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Breast Reduction Des Moines

Learn more about quadruple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robbins, his medical practice called Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, and breast reduction surgery. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ has a fully accredited operating suite on site. This allows patients more privacy and continuity of care. Please visit our Photo Gallery for breast reduction photos of some our satisfied patients.

Overly large breasts can be an emotional and physical burden, which is why so many women consider breast reduction each year. Through the removal of excess skin, breast tissue and fat, Dr. Robbins can improve the shape and contour of your breasts.

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Large breasts can cause discomfort and medical problems.
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Incisions outline the breast tissue to remove and the new nipple position.
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Skin is tightened to reshape the breast.
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Scars reside around the areola, below it, and in the breast crease.

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery in Des Moines, Dr. Robbins would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the details during a one-on-one cosmetic consultation. Dr. Robbins is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Laser Surgery. His specialty is cosmetic surgery.

When to Consider Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is performed to:

  • Improve the size and contour of the breasts
  • Reduce chronic neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Reduce skin irritation and rashes that form underneath heavy breasts
  • Balance breasts that are of different sizes

Breast reduction has a high success rate and is sometimes covered by insurance. However, if you have a history of irregular mammograms, uncontrolled medical conditions or severe obesity, you may not be a good candidate for surgery. The best way to find out if surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins.

Breast Reduction Consultations at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ are NOT submitted to insurance. Dr. Robbins does not accept insurance and is 100% cosmetic. Patients wanting breast reduction surgery at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is considered cosmetic and is paid out of pocket.

FAQs

  • Where are the incisions made during breast reduction?

    There are several types of breast reduction. The right technique for your breasts will depend on your natural size and shape, as well as your desired results.

    The most common incision pattern is called the anchor lift. This technique is best for women who require a significant amount of tissue removal. The first incision begins around the perimeter of the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple) and extends vertically down to the breast crease. Another incision is then made in a horizontal line at the breast crease.

  • Will I need to take time off from work?

    Yes. Once you are released from our care, you will need an additional 1-2 weeks of rest and recuperation before returning to work. You will have a post surgical appointment with Dr. Robbins approximately 7 days after surgery. If you are having any problems or have questions, please contact our office during the day at 515-221-9999 or the after hours number provided to you.

  • Will my results be permanent?

    In most cases, your final results will be long lasting. However, it’s important to remember that large fluctuations in weight and natural aging over time can change the outward appearance of your breasts. The best way to ensure long-term results is to maintain a stable body weight.

  • What are the risks associated with breast reduction?

    All surgeries carry risks and Dr. Robbins will discuss these risks with you in detail before surgery. Some risks associated with breast reduction include infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, scarring, changes in sensation or possible unsatisfactory results. Dr. Robbins will discuss with you the details of the surgery and make sure expectations are understood.

  • Will my insurance cover the cost of breast reduction?

    Convincing your insurance company to cover anything these days can be a challenge. However, your breast reduction may be covered if deemed a medical necessity. You will need to check your insurance policy to be sure. Dr. Robbins does not accept insurance, so if you feel your breast reduction could be covered by insurance you will need to consult with another doctor who does accept insurance.

    If breast reduction is covered under your policy, you will be required to supply your insurance provider with documentation of your symptoms. In general, the more documentation you can provide (e.g., from your primary care physician, physical therapist, chiropractor, etc.), the more likely you are to be approved.

Before & After
Before & After

* Individual results may vary.

Photo Gallery

View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. David Robbins

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Learn More About Breast Reduction in Des Moines

If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re happy to help. To schedule your consultation for breast reduction in Des Moines, please contact our office at 515-221-9999. During your consultation, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and review our gallery of patient before-and-after photos.

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Easy online booking for both in-person and virtual consultations are complimentary and available with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team.

To schedule your free consultation visit our website or call 📱 515.221.9999 during business hours.




