Most plastic surgeons would agree that breast reduction patients are the happiest group of patients after surgery. Women with overly large breasts frequently complain of upper back pain, strain on the neck or upper shoulders, grooves from their bra straps, pain within the breasts themselves, and a rash forming under the breasts. They frequently are unable to find clothes that fit properly and have a hard time bra shopping. Frequently, physical therapy or chiropractic therapy has been tried, but is unsuccessful in alleviating their discomfort. Almost all patients experience improvement after breast reduction surgery, no matter what age group.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction surgery aims to reduce the size of breasts that are too large or cause discomfort. During the procedure, incisions will be made on the breast. The type of incision will depend on your individual anatomy and the amount of breast tissue and skin that needs to be removed. Any incisions made will be created as inconspicuously as possible, and can easily be concealed by undergarments, bathing suits, or clothing. After incisions are made, the nipple will be repositioned, excess breast tissue is reduced, and excess skin is removed. Sutures will hold together any incisions. Results are immediate after breast reduction surgery, though swelling and incision lines will fade with time.