For many women, breast size is not only tied to self-confidence and appearance, but it also has a significant effect on physical comfort. Large breasts can cause back pain and make certain physical activities difficult. Thankfully, breast reduction surgery, also referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that reduces the size of large breasts by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin.
If you are currently experiencing embarrassment or physical discomfort because of your breast size, or simply do not like having large breasts, you should consider coming in for a plastic surgery procedure. Breast reduction surgery in Spring Valley is an effective way to achieve the look you have always dreamed of while remedying troublesome physical symptoms.
You might choose surgical breast reduction for one of many unique reasons. You might decide to undergo this procedure because you are experiencing chronic back, shoulder, or neck pain, or you might struggle to participate in certain activities due to the size of your breasts.
Additionally, if you deal with rashes or skin irritation, experience nerve pain, have trouble finding bras and clothing that fit, or think your breasts are too large for your body, a breast reduction could help. During your consultation, Dr. Mason and her Spring Valley team could explain the benefits of a breast reduction and help you decide whether the procedure would help you reach your cosmetic goals.
The first step in getting a breast reduction is to meet with our team to discuss your desired outcome. At our Spring Valley office, Dr. Mason will measure your breasts and discuss the entire breast reduction procedure and recovery period with you in detail. On the day of the surgery, our team will put you under general anesthesia and then remove breast tissue, either through incisions or liposuction.
Dr. Mason will likely make the incisions around the areolas and down each breast, and then remove excess skin, fat, and tissue until she achieves the desired size. She will then reshape them to be as symmetrical as possible. Over time, your incision scars will fade but will not disappear entirely.
After your breast reduction surgery, you should be able to go home the same day. Dr. Mason will bandage your breasts beneath your surgical. You will also receive medicine to prevent infections and help with any pain.
You should limit physical activity for around four to six weeks after surgery. Your breasts will likely be swollen and tender for a few days after surgery. Later, you can attend a follow-up visit to check on your healing process.
After you have healed and your swelling has gone away, you should expect to have the breast size that you desired. However, it could take several months for your true size and shape to be revealed. It is also important to note that your body will continue to change as you age. Weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, and several other factors can alter the size and shape of your breasts over time.
Any surgical procedure comes with risks. For breast reduction surgery, potential complications could include temporary bruising, permanent scarring, future difficulty breastfeeding, and lost sensation around the nipples. However, breast reduction surgery has the highest patient satisfaction of all surgeries, meaning that most patients are very very happy with their decision. Aesthetic goals and desired outcomes are different for everyone, so the best way to understand what you might expect is to meet with Dr. Mason
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or have been experiencing physical discomfort because of them, you have options for making changes. Breast reduction surgery in Spring Valley is an effective way of getting the look and feel you desire.