The physical and emotional pain of having exceptionally large breasts can significantly affect many facets of a woman’s life. Aside from physical and emotional pain, excess breast tissue can inhibit an active lifestyle and limit physical activity. Excess weight of the breasts can cause back pain, neck pain, and other bothersome conditions like skin rashes or irritation from the bra strap pressing into the skin.
Breast reduction surgery carefully removes excess breast fat while also providing a more natural shape in proportion to your body. Patients who undergo a reduction procedure typically experience relief from the common problems associated with having exceptionally large, heavy breasts.
Breast reduction procedures
In a traditional breast reduction procedure, excess breast tissue is removed through an incision around the areola that extends down toward the lower crease of the breasts. Liposuction may be used to remove excess tissue and sculpt the breast shape. In many cases, a breast lift may be recommended to bring the breasts to an attractive position.
The correct procedure will be applied according to your condition, surgeon’s counsel, personal goals, and the amount of desired breast reduction. Immediately following the procedure, the results will already be visible. Through your recovery process, incision lines will fade and operational-swelling will heal, allowing you to feel fully satisfied with the results of your new look.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?
Prior to seeking breast reduction surgery, it’s important to fully understand the risks and benefits associated with the procedure. You might be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if:
- You’re in good physical health
- You’re a non-smoker
- You experience shoulder, back, or neck pain as a result of excess breast tissue.
- You have stretched skin, skin irritation, or enlarged areolas as a result of having large breasts.
- Your breasts hinder your physical activity
- You have evaluated and understand the risks and benefits associated with breast reduction surgery.
After breast reduction surgery
Individual instructions will be given to the patient after undergoing breast reduction surgery. It’s important to understand the proper medications and treatment that must be administered in order to achieve an optimal healing process.
Though the recovery process may involve some bruising, swelling, and discomfort, the long-lasting benefits of breast reduction surgery can significantly improve one’s life, both mentally and physically. In order to make you as comfortable as possible, medications may be prescribed by Dr. Frenzel to accommodate your healing experience. After healing is complete, patients often report a feeling of relief, as physical activity becomes easier and back/neck pain is usually resolved. Another benefit patients report is that their appearance now resembles a more ‘normal’ female form.
For more information on the risks, benefits, or cost of breast reduction surgery, contact the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery office to schedule a one on one consultation with Dr. Frenzel.