Breast Reduction Surgery can provide relief for patients who are self-conscious about their large breasts, and also alleviate painful symptoms associated with heavy breasts, including back pain, neck pain, and bra strap indentations in the skin. A breast reduction procedure not only improves the shape of your chest, it also helps you enjoy activities that may have been uncomfortable prior to surgery. From exercise to shopping, a reduction procedure can make your day-to-day life easier, and renew your self-confidence.
During a breast reduction procedure, excess skin and fatty tissue is removed until your chest takes on a more proportionate shape. Our West Hills Hospital & Medical center surgeons will help you determine your optimum post-surgery size during your initial breast augmentation consultation at our office. If you are concerned with sagging, our West Hills Hospital & Medical center plastic surgeons can combine a breast lift with your reduction for the best possible results.
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Most of the time, a breast reduction is performed for physical comfort rather than cosmetic improvement. Most patients of this procedure are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that cause them physical discomfort or restrict their activities. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast feed.
What to Expect
A breast reduction procedure usually lasts about 3-4 hours. In some cases, it can take longer. It is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep throughout the entire operation.
After your procedure, you will be wrapped in a bandage, and small tubes may be used to drain out any excess blood or fluids. These tubes will be removed after a day or two; you will experience some pain during this time as well. You will probably feel some discomfort for another week or two. You will probably be required to wear a surgical bra around the clock for several weeks. Your first menstruation after your procedure may cause your breasts to swell, which can cause some pain or discomfort. Most women are able to return to work in a week or two, but it will take several more weeks before you are ready for any strenuous activity. Your doctor will be able to tell you what you should avoid doing while you are recovering from your procedure.
Before & After