WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and weight of large, heavy breasts, helping to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast contour that is better proportioned to a patient’s body. The procedure is not merely cosmetic; it can also alleviate the physical and emotional strain of overly large breasts, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, and self-esteem issues.
Why Choose Breast Reduction?
Physical Relief: Women with overly large breasts often suffer from back pain, neck pain, and posture issues. A breast reduction can alleviate these problems.
Enhanced Aesthetic: Overly large breasts can be out of proportion with the rest of the body. Breast reduction can help create a more balanced and attractive silhouette.
Lifestyle Improvement: Many women find that large breasts interfere with daily activities and exercise. Breast reduction can increase your mobility and ability to participate in physical activities.
The Consultation Process
Prior to undergoing a breast reduction, you’ll have a detailed consultation with our surgeon. During this meeting, you will discuss your expectations and concerns. Our surgeon will evaluate your medical history and the current condition of your breasts to determine the best course of action for you.
The Surgical Procedure
Breast reduction surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia and takes about two to four hours. Techniques vary, but the most common approach involves making an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downwards, and follows the natural curve of the breast. Excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the remaining skin and tissue are reshaped. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height.
Recovery varies between individuals, but most can expect to return to non-strenuous activities within 1-2 weeks. You’ll likely experience swelling and discomfort, which can be managed through prescribed medications. It is crucial to follow our surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible results.
Breast reduction can offer life-changing benefits. Not only does the surgery produce more proportionate and attractive breasts, but it also offers immediate relief from the physical discomfort associated with large breasts. Results are long-lasting, although significant weight gain or hormonal changes like pregnancy could alter the outcomes.