Are you often physically uncomfortable because of the size of your breasts, or wish that they were smaller and more proportional to the rest of your body? You may want to consider undergoing a breast reduction procedure.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction is a surgical procedure in which excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from a woman’s breasts to decrease their overall size. Most women choose this surgery because of the emotional and physical discomfort that can sometimes come with large, heavy breasts.
During the procedure, the patient is administered anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, an incision is made around the areola. Excess tissue and fat are then carefully removed through the incision. Once this has been successfully removed, any excess skin around the breasts is carefully excised.
Following the procedure, patients are advised post care procedures which include no heavy lifting or strenuous activities for the next few weeks. While most women can return to work after 10-14 days, contact with the breasts should remain gentle for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery.