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Oversized Breasts Can Be Reduced in Volume

Published on March 30, 2018

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.

Patient Testimonials

  • “I believe she is the best in the country at what she does. Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better” – Crystal Hefner
  • "When it comes to explant surgery I think Dr. Feng is the best doctor in the world. She’s done more studies, she’s testified in trials, the whole spectrum of anything to do with explant surgery she’s done it.”
    - Yolanda Hadid (Foster), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • “Every communication I had with their office was so professional, and they were so kind and accommodating.”
  • "Dr. Feng is not all about cosmetic surgery…she is about getting healthy and giving her patients the tools to stay that way!”
  • "Went from being overweight, to physically fit and ready for a marathon within 7 months of my surgery. You are in the best of care at her surgical center.”
  • "I was thrilled to have NO PAIN from my procedure! Almost 9 hours of surgery and I awoke with NO nausea, no pain. I was afraid after the nerve block wore off I would have pain…but NO!"
  • "She took a good long time talking with me and my husband, so if there was a time when I had to wait, I figured she was giving someone else her undivided attention…I felt totally taken care of"
  • "Dr. Feng is an expert in her field… [attended] Yale at 16… She has perfected the anesthesia so that nausea can be avoided and she uses nerve blocks to make sure that you aren’t in pain after the procedure"
  • "Dr. Feng removed my ruptured breast implants as well as the inflamed capsules and sent them to her pathologist, which was instrumental in getting my health insurer to cover the surgery, which she also appealed on my behalf"
  • "Words cannot begin to capture the gratitude that I would like to express to you right now. Without your talent, vision and perfectionism my breasts, my health and probably my outlook on life would have been very unhealthy"
  • "I am cured! Those were (my doctor’s) exact words…If it wasn’t for your kindness, your tremendous talent and of course your outstanding staff I would have never known what it feels like to have a normal life again"
  • "I get a comment from every doctor I see about my fabulous scar. I almost have nothing to be seen. Everyone thinks it looks awesome!"
  • "She explanted my 7 year old implants for me and gave me a lolipop lift. She is extremely talented. She made my breast look better than they did with implants"
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