Breast reduction surgery can give women smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are better proportioned to the body and easier to support. Breast reduction surgery is designed to help alleviate the physical and mental discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. Disproportionately large breasts can lead to neck and back pain, cause embarrassment, and limit physical activity. Generally, patients who undergo breast reduction at our practice are extremely satisfied with the results and the effects can be life changing.
A new shape and contour of the breast is created by removing excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and by moving the nipple and areola into their new positions. The areola and nipple can also be reshaped or reduced in size. Breast reduction is usually performed under general anesthesia.
After Breast Reduction physical activity may become easier and self-consciousness related to the breasts can be greatly reduced. Immediately after surgery, it takes some time for discomfort to subside. Most patients return to their normal routine after about 1-2 weeks. Exercise or other rigorous activities should be avoided for about 6 weeks.