Large, oversized breasts can not only look unaesthetic but are also quite a physical burden. They distort the posture, cause difficulty in breathing, backache, neck ache, cause irritation in the skin crease, and make exercise very difficult. Because large breasts cause such physical problems, breast reduction is one of the few procedures generally covered by medical insurance.
This procedure can reduce and reshape large breasts by removing excess skin and underlying tissue. An oversized areola can be made smaller at the same time. The results of this procedure are permanent, although significant weight gain or pregnancy can cause some later enlargement of the breasts.
If you have large, sagging breasts, you are a good candidate for breast reduction. Patients with sagging breasts that are not overly large may need only a lift. Women of all ages can benefit from breast reconstruction, but it is generally only performed after the breasts are fully formed. This procedure may impair your ability to breastfeed, and this possibility must be considered in your decision.
Breast Reduction is performed in either the hospital or the office surgical facility depending on the extent of the procedure and is done under general anesthesia. There are a number of incision options that are tailored to individual needs. Our latest improvement is to perform a more minimal incision (the Lejour technique) that improves the cosmetic quality of the result. This procedure takes two to three hours to perform. Post-operative discomfort is well controlled by the prescriptions we provide. And you should be up and around, in a day or two. Most women are able to return to work within one or two weeks after surgery.