Breast reduction surgery removes extra breast tissue to achieve a healthier, more comfortable size and reshapes the breasts, making them firmer and lifting them to a more youthful position.
Benefits of Breast reduction Surgery in Miami at Dr. Soler-Baillo Plastic Surgery
Feel more comfortable
Reduce the limitations that large, heavy breasts place on participation in sports or other activities
Alter your appearance – large breasts, especially when they are out of proportion to your height and weight, can be embarrassing
About the Breast Reduction at Dr. Soler-Baillo Plastic Surgery, Miami
Breasts that are excessively large in proportion to body size are a frequent cause of back and neck pain as well as grooves or irritation on the shoulders from bra straps. Additionally, sleep and participation in certain activities may be affected, and the likelihood of rashes and infections in the folds underneath the breasts increases. Fortunately, an operation known as reduction mammaplasty or simply, breast reduction, achieves good results in alleviating these problems. This procedure is sometimes considered a necessary reconstructive process and may be covered by health insurance plans when a minimum amount of tissue is removed. A reduction removes extra breast tissue to achieve a healthier, more comfortable size and reshapes the breasts, making them firmer and lifting them to a more youthful position. An additional benefit is that uneven breasts can be made more even.
Breast reduction surgery can give women smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are better proportioned to the body and easier to support. Breast reduction surgery is designed to help alleviate the physical and mental discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. Disproportionately large breasts can lead to neck and back pain, cause embarrassment, and limit physical activity. Generally, patients who undergo breast reduction at our practice are extremely satisfied with the results and the effects can be life changing.
A new shape and contour of the breast is created by removing excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, and by moving the nipple and areola into their new positions. The areola and nipple can also be reshaped or reduced in size. Breast reduction is usually performed under general anesthesia.
After Breast Reduction physical activity may become easier and self-consciousness related to the breasts can be greatly reduced. Immediately after surgery, it takes some time for discomfort to subside. Most patients return to their normal routine after about 1-2 weeks. Exercise or other rigorous activities should be avoided for about 6 weeks.
Breast Reduction Recovery and Results
Swelling and discoloration after the procedure are normal and will subside over time. Pain typically fades quickly and can be managed with medications as you heal. Any surgical drains are removed after a day or two, and your bandages may be removed as well. External sutures are removed after one to two weeks, and you may be instructed to wear the compression garment, avoid sleeping on your stomach, and avoid excessive exertion or heavy lifting for a month or more. Scarring along the lower midlines and creases of the breasts is normal, and your physician will have placed the sutures so the resulting scars are as inconspicuous as possible. Although the scars will at first appear red and enlarged, they will eventually fade to thin, slightly discolored lines that are easily concealed below low-cut tops and behind bathing suits. Patients typically experience extremely high satisfaction with reduced upper body pain, an improved ability to engage in physical activities, and a new appearance with smaller, more youthful-looking breasts.