Not all women desire overly large and full breasts. In fact, for some women, enlarged breasts are more of a burden than an asset. Breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of the body can be heavy to move around, and cause embarrassment or emotional discomfort due to unwanted attention or clothes not fitting properly. If you are feeling physical and/or emotional distress due to the size of your overly large breasts, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction resizes the breasts and areola-nipple complex to create a smaller bust that is more proportionate with the rest of the body.
Let True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine help you live confidently with lighter and proportionately sized breasts. Continue reading to learn about how breast reduction can relieve you of the physical and emotional weight that comes with enlarged breasts.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is one of the most gratifying plastic surgery procedures as the benefits can be life changing. Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain substantially decreases as the breasts are no longer too heavy to hold up. Skin chafing and shoulder grooves caused by bra straps digging into the skin are no longer an issue. Mobility is easier and exercise becomes more comfortable and enjoyable.
Breast reduction also relieves emotional discomfort caused by enlarged breasts. With a more proportionate breast size and balanced figure, your self-confidence will soar. You can feel confident wearing flattering clothing and meeting others, without worrying about garnering unwanted attention because of the size of your breasts.
Breast reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort at all times. In standard breast reduction, the surgical incisions are made around the edge of the areola and extending vertically down the front of the breast. The size of the incisions depends on the desired amount of reduction. Excess fat, tissue and skin are removed from the breast to achieve the desired size and shape. If there is a significant degree of sagging (ptosis), we can perform a lift to elevate your smaller, more proportionate breasts higher on the chest. If necessary, the areola-nipple complex will be resized and shifted higher on the breast mound. Incisions are closed with sutures and a compression garment is placed over the breasts to support the tissues as they heal. Over time, the resulting scars will heal and can be concealed with most bras and bathing suit tops.
Recovery time from breast reduction varies from patient to patient, but most require one to two weeks off from their normal routines (i.e., work, bending, lifting, exercise). Our team will monitor your healing progress, meet with you for follow-up appointments and advise you on when to resume your regular activities.
Live to the Fullest with Breast Reduction
True Beauty is committed to making your breast enhancement journey safe, comfortable and successful. To learn more about breast lift, schedule an in-office consultation. Contact us by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) or sending us an email today.