Your breasts can feel like a burden if they are out of proportion to the rest of your body. If neck and back pain are normal occurrences, then breast reduction surgery here at Skin MD may be the best option for you. Our surgical staff is board-certified and expertly trained in performing female breast reduction. The surgery not only creates a more proportionate and balanced breast contour but also contributes to an improved overall quality of life, allowing individuals to engage in activities more comfortably and confidently.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size and volume of large breasts. The surgery involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and balanced breast size.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction offers significant benefits to individuals experiencing physical discomfort and emotional distress due to overly large breasts. By removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, this procedure can alleviate various issues such as:
- Chronic back, neck, and shoulder plain
- Skin irritation
- Finding well-fitting clothing
Additionally, breast reduction can improve posture, enhance physical activity, and boost self-confidence.
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
A typical breast reduction surgery takes 2-3 hours to perform and involves different techniques. The exact procedure will depend on your specific needs which will be discussed during your one-on-one consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Albert Ko. The procedure may involve any of the following:
- Liposuction – This involves the insertion of a thin tube connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from your breast. This is sometimes performed on the sides for balance.
- Inverted-T or “anchor” – This involves making cuts around the edge of the areola, from the areola to the breast crease, and along the crease underneath the breast. This method is used for large reductions and for people who have a lot of sagging or unevenness.
Dr. Ko will personally walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case, including:
- Scar Location
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
The recovery period following breast reduction surgery typically spans several weeks, varying according to the details of your specific procedure. Engaging in strenuous physical activities should be avoided for at least a month, allowing your body ample time to heal. Generally, significant improvement can be felt within a week, potentially enabling a return to work, depending on its nature. Individuals with physically demanding occupations might require a 2-3 week recovery period to ensure proper healing.
Schedule Breast Reduction Surgery in the Greater Boston Area
If you’re experiencing back or neck pain and/or chafing due to your breast size, reduction surgery may be right for you. At Skin MD, we’re staffed by board-certified surgeons ready to help you look and feel your best. Get started by filling out the form below and scheduling a complimentary consultation at your nearest Skin MD office.