Exceptionally large breasts can cause more than just feelings of embarrassment; they can cause physical discomfort and medical problems as well. Breast reduction surgery removes fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them proportionate with the rest of the body. The goal of breast reduction is to make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola (the dark-pigmented region surrounding the nipple).
If you suffer from physical or psychological discomfort as a result of heavy, oversized breasts, a breast reduction may be right for you. This procedure is designed to reduce the size of breasts to make them more manageable and comfortable as well as to improve body and breast proportion. This procedure can also help if one breast is a different size than the other and you’re self-conscious about the size or appearance of this feature. Your medical history and cosmetic goals will be evaluated, and a customized treatment plan will be developed to best suit your needs and reach your desired outcome.
After your breast reduction procedure, you will have gauze dressings and a supportive bra will be applied. Although you will likely experience swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort after breast reduction, these side effects will subside as your breasts heal. We will also provide prescription medication to manage any pain and provide the easiest recovery experience possible.
Although everyone heals at their own speed, most women are able to return to light activity, including work, after about two weeks. If you have strenuous duties, this estimate may be extended, or you may have to limit your responsibilities for the first several weeks. Intense exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks. After a few months, you should be mostly healed and have a good idea of the final outcome. A minor amount of swelling should continue to improve, and the scars should also fade in color and level out.
Male Breast Reduction Procedure
A Male Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the amount of accumulated tissue around the breast, smoothing and flattening the area, and enhancing the chest contours. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and takes one to two hours to complete.
Gynecomastia can be treated by Liposuction (for the fatty tissue component) or by excision (for the fibrous glandular tissue), or a combination of both, depending on the type of tissue to be removed.
Patients can expect a one to two week recovery time; work can usually be resumed in 5-7 days. There will be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort; the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medications to keep patients resting comfortably at home. Patients may need to wear a special lycra vest for a period of time after surgery, to assist with the healing process.
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