Overly large breasts can cause both health and emotional issues. The weight of excess breast tissue can cause pain and discomfort and keep you from an active life. Some women are also self-conscious and have self-image concerns.
Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin. In this way, it can relieve:
As with any surgery, you should have realistic expectations, and we will help you understand those at your consultation appointment.
A breast reduction surgery candidate:
The success and safety of your surgery depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss:
Make sure you bring a list of your own questions and concerns. Please feel free to bring a supportive friend to help you listen or take notes. Become well-informed before you make a final decision.
Once you have completed your consultation and decided breast reduction surgery is right for you, it’s time to prepare for surgery day. We might ask you to:
We will also give you instructions on what to do the day before and morning of surgery, and instructions for self-care after surgery. You will need to arrange for a ride home on surgery day. Also, make sure someone stays with you at least the first night following surgery.
After your procedure, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
We will give you complete written instructions for a safe and comfortable recovery. Instructions will include:
Your final results will be long lasting. However, over time your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity.
Gynecomastia or excessive male breast tissue is common among men. Gynecomastia surgery removes excess glandular tissue in the male breast either by excision or by liposuction. Call our office for more information.