Chronic back and neck pain can be caused by several factors, but for women with large breasts, a breast reduction may help alleviate those symptoms and improve body symmetry. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our breast reduction surgery offers several options and natural-looking results.
Contact us at our Atlanta and Marietta locations today to schedule a consultation and find out how breast reduction surgery can help you look and feel better.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Overly large and heavy breasts can cause pain and discomfort as well as skin rashes, reduced ability to exercise and unwanted attention. Breast reduction surgery removes excess skin and tissue to make breasts smaller, lighter and more firm.
Generally, a keyhole incision pattern is used, with a circle made around the areola and extending vertically in two lines that will be closed to form one. Other techniques may be used, depending on the individual. Fat and extra tissue are removed throughout the breast, and the nipple and areola positions are improved.
In some cases, creating the areola and nipple from grafted skin is necessary. All treatment options will be made available to you prior to surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
During your first visit, your cosmetic concerns and goals will be discussed with the surgeon. Your healthy history will also be evaluated, and you will be given a preliminary examination. Those who have diabetes, poor circulation, poor circulation or heart, liver or lung disease may require further consideration before surgery is approved. Individuals who smoke, have a family history of blood clots or take contraindicating medications are at high risk for complications and may want to consider other treatment options.
What Are My Breast Reduction Options?
What is Recovery Like?
The healing process depends on the techniques used during surgery, but you will be asked to wear a support bra to cushion your breasts’ new contours. You should also avoid strenuous activity for several weeks to accommodate the full healing process. Any residual pain or discomfort is easily controlled with prescribed pain medications. Once the narcotic medicine is discontinued, you will be able to drive and return to work.
Although incisions are carefully placed and scar locations are discussed prior to surgery, there will be visible scarring afterward, which will fade over time.
The results of breast reduction surgery are long term but are still subject to the natural aging process, gravity and significant weight fluctuations.
Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn about the benefits of breast reduction surgery.
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