While some people may wish they had larger breasts, those that have them can attest that it’s really not all that great! Large breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain, poor posture, and difficulty breathing and moving, not to mention finding bras and clothes that fit. A breast reduction can help. By reducing the size of your breasts, you’ll reduce the problems they may be causing you.
Easing Your Burden
Breast reduction surgery can transform overly large breasts into a more manageable size, proportionate to the rest of your body. You won’t just feel like you look better, you’ll actually feel better too! Just think—you’ll be able to participate in sports and activities that may have been difficult to do before. Bra and clothes shopping will be a breeze. A weight will be lifted off of your chest—literally—relieving neck, back, and shoulder pain and helping you to not only stand up straighter, but to improve your self-esteem and overall well-being. In addition, you’ll no longer feel self-conscious or be the recipient of unwanted comments and attention. You can put a stop to that skin rash and those stretch marks too. All things considered, a smaller breast size translates to a bigger smile!
Shrinking Your Bra Size
The procedure is done under general anesthesia and lasts about two to four hours. Incisions are made as discreetly as possible to minimize scarring, then excess tissue, fat, and skin is removed. This sometimes involves liposuction as well. The breast is reshaped and your nipples and areolas may be relocated to a new, more natural position. If necessary, your areola can also be reduced. Afterward, you will have to be bound with a special, surgical bra for protection, as well as to keep swelling down during the healing process. In some cases, you may also have a small draining tube. It is likely that you will experience some pain, discomfort, and loss of sensation for the first few days, but these will gradually subside.
The key to a successful recovery is following post-surgery instructions carefully. Typically you can expect to return to your everyday activities in a couple of weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise, however, for at least a month, and then plan on wearing a supportive bra whenever you play sports. For new moms out there, it’s important to keep in mind that the procedure can sometimes affect breastfeeding.
A New, Beautiful You
A breast reduction can make a world of difference in your life, but it is definitely an extremely personal decision. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa J. Learn is understanding and compassionate toward your feelings, and here for you throughout the process and beyond.
If you want to lighten your load and say goodbye to your physical discomfort and hello to a healthier, happier you, contact Dr. Lisa J. Learn for a consultation today. Just call (954) 380-8411 for an appointment or visit us online, on Facebook, or at our Fort Lauderdale, FL, office.