What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery involves removal of excess breast skin, fat and gland to improve the appearance of the breast and to help alleviate the symptoms associated with large breasts.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate?
Individuals with large breasts that are experience the following symptoms would be the ideal candidate for a breast reduction:
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Shoulder grooves from the bra strap
- Rashes beneath the breast
- Difficulty exercising
- Difficulty finding bras that fit
- Trouble maintaining good posture
Breast Reduction Recovery
Breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. After surgery you will be placed into a surgical bra. The surgical bra is worn most of the time until your follow-up visit. At that time you may go into a softer bra. Most patients take 2 weeks off of work. You may be able to return to work sooner depending on the type of job. Strenuous jobs may require longer time off of work. One of our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you determine the time off of work at the time of your consultation.
*Individual results may vary*
Can I Breastfeed After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery removes portions of the milk-producing parts of the breast. Because of this, some people will have difficulty with breastfeeding after surgery as milk production might not be sufficient.