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Meeting Dr. David Robbins

This is the customer’s opportunity to ask any and all questions. It is also Dr. Robbins’ opportunity to ask you questions as well. Every conversation should be open and honest because surgery is a big deal and both parties involved want the best outcome with the best experience possible. You should be expected to talk about the following:

What you want to change about your body, and why you want to change it?
How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after plastic surgery?
Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see?
Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals?
What results you can expect from each procedure?
What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)?
The risks and possible complications from surgery?
Review your medical history (be open and honest for your safety).




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When you are called back to begin your consultation appointment, you will first meet with a patient coordinator, who will review your medical history with you and help you get settled. Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. They make sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before surgery as well as throughout your surgery and recovery process. They also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments.

Our front desk receptionist is also able to schedule pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. The patient coordinator will credential the office and the staff, including Dr. Robbins, so that you have a good understanding of what sets Des Moines Plastic Surgery apart from other local plastic surgery practices.




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Once the customer feels comfortable with the information they have gathered, a consultation is scheduled by email or phone. Customers will always meet with Dr. Robbins and his Patient Care Coordinator for the initial consult.

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Before Scheduling A Consultation

We encourage customers to do research online, talk with family and friends and verify the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Please visit our website for more information about the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This often prepares the customer for the consult and makes them feel more comfortable with Dr. Robbins.




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A consultation is equal parts interview, learning experience, and time to see the possibilities of what cosmetic surgery can achieve for you. It’s a two-way conversation that should help you answer important questions:

Is cosmetic surgery the right option for me?
If so, which procedure or procedures are appropriate?
Who do I want to perform my procedure(s)?
Are the benefits worth the risks?
You get these answers by meeting with Dr. Robbins, a board certified plastic surgeon and his staff and asking more detailed questions. Expect each consultation to last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is important to remember you are consulting for elective cosmetic surgery, not covered by insurance.




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How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human blood contains many growth factors that stimulate stem cells which have the ability to stimulate new cell and tissue growth and regeneration as well as tissue healing in the environment or location that the PRP is placed. Multiple medical publications over the past two decades confirm the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP has been used with great success over the past 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, reconstructive and wound healing treatments, oral surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.





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PRP as it relates to hair growth is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth and preventing further loss. PRP hair restoration does not re-grow hair but uses your own blood products to increase hair thickness and stimulates existing hair follicles to grow and is best applied to small areas of thinning hair, receding hairlines, and loss of hair volume. PRP is not meant to replace FDA approved medications to prevent hair loss but may be used in addition to these medications or may be an option for those who wish to not take medications or have side effects from these medications. PRP will complement the effects of minoxidil and DHT blockers. PRP hair restoration is also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery or who want to delay formal hair transplant surgery. PRP can also be used after Neograft hair transplant to improve graft survival and speed of growth as well as to help prevent ongoing hair loss.





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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the body’s natural healing elixir and acts as a natural fertilizer that stimulates stem cells to grow and repair aged and damaged tissue. Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) therapy can be a proactive treatment for patients experiencing thinning hair or as an adjunct to hair transplant procedures. PRP has been utilized for years as a way to stimulate growth of new cells in a variety of applications. PRP has recently received a great deal of press as it relates to treatments to restore youthful appearance to your skin. For example, Des Moines Plastic Surgery uses PRP with lasers and microneedling to expedite healing and for anti-aging and improvement in skin texture and tone.




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You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have:

Localized fat deposits around your midsection
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Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Aging
Heredity
Pregnancy
Prior surgery
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon and each year performs 5x more breast augmentation procedures than the national average.

We offer complimentary consultations where you can meet with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team. Consults involve learning more about the procedure you’re interested in, determining if you’re a candidate, and going over results and expectations.

Learn more about our award-winning practice by visiting our website and schedule consults conveniently online.




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Consultation: the first step.

Many women start their surgical journey by talking to a friend or a relative who has already had a breast augmentation. While these are all good places to start, your most valuable resource is a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

A consultation doesn’t take long, and with an expert’s opinion, you’ll be better able to understand the benefits, risks, and discover which implant options are best for you and your body.




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