Do your large breasts prevent you from living your best life?

Having overly large breasts can negatively affect your quality of life and prevent you from participating in certain activities. Activities like running may be difficult and even painful. Finding clothing that fits may be challenging, and you may develop back and neck pain. 

Breast reduction surgery may be a suitable option for you if:

  • You feel your breasts are too large for your body
  • Your breasts limit your physical activity
  • You have chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Bra straps give you deep shoulder indentations
  • You have skin irritation under your breasts
  • Your self-image or self-confidence is poor due to having overly large breasts
  • You are at or near your ideal weight
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What do I need to know about breast reduction surgery?

The first step is a private consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaitlyn Paine. Surgery is always a big step and being fully informed is important. During your initial consultation, we will go over your medical history, your goals, and the different options you have. Several methods of breast reduction surgery exist, and your surgeon will make sure to plan your surgery so it suits your personal goals and circumstances. For example, if you don’t have excess skin that needs to be removed, liposuction alone may be enough to achieve your goals. 

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How long does breast reduction surgery take?

Typically, breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The surgery usually takes about two to three hours. Once your surgeon has administered your anesthesia, and it has taken effect, your surgery can begin. Your surgeon will make the appropriate incisions, which you will have discussed beforehand, so you know what to expect. Next, your nipples will be repositioned, and your surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and fat. Your breasts will be lifted and reshaped, and your incisions will be closed. After your surgery, you will need someone to drive you home.

Is the recovery rough?

Your breasts will probably feel tender and sore for the first days after surgery. At first, your breasts will be wrapped in dressings or bandages, and you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising. You may have a tube placed under each arm to drain any fluid. Any pain can be resolved with pain medication. Most patients take about two weeks off from work. It may take up to six weeks to fully recover. 

When will I see my results?

Results will be visible immediately. Once the swelling goes down and your scars have begun to fade, you will see your final results. Breast reduction surgery is usually a one-time procedure. Your results should last for a lifetime. However, your results may be compromised by significant weight gain, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. For this reason, we recommend delaying your breast reduction surgery if you plan on having more children.

We are here to help you achieve your goals

Dr. Paine and the entire team here at Radiance by Roller are here to help you look and feel your best. Our patients know and love us for our high level of individual care and expertise. From the minute you enter our office, you can expect to feel comfortable and cared for. We take the time to get to know you and your unique goals, and your satisfaction and happiness are our highest priorities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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