Breast Reduction Boston

Breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts by removing excess skin, tissue and fat from the breasts. Women with overly developed breasts often deal with chronic neck, back and shoulder pain. It can limit physical activity due to discomfort and many times it creates emotional discomfort for these women as well.

Breast reduction surgery has been very successful in helping women with overly large breasts feel more comfortable and confident in their skin. A breast reduction can help to improve body proportion and alleviate the common physical and emotional strains excessively large breasts can put on a woman. Breast reduction surgery may not be the right choice for everyone. Candidates for breast reduction should be in good physical and mental health, non-smokers and have realistic expectations about the procedure and potential results.

Now let’s take a look at the steps of the procedure itself:

  • Anesthesia is administered through intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
  • The incision will be made. There are a number of incision options available to you and the decision of which will be used will be made between you and your Plastic Surgeon prior to the procedure. Some of the options include: Around the areola, in a keyhole shape around the areola and then down vertically to the crease under the breasts, or the inverted T incision which looks similar to an anchor shape.
  • Next, the excess tissues is reduced, as well as excess skin. Excess fat may also be removed when combine with Liposuction, depending on the individual patient’s needs.
  • The incisions are then closed and bandaged.
  • Initial results will be visible immediately, but real results will be revealed as you continue to heal and the swelling goes down. Scars will be permanent, but will fade in time.

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks which you need to be fully aware of. During your consultation, your Plastic Surgeon will walk you through the procedure, its benefits and its risks, to help you come to the best decision for you. During your recover there will be certain restrictions and guidelines for you to follow as you continue to heal. It will be important to follow your doctor’s orders to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. If during that time you should experience any shortness of breath or chest pains, seek medical attention immediately.