While most women tend to want a larger chest and often seek to achieve this through breast augmentation, breast reduction surgery is something that is quickly becoming a popular option among women.
This surgery, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, was designed to remove excess tissue and fat from around the breast to ultimately reduce their size. It is commonly sought by women who want breasts that are more proportionate to their body and those who suffer from back pain and discomfort due to the size of their breasts.
How is a breast reduction surgery performed?
Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The doctor will make precise cuts in the breast to remove the tissue that is considered excess. Depending on the individual being operated on, the nipples and areolas might also need to be repositioned.
Often liposuction is performed to suction any fat that couldn’t be cut out. The surgery usually takes anywhere from 3-5 hours. At the end of it, the doctor will suture your breasts and make sure they’re symmetrical before wrapping you up.
After the surgery is performed, drains will be placed in your surgical areas to allow fluid to drain. This helps to promote healing, prevent infection, and reduce swelling. You will be required to rest for the first couple weeks and will need to come into the office for follow up procedures to be checked out.
Additionally, pain medications will be prescribed to help manage any pain you might experience post-op.
Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
The ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is a person that is in overall good health. Being in good health will ensure that you get the best results and experience faster healing than if you weren’t.
Additionally, individuals who are uncomfortable with the size of their breast, feel discomfort and pain because of their size, have breasts that limit their ability to enjoy certain activities like running or have skin irritation underneath their breast creases are likely good candidates for the surgery.
How well does breast reduction work?
Most women who undergo a breast reduction procedure are delighted with their results. After breast reduction, the breasts tend to be smaller, firmer, rounder, and more proportionate. They also experience an improved quality of life because they can enjoy activities they used to not be able to without pain or discomfort.
If you’re interested in breast reduction surgery, contact us. We can schedule a free consultation and discuss whether this procedure would be the best option for your needs or not.