Breast Reduction 101: The Basics
Many women are plagued with the misfortune of having overly large breasts. Although some people consider this an attractive trait, bigger does not always mean better. Large breasts can cause health complications like back problems and lactation issues and can even make your body look disproportionate. Fortunately, a breast reduction procedure can help them find comfort.
Breast reduction is a good option if you’re thinking about decreasing the size of your breasts. It can give them a more proportionate shape and even help alleviate physical and emotional discomfort caused by large breasts.
How Is Breast Reduction Performed?
During the procedure, surgeons make one or more incisions in the breasts, through which they remove excess skin, glandular tissue, and fatty tissue. This helps reshape and reduce the size of the breasts.
Areola reduction or repositioning may also be conducted during breast reduction. This can be performed to better match the new proportions of the breast or if the patient wants to reduce the size of their areola.
Most breast reduction procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you’ll be able to return home shortly afterwards.
Recovery from Breast Reduction
After the procedure is completed, patients will wear an elastic bandage or surgical bra to promote healing. Small drains may be inserted into the surgical area to reduce excess fluids. You can expect to recover within seven to ten days following the procedure.
When Should You Consider Breast Reduction?
Women who are self-conscious about the size and appearance of their breasts often consider a breast reduction. It’s also great for those who want to reduce the size of their breasts for functional reasons. If you have large breasts that cause poor posture or physical ailments such as severe pain in your back, shoulders, or neck, then you might have to consider this procedure.
Other cases where breast reduction can be beneficial:
One breast appears larger than the other.
You lead an active lifestyle and want to perform your favorite activities without any problems.
You want to bring your body’s physical attributes into better proportion for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
What Are the Results of Breast Reduction?
Women who have undergone this surgery have reported that they are extremely satisfied with their results. A breast reduction can help make your breasts smaller, lighter, firmer, and evenly proportioned to your body. It can also help alleviate any form of physical discomfort or pain resulting from large breasts.
With a breast reduction, you’ll be able to remove your limitations and participate in all of your favorite activities without concern. It can also help you feel more confident about your body and can increase your self-esteem.
Contact Our Office
You don’t need to suffer the effects of having large breasts any longer. Take control of your appearance by contacting American Institute for Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the benefits of breast reduction. During your consultation, we will assess your needs and determine the best possible way to help you accomplish your goals.