Women turn to breast reduction; technically called “reduction mammoplasty,” for many personal reasons, big breasts can be a big problem, both physically and psychologically. Oversized breasts dominate a woman’s appearance and make her look top heavy and even overweight in some cases. In addition, they can be quite a burden, causing pain, postural distortion, difficulty breathing, backache, breast crease irritation, and difficulty exercising. Excessive breasts are also a mental burden leading to stares, rude comments and unwelcome attention; it also helps in other ways like:
- Reducing neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of heavy breasts
- Improving self-confidence about breast size
- Decreasing breast size to be in proportion with body frame
- Redirecting nipples that hang down
- Relieving chafing and skin irritation caused by sagging breast skin
- Balancing the size of asymmetrical breasts
Since breast reduction surgery involves significant changes to your breasts, we will help you determine whether it is the right choice for you. At your consultation, we will give you all the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. Ideally, you should be a woman who is:
- Maintaining a healthy, stable weight
- Not planning future pregnancies
- Physically-mature with fully-developed breasts
If you intend to become pregnant or lose weight, your surgeon might encourage you to postpone your breast reduction surgery until afterwards because the improvements from surgery likely will be reversed.
Breast reduction surgery is performed at our on-site, outpatient facility, with local anesthesia and IV sedation, performed by a certified anesthesiologist.
After a breast reduction, it is common to have temporary numbness of the nipples and breasts that can last from 1 to 2 months. You will be able to return to light activity, including work, after about 1 week, we remove the stiches around 10 days post surgery, vigorous activity and exercise will be limited for at least the first month.