BREAST REDUCTION surgery
Large breasts for many women can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. Some women may feel self-conscious when shopping for clothes and outfits that fit and flatter them. Additionally, large breasts can make normal activities uncomfortable. Our Surgeons can help you make a decision about a breast reduction procedure. Please read below and call us to schedule a consultation.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, reshapes the breast by extracting surplus glandular tissue, skin and breast fat to produce a size that is proportionate to a patient’s body. Also, the Surgeon can eliminate sagging and improve breast symmetry along with making the breasts lighter, firmer and smaller.
Benefits of breast reduction surgery can include helping patients look more youthful, firmer and lifted while creating a better overall silhouette. With improved proportioned breasts, patients will feel more attractive and balanced in swimsuits, bras and clothes while boosting confidence during activity.
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed as an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. After making the surgical incisions, the Surgeon will extract excess fat, skin and breast tissue and move the nipple to a higher position. The Surgeon with then reshape the remaining skin, breast tissue and close with dissolving sutures. Patients will wear a post-surgery bra for 6 weeks that lightly compresses and supports the breasts as they are healing.
Patients are expected to feel sore and bruised and can perform light activities after 1 week. Swelling starts to diminish after about 4-5 weeks. Patients usually return to full activities after approximately 6 weeks and scars begin to improve after 4-6 months.
Patients will be able to shower a few days after the surgery by simply removing the post-surgery bra just before and putting it on again immediately afterwards.
One Health strongly encourages patients attend their scheduled post-operative appointments to make sure that the breasts are healing well. You will have your own personal Client Care Coordinator both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.
Q: Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
A: Any woman whose breasts are disproportionate to the rest of her frame may be a good candidate for breast reduction.
Q: What size will my breasts be reduced to?
A: Your Cosmetic Surgeon will assess your proportions and discuss what an achievable size is.
Q: Will there be any scaring?
A: The scarring along your vertical and horizontal incision lines will fade significantly over time and become less obvious.
Q: How long will it take to recover?
A: Patients are expected to feel sore and bruised and can perform light activities after 1 week. Swelling starts to diminish after about 4-5 weeks. Patients usually return to full activities after approximately 6 weeks and scars begin to improve after 4-6 months.
Q: How much time should I take of work to recover?
A: To help your incisions to heal, your Surgeon will recommend to wait 3-4 weeks before exercising other than walking. Typically, patients are ready to return to a desk job within 1 week.