Breast Reduction

Women with large breasts may suffer from health issues as a result of this. If you find yourself in this situation, a mammaplasty, or breast reduction surgery, may help you find the relief you need. Our plastic surgeon at Bourhill Plastic Surgery will walk you through this procedure and help determine if it’s right for you.

Health Problems A Mammaplasty Helps With

As previously stated, large breasts can plague a woman with a variety of health problems. Deciding to undergo a mammaplasty can help you deal with any of the below issues:

  • Neck pain.
  • Back pain.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Skeletal misalignments.

Ideal Candidates

Breast reduction surgeries are often reserved to help women with the previously listed health issues, as opposed to being treated as a cosmetic procedure. When your breasts begin to get in the way of completing physical activities, reduction surgery could be the answer. Also, this procedure typically is done for women whose breasts have already fully developed. However, it can be done earlier if you are in extreme physical discomfort.

During The Procedure

The exact actions that take place during the breast reduction procedure will vary on a patient to patient basis. Two common techniques that can be utilized include:

  • Surgical incisions.
  • Liposuction to remove excess fat.

When surgical incisions are required for your mammaplasty, the following can be expected:

  • First, an incision will be made around the areola and down each breast.
  • Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are then removed to reduce the size of each breast.
  • Once this is done, our plastic surgeon will reshape each breast.

Following The Procedure

For the first few days following the procedure, your breasts will be covered in gauze and bandages to prevent infection. A tube may also be placed under your arms to help drain any excess blood or fluid following your surgery. Your breasts will likely be bruised and swollen for a few weeks before this starts to subside. It is recommended that you limit physical activity and avoid wearing underwire bras until you have made a full recovery.