Reduce the Weight of Oversized Breasts
Due to high estrogen levels, some women develop fuller and heavier breasts that cause a lot of strain to the back, neck, and shoulders and become a constant cause of pain and discomfort. Oversized breasts not only make it difficult to fit in the right size of outfits but also hinder heavy workouts and other activities.
Apart from the constant discomfort of carrying the extra weight on your shoulders and back, you may be feeling psychological stress stemming from self-consciousness about attracting unwarranted attention from the opposite sex.
Breast reduction surgery can help you shrink your breasts in volume and achieve a better-proportioned body frame.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is a revolutionary plastic surgery procedure that aims at reducing the overall size of your breasts and enhancing their appearance with respect to the rest of your body. The procedure involves removal of excess fat and glandular tissue from within the breast and reducing the size of the dark area around the nipple called the areola. Excess skin tissue is also excised. Similarly to the breast lift procedure, reduction mammoplasty is also ideal for correcting the natural sag of the heavy bust and making it firmer and perkier.
How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Carried Out?
At the start of breast reduction surgery, general anesthesia is usually adminstered. Depending upon the level of correction required in your specific case, your surgeon will carry out the reduction mammoplasty with or without a simultaneous liposuction procedure.
Your doctor will first make an incision in the breast area and then remove the excess glandular tissue, skin, and fat from within the target site as needed. She will then reposition your areola and nipple to a higher position on the chest in order to help it fit the new dimensions of the breasts. The size of the areola can also be reduced to accomplish this.
The incision is then sealed with medical sutures and left to heal. The surgery typically takes somewhere between three to four hours to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient is not required to spend the night at the hospital.
What to Expect After the Surgery
You will be required to wear a surgical bra or a compression garment for a couple of weeks to prevent any swelling and accumulation of body fluids. Some patients might experience mild pain or discomfort for a few days, which can be alleviated by taking anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication prescribed by your doctor. You will be required to restrict any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting or physically taxing workouts for a few weeks until the operated area has completely healed.
Interested in a Breast Reduction?
The procedure has been proven to yield fabulous results, with most patients being highly satisfied with their new bust size and better-proportioned body after the surgery. If you’re interested in breast reduction, contact the office of Dr. Della Bennett for a consultation. Dr. Bennett is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience.