Breast size is a common concern for women. Many feel their breasts are too small while others may feel they have breasts that are either too large for their body image or cause discomfort.
Breast enlargement gets a lot of attention and there is a plethora of available related data, whereas information about breast reduction is harder to find. For a woman who is negatively impacted by a large bust, a breast reduction or lift can solve many of the associated problems.
What Is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction or, reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the amount of breast tissue resulting in a smaller, lighter, firmer bust.
There are many techniques that can be used to perform a breast reduction. Typically, small incisions around the areola are made to remove excess tissue and fat, while the skin is tightened around the now smaller breast. Because the incisions are made around the areola, when the procedure is over there may be no scarring at all. In some cases, an incision must be made under the areola as well, but these tend to heal well and become unnoticeable.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
There are several advantages to having breast reduction surgery. Most patients are extremely happy with their results and report the following benefits:
- Decrease Back Strain
- Eliminate Breast Sagging
- More Appealing Silhouette
- Clothing Fits More Easily
- No Need to Purchase Specialty Bras
Results and benefits from breast reduction surgery are noticeable quickly after surgery.
What Can I Expect Following a Breast Reduction?
You will need to wear bandages over your breasts for several days and use a special surgical bra for several weeks during the recovery period. There will be bruising that should disappear after a couple of weeks. It is important to rest after breast reduction surgery and to avoid opening stitches, remember not strain or stretch too much. Mild discomfort is common after the procedure and can be controlled with medication.
Would a Breast Reduction Benefit Me?
Breast reduction surgery is beneficial for any woman who feels their large breasts are sagging or are experiencing chronic neck, shoulder, and back discomfort from an overly large bust.
However, breast lift surgery may be a better option for you if you are more concerned about the firmness and position of your breasts.
What is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, leaves the breast tissue in place and merely lifts and tightens the surrounding tissue to reshape and support a higher, more appealing breast contour. A breast lift can also reduce the size of a large areola as well.
Contact Our Office in Phoenix, AZ for a Breast Reduction Consultation Today!
If you suffer from physical pain and diminished self-confidence due to oversized breasts, breast reduction at Arizona Cosmetic Surgery helps you feel more comfortable and confident with your body.
Call us today to learn more about our Phoenix breast reduction services and to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sacks.