Baja Plastic Surgery & MedSpa
What is breast reduction surgery?
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Very often, women usually with large, sagging or uneven breasts are dissatisfied with physical appearance. Some experience pain or discomfort from the sheer weight of their breasts and the pressure of brassiere straps on their shoulder.
A Breast reduction is usually performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgical setting under general anesthesia one of the techniques most frequently used is called a brassiere pattern skin reduction. This technique involves both vertical and horizontal incisions made around the nipple area.
Is it right for me?
Breast reduction is a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy
You have realistic expectations
You don’t smoke
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
Your breasts limit your physical activity
You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
You have regular indentations from bra straps that support heavy, pendulous breasts
You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
Your breasts hang low and have stretched skin
Your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported
You have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin
Recovery time for breast reduction
Many patients have questions about recovery from breast surgery.
When your breast reduction procedure is complete, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.