The weight of heavy breasts can contribute to a number of problematic medical issues and may potentially lead to weight gain by restricting a woman’s ability to exercise and live an active lifestyle.
The primary objective of breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) is to find relief from the troublesome physical symptoms of macromastia (enlarged breasts), including, but not limited to:
- Tingling, sensation loss, or numbness in the breasts, hands, or arms
- Prolonged back, neck and shoulder pain
- Poor posture
- Deeply pigmented grooves in the shoulder region as a result of bra strap pressure
- Chest wall pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Recurrent rashes underneath and between the breasts
- Polycystic mastitis (cystic breast infections)
- Stretched skin
- Breast ptosis (sagging, low-hanging breasts)
In addition to the aforementioned physical complications, enlarged breasts can also have negative consequences for a patient’s self-confidence and emotional well-being, and can make finding appropriately fitting clothing and bras very frustrating endeavors. Fortunately, through the surgical excision of excess glandular tissue, breast skin, and adipose (fatty) tissue, breast reduction surgery can help to bring a woman’s breasts into a more balanced and proportionate relationship to the rest of her body, thereby alleviating many of the difficulties associated with the condition of macromastia.
In order to achieve optimal breast reduction results, your surgery should only be performed by a skillful, Board Certified plastic surgeon such as our board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics, located in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. In the skillful hands of our surgeons, you will be able to boost your self-esteem and increase your physical activity level without having to deal with the painful emotional and physical symptoms caused by enlarged breasts.
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BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
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Breast reduction surgery is generally a 2-5 hour procedure, and is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During your initial consultation, our surgeons will conduct a thorough assessment of your breast composition, breast reduction goals, and medical history, before selecting one of three incision options for your breast reduction procedure:
- Racquet or Key-hole Incision
- Circular Incision
- Anchor-shaped or Inverted T-Shaped Incision
After carefully making the appropriate incisions, our board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics will decrease the size of your nipple (if necessary), and adjust its position on your chest. He will then lift, reshape, and reduce the size and volume of your breasts, before closing the incisions using sutures layered deep within the breast tissue to support your newly shaped breasts. Although incision lines are permanent, they will fade over time, to the point where they are barely discernible.
If the enlargement of your breasts was primarily caused by excess fatty tissue, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with your breast reduction surgery to maximize your results. Similarly, for patients who present with the condition of breast ptosis (breast sagging), a breast lift can be performed during the breast reduction procedure, which will ensure that the newly contoured breasts have a lifted, youthfully perky appearance.
BREAST REDUCTION RECOVERY AND RESULTS
At the conclusion of your breast reduction surgery, our surgeons will place a drain under each arm to remove excess blood or fluid, and will wrap your breasts with bandages or a gauze dressing. Most patients can expect to experience some level of temporary post-surgical swelling and bruising, which can be managed with the pain medications our board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics will prescribe.
In order to allow proper healing of the breasts and incision site, our breast reduction patients are generally advised to take up to one week off from work, to wear the surgical bra we have provided for up to four weeks, and to avoid all physical activity for at least one month following surgery. You will be able to observe immediate improvements to the size and shape of your breasts following your surgery, and these results will continue to improve over the next few weeks, as swelling and bruising dissipate.
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At Tribeca Medaesthetics, we make it a priority to keep abreast of the latest technological advances in the field of cosmetic body surgery, and our skillful surgeons employ these cutting edge techniques to ensure safe procedures and beautifully natural-looking results. Our board certified plastic surgeons at Tribeca Medaesthetics believe that having well-informed patients is vital to the success of every breast reduction procedure, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your reduction mammoplasty options and procedural details. As with any form of surgery, there are potential risks related to breast reduction surgery; however, in the capable hands of our board certified plastic surgeons and the Tribeca Medaesthetics staff, you can rest easy knowing that your safety is our first priority, and that we will take great care to minimize your discomfort and to reduce potential complications during and after your procedure.
If you are suffering from the physical and emotional symptoms of macromastia, and would like additional information about reducing the size of your breasts with breast reduction surgery at Tribeca Medaesthetics, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons.