NC.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

Sincerely,
Broc L. Pratt, MD

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We are open and seeing patients!

In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

Sincerely,
Broc L. Pratt, MD

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