Large, perky breasts are a common trait many women want. Having beautiful curves can make a woman feel more feminine. Although round, full breasts may be flattering on some women, for others, overly large breasts can be painful. When a woman has excess breast tissue, it can start weighing her down and lead to back problems and shoulder, neck, and head pain. Women with large, pendulous breasts will likely agree that the breasts don’t need to be bigger to be better. It may be shocking, but small breasts can be a good and healthy thing!
Breast reduction surgery is an ideal option many women choose to correct large and cumbersome breasts. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissue is lifted into a more youthful position. If necessary, the nipples can be repositioned and the areolas can be reduced. Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed using a general anesthetic. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after surgery, which can be controlled with pain medications.
Breast Reduction Techniques
- Anchor incision: An incision is made around the areola, down the center of the lower breast, and along the breast crease.
- Lollipop incision: An incision is made around the areola and down the center of the breast, stopping at the breast crease.
- Donut incision: An incision is made around the edge of the areola.
- Liposuction: Small incisions are made to insert a cannula through, which is hooked up to a vacuum device that removes excess fat from the breasts.
What results can I expect?
Once healed, patients will notice dramatically improved results. In addition to alleviating back and shoulder pain, breast reduction surgery can help someone achieve better posture. Patients will also notice that they can fit into clothing better and no longer suffer from deep grooves caused by bra straps. By having smaller, more proportionate breasts, patients can feel confident knowing their breasts are no longer getting unwanted attention. Many women experience a boost in confidence with their newly increased comfort.
To find out how you can alleviate the pain caused by overly large breasts with breast reduction surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Rey today! Contact us by calling (310) 205-3107 or by filling out our online contact form.