Many women are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts. Most people assume that women want to undergo a breast procedure to get larger more shapely breasts, but this is not always true. Many women wish to undergo a breast reduction procedure to get more proportioned breasts as well as to reduce any pain associated with having large breasts. Problems with the neck, back, and shoulders can be caused by big breasts and reducing them will help to relieve women of any pain. Whatever the reason, the team at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging help women with their breast reduction goals.

What is Breast Reduction?

To address oversized breasts that cause discomfort patients can get a breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) procedure. This surgical procedure helps to reduce the size of your breasts and reshapes them to make them more proportionate to the rest of your body. Many women with oversized breasts not only experience emotional concern by not fitting into many kinds of clothing, but large breasts can be a source of physical pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Getting rid of this pain is the main desire of many women seeking this surgery.

Breast Reduction Options

Depending on the size of the breasts, skin quality, skin elasticity, and goals of the patient, the incision and technique used for a breast lift will vary from patient-to-patient. At a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vinas, patients will go over their concerns and desires with Dr. Vinas as he creates a treatment plan.

Treatment Options

The different incisions will depend on the current state of the breast as well as the aesthetic desires of the patient. The options for a breast reduction are:

  • A Keyhole Incision: This incision is made around the areola and down to the breast crease.
  • An Anchor Incision: This incision is made around the areola, down to the breast crease, and continues horizontally along the crease
  • Liposuction: Liposuction may be used for women with fatty breasts that just need a minor-to-moderate reduction.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Breast reduction procedures help many women with large breasts. Many women who have large breasts have either inherited them, are overweight, are sensitive to estrogen, or have had children. To make sure that this procedure will help you, consult with a doctor. Patients for a breast reduction should have fully developed breasts and are finished having children and breastfeeding. These can have a significant effect on the size and shape of breasts later on.

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The Brest Reduction Procedure

This surgery is a fairly quick procedure that can be done within a couple of hours. It is done under sedation to make sure patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. The breast reduction is typically done with three small incisions. Through these incisions, the surgeon removes excess tissue, fat, and skin and shifts the nipple-areola-complex to a higher position. Liposuction may be used to help improve the contours around the breasts. The breast is completely reshaped to be more proportionate to the body.

Breast Reduction Recovery

After a breast reduction procedure, many patients will feel some pain or discomfort. The breasts will feel sore following the procedure as they are healing. Many patients will need to wear a compression garment to help keep the breasts in place and minimize any swelling. Swelling, bruising, and redness may occur but should resolve within a few weeks. For your complete comfort, you will be provided with complete care instructions for the breast reduction recovery time. Many women can return to work within two weeks following the procedure, but strenuous activity should still be limited for up to two months. By keeping a relationship with Dr. Vinas, he can monitor the healing process and make the recovery as easy as possible.

Schedule a Consultation

Many women wish to undergo a breast reduction procedure to help relieve any pain in their neck, back, or shoulders as well as get a desirable breast-to-body proportion. To get started on your breast reduction journey contact our office for a consultation. To make the consultation you can call us or fill out an online form and a team member will reach out to you.

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