Reduce the Volume of Oversized Breasts

Women with oversized breasts have always faced intrusive stares in public, leading to self-consciousness and body issues. Oversized breasts are also associated with a wide range of physical problems such as back aches, neck pain, and numbness in the fingers as well as hands. Women with oversized breasts face migraines and shortness of breath.

With age, women with large breasts can face even more discomfort. Their shoulders may roll forward, causing their thoracic outlet to be compressed. This is an important area of the body, as this the area where the ribs, shoulder blades, and nerves go past a narrow triangle.

The bigger the breasts are, the greater the possibility of the shoulders being pulled forward. This increases the compression, and over a period of time, it can cause a great amount of discomfort.

Approximately one million women suffer from oversized breasts in the U.S. Although earlier there was no way to address this problem, modern medicine now has an answer: breast reduction surgery. If you want a long-term solution to oversized breasts and the pain and discomfort associated with them, it is important to consider breast reduction.

What Is the Procedure?

It can take up to three hours to finish breast reduction surgery. The procedure usually involves administration of general anesthesia in order to make the patient unconscious and comfortable for the duration of surgery.

The main technique used in breast reduction surgery is removal of excess skin tissue, glandular tissue, and fatty tissue from the breasts. This helps create lighter breasts with a very symmetrical appearance. In some rare cases, the surgeons also remove the nipple-areolar complex and then reposition it to create better symmetry.

What is most important to know that the surgery is safe and recovery is generally speedy. The surgery involves taking away skin and other superficial tissue; no organs or muscles are removed, keeping risks very low. Women have reported mild discomfort for a few days after the surgery, followed by a return to work.

What Are the Precautions?

For those women who want to breastfeed after a breast reduction surgery, it might not be possible if the doctors reposition the nipple-areolar complex. It is advised that patients postpone the surgery until after breastfeeding is complete.

If you smoke, it is recommended that you quit until you are done with the surgery. Smoking can negatively affect the healing process after this procedure and can also raise the incidence of risk. Until your breast tissue heals completely, it is advised that you don’t perform any strenuous activities such as sports and heavy exercise.

Ready to Learn More About Breast Reduction Surgery?

To find out more about the surgery, it’s best to talk to a skilled medical professional. Contact our office and schedule a consultation with experienced surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye.

During this appointment, you can talk with Dr. Kaye about your desired outcome for the procedure, as well as any concerns you may have. You will be able to view before-and-after photos and should be prepared to speak about your medical history.