In addition to self-image and emotional issues, women may experience physical pain and discomfort, and the weight of excess breast tissue can impair their abilities to complete normal daily activities. A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue through incisions made on the breasts. In addition to the reduction, the procedure also uplifts the breasts to give you a size that’s in proportion with your body, thereby alleviating the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Breast reduction can be a good option, if you are experiencing;
-Have indentations from your bra straps across your collar bone
-Have rashes underneath your breasts
Breast reduction usually is performed through incisions made on the breasts with surgical removal of the breast’s;
-Excess glandular tissue
-Associated excess fat tissue
In some cases, liposuction may be used in conjunction with the surgery to remove excess fat. In rare cases where the large breast size is primarily due to fatty tissue and excess skin is not a factor, liposuction alone may be used for breast reduction. For women with very large breasts, the nipples may need to be taken off and sewn back on as skin grafts.
Several incision options are available, and your surgeon will discuss each in detail with you. Incision lines are permanent but will fade and significantly improve over time, and usually are hidden beneath a swimsuit or bra.
Breast reduction surgery usually is done in a hospital as outpatient surgery. Some patients may be required to spend a night in the hospital. When the procedure is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions, and an elastic bandage or support bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. You will be given specific instructions about caring for the surgical site and which medications to take or apply directly on the breasts to aid with healing and reduce the risk of infection.
The results of breast reduction surgery will be long lasting. Your new breast size should help relieve the pain and physical limitations you had experienced prior to the breast reduction. Your breasts generally will have a better shape, are uplifted, and are more proportional with your physique. Over the course of time, your breasts may slightly change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity.