in Aventura, Florida
Women with large breasts experience more than dissatisfaction with body image. They may experience physical pain and discomfort. Overly large breasts and the weight of excess breast tissue can cause pain and physical conditions that impair a woman’s ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
What is Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure done to remove excess breast tissue and skin to create smaller breasts. This can be helpful in alleviating the discomfort that is associated with large breasts and also creates breasts that are more proportionate to the body.
While a breast reduction can reduce the size of the breasts, it does not address sagging or dropping breasts. If you are interested in repositioning your breasts to a more youthful placement, you may be able to benefit from a breast lift.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Prior to your breast reduction procedure, you will meet with Dr. Sarraga during your consultation. During this time, you will go over your individual breast reduction goals and expectations, as well as your medical history. Dr. Sarraga will work with you to create a unique breast reduction procedure plan to give you the results you want.
During the procedure, an array of incisions can be used, depending on the amount of skin and tissue that need to be removed from the breasts. Incision options include a peri-areolar incision, which is created around the outside of the areola, the “lollipop” incision, which is made around the areola and down to the crease of the breast, and the “anchor” incision, which is made around the areola, and down to and across the breast fold. Following incisions, the nipple may be repositioned, and excess breast tissue will be reduced.
Recovery from breast reduction will vary, depending on the extensiveness of your procedure. Patients can expect have swelling and bruising, which can be controlled with prescribed pain medication. Many patients need about two weeks of downtime to recover. Physical activity should be avoided for at least a month, and heavy lifting should also be avoided.
If you are ready to begin your journey to smaller, more proportionate breasts, contact Storch Sárraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today! Our cosmetic surgery office is located in Aventura, North Miami Beach, Florida (FL), conveniently near the Miami area.