During breast reduction surgery, fatty tissue of the breast along with glandular tissue and excess skin are removed. As a result, the breast can be pulled tighter, making them lighter, smaller, and firmer.
Different techniques may be used to minimize incisions and scarring, and to emphasize shape. Breast reduction surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia, and usually takes about 4 hours to complete.
After surgery, you will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra, over gauze for 2-3 days. You may have a drain placed to allow excess fluid or blood to drain from the incision. You can expect a recovery period of about two weeks.
You may be good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you have the following:
Neck, back or shoulder pain
Shoulder notching/ furrowing from your bra straps
Heavy sagging breasts
Breasts that are too heavy for your body size
Irritation or rash beneath your breasts
Difficulty with exercise and physical activities due to large heavy breasts
One breast larger than the other creating significant asymmetry
They not only have relief from their symptoms, but also have the ability to exercise better, wear more fitted clothing, and may feel more confident about their appearance.
Of all the surgeries that Dr. Valauri (board certified plastic surgeon) performs, breast reduction ranks among the highest in patient satisfaction.
Patients of almost any age may have breast reduction surgery however; most surgeons recommend that patients until after breast have fully developed.
Women with very large, sagging breast frequently have neck, back, and shoulder pain. These patients find breast reduction surgery of great benefit.