Although many of our patients come to us to increase the size of their breasts, there are some women whose breasts are so large that they become a health problem. These women may experience physical discomfort and self-consciousness due to their breasts. In these cases, a breast reduction can help them by making their breasts smaller and more proportionate with the rest of their bodies.
Patients with overly large breasts can experience a range of problems, including:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Bra Strap Indentation
- Chaffing / Rash
- Spinal Deformity
- Breathing Problems (usually while sleeping)
- Poor Posture
- Limited Physical Activity
After undergoing breast reduction surgery, many of Dr. Cat’s patients report feeling that they have a new lease on life.
This patient not only had large breasts causing her significant back pain, but she also had a lot of asymmetry.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia, either in our outpatient surgery center or in one of our affiliated hospitals, depending on your individual risk factors. Dr. Cat removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. This makes your breasts smaller, but also firmer and shapelier. She repositions the nipple higher up on the breast and may reduce the areolas to create a more attractive, symmetrical appearance.
Incisions are made around the areola, vertically down the breast to the fold, and along the bottom of the breast fold. This allows Dr. Cat to reshape and reposition the breasts. There will be some scarring, although this should fade in six to eighteen months.
The results of your breast reduction will be dramatic and immediately apparent. Still, it will take several weeks for the bruising and swelling to fully resolve. Also, your breasts will take several months to fully settle into their final position. Although you will see an immediate difference, your breasts won’t take on their final shape for about six months. Any scars will be concealed beneath your bra or bathing suit until they fade. Dr. Cat will supervise your recovery and let you know when you can resume physical activity.
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To see just how dramatically a breast reduction can transform your body, and your life, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat today.