Reduction mammaplasty, commonly known as breast reduction, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size and volume of breasts to bring them in proportion to the rest of the body. While the procedure is usually performed for aesthetic reasons, in many cases it will also provide physical relief to the patient against various medical problems associated with oversized breasts.
Challenges with Very Large Breasts
Excessively large breasts can not only spoil the body symmetry and proportion, but also create obstructions in the performance of certain types of physical movements, bending, and sports activities. Some women may find it cumbersome to wear tighter clothes, and may feel uncomfortable about their appearance in social gatherings.
Oversized breasts can also cause medical concerns such as persistent pain in the neck, back and shoulders. Rashes or skin irritation may occur within the heave breast crease or fold. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides breast reduction surgery to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Any woman who is healthy, but unhappy with the appearance of excessively large breasts may make a suitable candidate for breast reduction cosmetic surgery. Women who suffer from physical discomfort, pain or restricted movements, feel self-conscious or embarrassed because of their large breasts can also choose this surgery.
The breast surgeon will prefer the candidate to be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for a certain period of time. The candidate should have a positive frame of mind, clear cosmetic goals and realistic expectations to achieve best outcomes with breast reduction.
Breast reduction surgery may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing an incision in a discreet location as per the pre-determined surgical plan. The incision may be created around the areolar border or made in a keyhole pattern. Depending on the amount of fat tissue to be removed, the surgeon may also use vertical or anchor shaped incisions.
Through the incision, the plastic surgeon will surgically remove the underlying breast fat tissue and trim away the excess skin. Weak or separated breast muscles may also be repositioned in some cases. Size of the nipples may be reduced and the repositioning of nipples may be required.
Breast tissue will be sutured deep inside to support the new breast shape. After the surgery, the incisions will be carefully closed with removable or absorbable sutures. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for breast reduction surgery.
Recovery and Results
The patient will typically require a week to 10 days to recover before she can resume normal activities or return to her workplace. Mild bruising and swelling will occur initially, which will gradually resolve from the second week onwards.
Full effects of breast reduction will be seen as the swelling completely disappears over several weeks or months. The patient should diligently adhere to the surgeon’s recovery instructions in order to achieve a safer and faster recovery and the finest results.
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