Reduce the Stress of Oversized BreastsPublished on April 28, 2017 by Tal Roudner
Battling back aches, neck pain, and other physical issues due to oversized breasts? Breast reduction surgery can be the best solution for all your concerns related to excessively large and heavy breasts.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Breast reduction surgery can be performed using one of several incision techniques. The surgeon will choose the technique based on the amount of tissue to be removed from the breasts.
One technique involves making a circular incision around the areola, followed by a larger circular incision around the first. This is known as the donut incision.
Another option is the lollipop incision, which starts with a circle around the areola and also features a vertical incision down from this to meet the breast fold.
There is also the inverted-T or anchor incision. In this technique, three incisions are made altogether. The first one is around the areola, the second extends vertically downwards from the first, and the third is a curving horizontal incision on the breast fold.
Once the incisions have been made, the extra fat and glandular breast tissue are removed and the nipple/areolar complex is repositioned to match the new dimensions of the breast. The skin is sutured up after excising extra skin. Dressings are applied to the area.
What to Expect During and After Breast Reduction Surgery
The first step involves a consultation with your surgeon. A thorough assessment of your overall health condition is done by the surgeon, and a list is made of medications you are on, if any.
Detailed measurements of your breasts are taken, and patient’s concerns are discussed in detail. You might be asked to quit smoking and also to stop taking certain medications that might interfere with the blood flow during the surgery.
Usually, breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will be the best person to guide you regarding the type of anesthesia you would need.
After the surgery, you will be placed in a recovery room for close observation. You can go home the same day as your procedure. Dressings are removed after two days.
A surgical bra may be recommended by your surgeon to help with the healing process. Within a week, patients can typically resume normal activities (including driving) and can return to work. Strenuous workouts and heavy lifting must be avoided for a month or so until you completely recover from the surgery.
Results Are Permanent
Breast reduction surgery can immediately relieve the uncomfortable heavy, dragging sensation of heavy breasts. Back, neck, and shoulder pain is eliminated. You can now take up physical activities and sports comfortably that were not possible earlier because of the oversized breasts.
The results last a lifetime, and breast reduction surgery is a permanent solution for the aches and pains associated with the heavy breasts. You are advised to not put on additional weight after surgery in order to enjoy the benefits for a long time.
Get Started with Breast Reduction
Are you ready to take the first step towards a more comfortable and confident you? If so, contact the office of Dr. Tal Roudner, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, for a consultation. Dr. Roudner will be happy to help you achieve your breast-reduction goals.