Large breasts can be a big problem. Both physically and psychologically. Oversize breasts interfere with normal function and physical activity by causing back pain, postural problems, deformities of the back and shoulders, skin rashes under the breast and breast pain. However, plastic surgeons also view breast reduction surgery as an operation with an important aesthetic component; in addition to alleviating physical problems, it can improve the shape of the breasts and nipple areas. Breast reduction also can enhance the overall appearance by making the breasts more proportional to the rest of the body.
This procedure can reduce the size and reshape large breasts by removing excess skin and underlying tissue. An oversized areola can be made smaller at the same time. If you have large, sagging breasts, you may be a good candidate. If your breasts are sagging but not overly large, a breast lift maybe all you need.
The operation requires a general anesthetic, and may be performed on an outpatient basis or during a brief hospital stay. Although Dr. Guiloff will make every effort to minimize incisions, the scars from breast reduction surgery are visible in the lower portion of the breast and around the areola.
The surgeon makes incisions horizontally and vertically following the natural contour of the breast. Excess tissue, fat and skin are removed and then the nipple, areola and underlying tissue are moved to a new, higher location. When the breasts are extremely oversized, it's sometimes necessary to completely detach the nipple before it is relocated.
The procedure takes about three to four hours and after surgery, for a few days, you'll probably experience pain and discomfort which can be controlled with medications. You will be up and around in a day or two and the swelling and bruising usually subsides in five to seven days. You will have to wear a supportive bra for several weeks to promote healing. Loss of sensation of the nipples and breast skin is possible but may improve gradually. Strenuous exercise and overhead lifting should be avoided for several weeks after surgery.
Please set-up your free consultation with Dr. Guiloff to find out if this procedure is right for you.
Please take a moment to look at some before & after pictures of this procedure and many other popular ones in the before & after gallery. To view the before (on the left) and the after (on the right).