Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a surgery that can help women who are experiencing health problems and/or self-consciousness associated with very large, heavy breasts. Removing excess tissue from the breasts creates more balanced proportions and more attractively sized breasts. Breast reduction gives women who have oversized breasts freedom from related health problems and an improved self-image.

Thinking About Getting a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery has many benefits and rewards for women who have overly large breasts. Some of these include:

Relief from Chronic Pain

Women who have oversized breasts often deal with chronic pain in their shoulders, neck, back, and head. Breast reduction provides relief from chronic pain associated with the burdensome weight of very large breasts.

Alleviated Health Problems

In addition to chronic pain, large breasts can cause a multitude of other health problems such as skin irritation, chafing, shoulder indentations, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and poor posture. Breast reduction can improve a woman’s quality of life by reducing the weight of the breasts that cause these health complications.

Better Quality Exercise

Heavy, overly large breasts can interfere with exercise by causing uncomfortable bouncing, pain, poor form, restricted movements, and slower speeds. After breast reduction, fitness-minded individuals are relieved by how much more successful and enjoyable their experience becomes while exercising.

Improved Self-Image

Oversized breasts can be a source of unwanted attention, low self-confidence, and extreme embarrassment for many women. Reducing breast size, so the body is more balanced can boost a woman’s self-image and sense of attractiveness.

Balanced Body Proportions

Disproportionately large breasts can negatively impact overall body shape. Breast reduction improves the appearance of the breasts by restoring balance to the body proportions.

Your Breast Reduction Surgery

The details of your procedure will be customized for your needs. In general, patients can expect the following for breast reduction surgery:

  • Performed under general anesthesia
  • May be in the hospital or an outpatient procedure
  • Incisions are placed around the colored nipple-areolar complex, vertically below the nipple, and along the fold under the breast
  • Removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts
  • May include liposuction of the axillary area to reduce excess fat deposits
  • Often reduces the size of the areolas
  • Moves the nipple-areolar complexes upward to a more desirable position on the breasts
  • Makes the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer
  • Rejuvenates the appearance and improves the shape of the breasts

You’ve Just Had a Breast Reduction! Now What?

After breast reduction, most patients experience the following regarding their recovery timeline and results:

Immediately After

The incisions will be covered with a light dressing, and the breasts will be placed in a surgical bra to hold them symmetrically during the initial healing. Oral medications will help alleviate any pain or discomfort until it subsides. Some swelling and bruising will likely occur.

1 Week After

Many patients can return to work. Continued use of antibiotics will guard against infections and treat any small sores around the nipples (experienced by some patients). Bruising and swelling may begin to lessen.

2 to 6 Weeks After

Swelling and bruising will subside. The breasts may appear mismatched while the swelling diminishes. Exercise can be resumed toward the end of this period.

6 Months to 1 Year After

The new shape of the breasts will appear and will be affected by hormones, weight changes, and pregnancy. The scars, previously red and lumpy, will begin to fade and can be hidden by most clothing. Surgery can impact the ability to breastfeed. The results of breast reduction are the most dramatic of all plastic surgeries and may require an adjustment period. Most women who undergo this surgery greatly enjoy the benefits and results.

Breast Reduction Patient

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We are eager to answer your questions and help you with any concerns you may have about improving your breast size through breast reduction surgery. Schedule your consultation now to start your journey toward achieving the breast appearance and confidence you desire today!

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