Full, curvaceous breasts are considered beautiful and attractive by a majority of men and women alike. While this is true in most cases, there are women who have breasts that are simply too large for their frame. This can result in serious health issues such as back pain and breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery can effectively alleviate these symptoms.
Women that have serious health issues as a result of overly large breasts, often experience immense relief after having a breast reduction. This procedure makes the size of their breasts more proportionate, and improves their overall figure. The best part about this procedure is that it is permanent, which means that once the procedure is done, the patient will no longer experience physical discomfort or pain associated with heavy breasts
You are a good candidate for breast reduction if:
- Your breasts are heavy, hanging and out of proportion with the rest of your body.
- You suffer from chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain due to the weight of your breasts.
- You are always passing up strapless dresses and blouses, because they simply don’t fit well.
Breast reduction and lifting involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and breast tissue from the breast region. The procedure is generally done as an outpatient under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
The surgery time varies from 1.5 to 4 hours depending on the size of the breast. Various incisions may be used. This includes the peri-areolar, "lollipop" or the inverted T incision. Sometimes drains are inserted for 1-2 days to allow drainage of excess body fluid. There will be a waterproof dressing over the incisions for about 2 weeks. The stitches are removed after 2 weeks and the incision wound can be left exposed.
Depending on an individual basis, this procedure may be medisave or insurance claimable.