Do you have oversized breasts weighing you down, making you feel uncomfortable? Or maybe you’re feeling too conscious to wear that tight, but super sexy dress that will show off your larger than life cleavage? Having large breasts isn’t as appealing as some people make it out to be. There are many caveats that make having them annoying and in some cases, downright uncomfortable.
Yes, having a full bosom is what most women long for, but what do you do when your breasts are just a little too big for comfort? Don’t fret; just opt for a breast reduction surgery.
Who Are Eligible Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery?
If you have very large or disproportional breasts that are causing you aesthetic issues, problems with insecurity, or functional issues such as neck pain, upper and/or lower back pain, knee pain or any other physical symptoms, you must consider going in for a breast reduction surgery.
Women who undergo breast reduction surgery are more than satisfied with the results. Initially it could cause some distress and fear as to whether the breasts will be made smaller than required but that is something that you can openly discuss with the right plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with and more importantly who has years of experience under his belt.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Done?
Depending on your requirements and personal reasons for opting for breast reduction surgery, it can either be done as an outpatient procedure, or you may have to stay at least one night in the hospital.
In either case, don’t worry because you will be given general anesthesia, which means you will be put to sleep during the entire procedure and won’t feel or see a thing that could make you uncomfortable or scared.
Typically, breast reduction surgery takes about two to five hours or sometimes longer. The length of time varies from person to person can depends on the amount of correction that must be made.
In a regular breast reduction surgery, the surgeon will make a cut or incision around your nipples which will then move downwards onto and over the breasts in the shape of a keyhole. His extended surgical operating team will then slowly and carefully start to remove extra skin, tissue, and fat from in and around your breasts to reach the desired size that you and your surgeon would have talked about prior to the surgery.
They will then carefully reposition your nipples while retaining the same aesthetic appeal. Your surgeon may opt to use drainage tubes to suck out any extra fat, tissue, and excess fluids (similar to liposuction) and then stitch up the incisions made in your breasts and finish it off by wrapping them carefully with a special gauze. You may also need to wear a surgical bra post-surgery for a couple of days or weeks depending on the surgeon’s advice.
Recovery time typically will involve you taking at least one week off from your regular routine. That may include work or school/college. You should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks as well in order to give your body the proper amount of time to rest and heal.
Contact Our Office
A breast reduction surgery is the perfect solution for women who want to reduce the size of their breasts for either aesthetic or functional issues. Whatever problems you may be dealing with in regards to your breast size, a breast reduction surgery can help remedy them. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Wagner where you can learn more about the treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.