Reducing Your Breasts
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
While breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, many women with overly large natural breasts would like to have smaller breasts. Overly large breasts can be a literal and figurative burden; they can be very heavy and present an outsize impact on day-to-day life.
Dr. Amirlak can reduce overly large natural breasts with breast reduction surgery, bringing the breasts more in line with the rest of the figure.
What reasons dictate the need for breast reduction?
Overly large breasts can be difficult to deal with. The weight alone can cause back and neck pain, even leading to a hunched posture. Bra straps dig into the skin. The breasts can keep a woman from participating in certain types of exercise. And the undue attention they attract can make a woman avoid social situations.
What is breast reduction?
The clinical term for reduction surgery with Dr. Amirlak is known as reduction mammaplasty. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the breasts. The goal is to make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the figure and to eliminate any discomfort they cause.
How is the procedure done?
Dr. Amirlak usually makes an “anchor” incision with reduction surgery. While this creates a lengthy incision on each breast, it provides the best access to remove excess skin and tissue. This incision circles the nipple-areolar complex, drops down vertically from the nipple to the crease at the bottom of the breast, and then extends horizontally along the bottom of the breast. Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are then removed. Dr. Amirlak will often reduce the size of the areolae, and he will move the nipples/areolae upward to match the smaller, higher breasts. If the breasts have a large amount of fatty tissue, Dr. Amirlak may include liposuction with this procedure.
What is recovery like?
After reduction surgery, the patient will wear a surgical bra to decrease swelling and support the breasts. After the initial week, a support bra will need to be worn 24 hours a day for at least one month. Following these instructions is of the utmost importance to reduce any stress on the incisions. Most patients can return to work in five days and resume most activities within one month. Strenuous exercise, particularly jogging or aerobics will probably need to wait six weeks. As with all procedures, Dr. Amirlak will discuss your particular recovery with you in detail.
Have you had enough of the burden of your large natural breasts? Call Dr. Amirlak at (214) 974-4948 and set up a consultation for reduction surgery.
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