Although generally less common than breast augmentation, breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that cannot help achieve aesthetic and cosmetic changes but also can alleviate certain pains and aches.
For some women, the appearance of uneven or excessively large breasts can not only affect their confidence and self-image. The excess breast tissue and fat can physically interfere with movement and cause stress on the back and shoulder muscles.
Still, it can interfere with daily life and the ability to live without back pain and strain.
Breast reduction is a safe and effective way to alleviate these issues. In an outpatient procedure that generally takes between 2 and 3 hours, the surgeon will make small incisions, generally in areas where any scarring will not be prominent. The excess fat inside the breasts is removed, along with the extra skin needed to create a more proportional shape and size.
Generally, recovery will take about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how much fat and tissue was removed. The first few days will require rest and recovery from the anesthesia. This is the time when most patients report the most discomfort, although moderate to severe pain is very rare. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help with the swelling that may occur.
Within 6 weeks, you should be able to return to your daily life, not only without any restrictions but without the weight and interference of excessively large breasts. In general, along with being smaller, the breast will appear more firm. However, this is only an effect of the procedure and not the primary goal.
Over time, any residual soreness or tenderness will continue to subside. Although the result from the procedure are considered and are often permanent, changes in diet, activity level, or pregnancy can affect the size and shape of the breasts and cause them to increase in size.
Don’t let excessively large breasts continue to interfere with your life or cause back and shoulder pain. Call Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami, FL, at 305-279-4700 or visit www.cosmetiquesurgerycenter.com to see how breast reduction surgery can improve your life.