Excessively large breasts, a condition called macromastia, can cause a number of health problems. Besides limiting physical activity, it can also cause neck, shoulder and back pain. Women with this condition can develop a chronic rash under their breasts, and deep grooves under their bra straps. Changes in posture from the weight of heavy breasts can also lead to numbness and tingling in hands and fingers. Large breasts can even make it hard to get a good night’s sleep.
Remedies such as physical therapy, heat or ice packs and pain medication provide only short term relief, and even losing weight has limited benefit. A more effective solution is breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty.
Breast reduction surgery can also enhance your self-image and self-confidence. However, this isn’t a cosmetic procedure. Macromastia is a recognized medical condition, and most insurance companies cover surgery to relieve its symptoms. Our surgeons will explain every step of your surgery, and his staff will help you through the insurance approval process.
Our surgeons will remove excess fat, tissue and skin from your breasts resulting in breasts that are lifted and proportionate to your body, relieving pain and discomfort – allowing for a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Breast reduction surgery with is an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Local shots are also used to numb the area and reduce pain after the surgery. Our surgeons then reduce, shape and lift the tissue to achieve a smaller and more symmetrical shape. Stitches are placed in layers to support the breast’s new shape, and the incisions are closed. You may have surgical tape or dressings on your breasts to protect the incisions as they heal.
Recovery from breast reduction surgery is remarkably fast for most women – most feel much better within 24 hours. Pain from the incisions is minimal, since no muscles or supportive tissues are cut. You may be discharged home with surgical drains in your breasts, which will be removed when output decreases in the first one to two weeks after surgery.