Women with overly large breasts deal with many struggles on a daily basis that aren’t often talked about. Large breasts can make it very uncomfortable for a woman to exercise, play sports, or even do something as simple as sit in front of their desk for long periods of time. They can also give a woman back problems, cause rashes, and create chronic neck and shoulder pain.
Not only can they cause pain and discomfort, large breasts can also make it difficult to find clothes that fit. These women are forever stuck between the small and medium or large and medium sections and never really find the right size for them. If you want your clothes to accommodate your breasts, you may end up buying one size too big for your body, which can be very unflattering to your figure.
There is a solution to these issues: breast reduction surgery. Although some people see it as taboo to reduce the size of your breasts, your comfort and quality of life should come first.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery works by removing excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue from your breasts to make the breasts lighter. This procedure lets you have breasts that are in better proportion with the rest of your body.
As all breast sizes are different, you’ll first have to have a detailed chat with Dr. Lu-Jean Feng about your expectations from the surgery. During this consultation, you will discuss your needs and goals, along with your complete medical history. Dr. Feng will then devise a surgical plan that is specifically suited to your needs.
The breast-reduction procedure lasts around two to five hours depending on the specifics of your case. First, general anesthesia will be administered so that you can be unconscious and comfortable during the entirety of the procedure.
After this step, incisions will be made on the breasts. These incisions will vary depending on the amount of tissue to be removed. To remove a large amount of tissue, the anchor incision will be used. This involves the creation of an incision around the areola, a vertical incision downwards to the breast fold, and a curving horizontal incision across the breast fold.
To remove a moderate amount of tissue, a lollipop incision will be used. This is similar to the anchor technique but without the curving horizontal incision. To remove a smaller to moderate amount of tissue, the donut incision will be used. This involves the creation of two concentric circles around the areola.
After the incisions have been made, excess tissue will be removed as needed. The nipple-areolar complex will be repositioned and resized in order to match the new dimensions of the breast. The incisions will then be stitched closed using surgical sutures. The breasts will be wrapped in gauze, and you will need to wear a special bra. This supportive bra will help your breasts heal during the recovery process.
The results can be seen and felt almost immediately. You will be able to see the full results once all post-operative swelling has ameliorated. Take care to follow the post-operative instructions carefully and you will be up and about again in no time at all.
Schedule Your Breast-Reduction Consultation
Contact our office if you would like to arrange your breast-reduction consultation. Dr. Lu-Jean Feng, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, will be available to discuss the procedure in greater detail.