Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure intended to reduce the size of the breast. Also known as mammoplasty, this procedure can decrease the weight and size of the breasts by removing breast tissue and skin. Women who find it difficult to perform intense physical exercises might be good candidates for breast reduction surgery. This procedure is also used for aesthetic purposes as some women might feel better with smaller breasts.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction provides myriad of advantages and benefits. Women with very large breasts might feel relieved after the surgery and any back pains usually cease. Here are other benefits of this effective cosmetic procedure:
- Breast reduction can improve breathing
- Reduction or elimination of neck pains
- Minimal skin infections or rashes under the breasts
- No need to buy custom-made bras
- Clothes will fit you better
- You will feel free to perform intense physical exercises or physically demanding sports
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Better body proportion and balance
About The Procedure
The surgeon will give the patient a general anesthetic. If the liposuction technique is used, small incisions will be made underneath the breasts. A tumescent method might be used which consists of injecting a mixture of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine into the desired area. The tissues will engorge, making it easier for the surgeon to suction the fat cells during the liposuction procedure.
Another common liposuction technique consists of using ultrasonic waves which heat and melt the fat cells. These cells will be suctioned by the surgeon using a special device. A manual removal technique might be used which eliminates more internal tissue and repositions the breasts.
Breast Reduction | FAQ
What should I expect after the surgery?
The patient might have to wear 2 bras and an elastic bandage for protection. The surgical bra should be worn for 3 weeks both during the day and night. Oral pain medication might be prescribed as well as antibiotics to prevent infection.
When can I resume normal activities?
Patients can resume normal activities 3 weeks after they surgery. Heavy lifting or strenuous activities should be avoided for another 3 weeks. You can get back to work after 2 weeks or even sooner.
When will the swelling subside?
It might take around 7 days for swelling to go away. Pain medication will help the patient keep pain and discomfort under control.
When will I be able to see the results of this procedure?
The difference in breast volume should be noticed immediately. The final results will be visible after several months. Any back or neck pains caused by large breasts will cease shortly.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Breast Reduction Expert
Dr. Robert S. Fischer has performed many breast reduction procedures in the last decade and all his patients have obtained the desired aesthetic results. If you have any concerns about this cosmetic procedure or you want to know more details, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Fischer.