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Women whose breasts are naturally large may be dissatisfied with their appearance. They may also suffer from chronic pain, discomfort, skin irritation, unwanted attention, or other unpleasant side effects. Breast reduction reduces the weight and size of the breasts to alleviate these symptoms and achieve a more balanced body shape. This procedure can be incredibly beneficial and is thought to produce the most satisfying results of any plastic surgery procedure.
If you suffer from chronic headaches and/or shoulder, neck, and back pain, it could be because of your overly large breasts. The same holds true for skin irritation and shoulder grooves. Breast reduction relieves the pressure and weight of heavy breasts to erase associated pain and discomfort.
Excessively large breasts can interfere with normal daily activities and exercise by causing breathing difficulties, poor posture, and pain or difficulty in certain activities. Breast reduction gives you more freedom by relieving the stress of burdensome breasts to help you breathe easier, boost speed and maneuverability, and improve your exercise experience.
Oversized breasts can make you look top-heavy and unbalanced. Breast reduction can enhance your appearance by improving the balance of your body shape so that your figure is more harmonious and you can more easily find clothing that is flattering for your body.
Breast reduction can be adapted according to your needs to remove a small, moderate, or large amount of breast tissue. Typically, Dr. Henry will place the incisions around the nipple-areolar complex (the pigmented area), vertically down below the nipple, and across the fold under the breasts. During the procedure, she will remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of the breasts. She will also tighten, lift, and reshape the remaining tissue to improve the results. For a more natural-looking breast contour, Dr. Henry may move the nipple-areolar complex to a higher location.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia either as an outpatient procedure or in a hospital.
Patients must wear a special bra for at least two to three weeks after surgery. Sutures are usually removed in two to three weeks. By seven to 10 days after surgery, light activities can be resumed. Scars typically fade in about six to 12 months.
Mild discomfort may be present during recovery. A prescribed oral pain medication can alleviate any initial discomfort the patient may experience.
Depending on the patient’s condition and needs as well as Dr. Henry’s recommendation, an additional plastic surgery procedure may be performed in conjunction with breast reduction surgery. Liposuction of the axillary (armpit) can help to reduce excess fat deposits and may be a good option to consider.
In many cases, breast reduction can be covered in part or in full by medical insurance companies if performed to alleviate pain or other adverse health symptoms. During your consultation, we will determine whether your insurance will cover your procedure and discuss the financing options available to you.
Dr. Henry is dedicated to helping her clients feel gorgeous, sexy, and confident