Reduce the Weight of Oversized BreastsPublished on November 30, 2016 by Tal Roudner
Women all around the world have oversized breasts that cause rashes, posture problems, and many other physical symptoms that can hinder daily activities. Not only can oversized breasts cause discomfort, they can also create serious health complications.
The Solution: Breast Reduction Surgery
Women with overly large breasts can consider undergoing breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, to help alleviate their physical discomfort and pain. This procedure removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue from the breasts and helps patients achieve a breast size that is more proportional to their body.
Along with reducing physical issues, the surgery can also help a woman achieve a better figure, boosting her self-confidence.
Who Should Undergo Breast Reduction Surgery?
If you have any of the following conditions, then you might want to consider breast reduction surgery:
• Breasts that are too large in relation to the body frame
• Back, shoulder, or neck pain
• Poor posture
• Difficulty breathing or numbness in parts of your chest
• Heavy, oversized breasts with downward-facing areolae and nipples
• Breast asymmetry (with one breast being considerably larger)
• Self-consciousness about your breasts and your figure
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?
Since breast reduction surgery will involve reshaping your breasts, your surgeon will need to identify the right breast size for you during a preliminary consultation. Your input will be necessary to determine the ideal size and shape for you.
Your surgeon will then determine the best technique and areas for incision. The exact pattern and location of these incisions will depend on the amount of tissue to be removed and your preferences.
Before the procedure, your surgeon will make markings on your breasts to help guide them during surgery. General anesthesia will be administered, and the proper incisions will be created.
Through these incisions, excess skin, fat, and glandular breast tissue will be removed. The areolae will also be repositioned to a more appropriate location. The size of the areola may be altered if necessary. The skin above the areolae will be pulled upwards to give the breasts new shape and lift. The incisions will be closed with medical sutures, and you may leave the hospital the same day.
Aftercare and Recovery
Once the surgery is over, you might feel some discomfort from the stitches, and this discomfort may carry over to the next couple of days. To address this, you will be prescribed pain medication. Most pain and tenderness will be gone by the end of the week.
Most patients are allowed to leave the hospital the same day. You will be given a compression garment to wear during recovery; this will aid in control of any post-surgical bruising and swelling in the area.
You may be able to return to your normal routine after about two weeks, but refrain from strenuous activities or heavy lifting for at least two months. The results of a breast reduction are permanent unless you lose or gain a lot of weight or become pregnant.
Make an Appointment to Get Started
To arrange your breast reduction consultation, contact our office. You’ll meet with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner and learn more details on breast reduction surgery, including the procedure itself, the results, and the recovery process.