Large breasts may cause you both physical and mental discomfort. The size and weight of large breasts can result in:
We perform breast reduction surgery for purely cosmetic reasons if you believe your breasts are too large and are self-conscious about them without any other symptom and to provide physical relief from any symptoms you may have. No matter why it is done, the resultant breast shape is younger-appearing, perkier, and aesthetically matches the rest of your body. We do not recommend breast reduction surgery for women who intend future breastfeeding, since the procedure interrupts many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples.
Performed under general anesthesia, the three to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and trims the resultant excess skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of your body. It also moves the nipple/areola up to a normal, perky position, giving you a lift with the reduction. We use two different methods depending on the requirements of your breasts. We try to use the one that will provide you the least scar and best long-lasting result. Additionally we use an “internal bra” technique and buried sutures that do not dissolve for 6-9 months to improve the late appearance of the scar to where it is minimally visible once it is healed. Return to most normal activities usually takes less than a week.