Having beautiful breasts does not always mean patients want bigger breasts. Large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. While some patients have breast reduction surgery to alleviate discomfort, there are cosmetic benefits as well. Dr. Whetstone will provide you with all of the information you need to prepare for breast reduction surgery.
WHAT IS BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast reduction is surgery to reduce the size of your breast, removing excess tissue to create a smaller, lifted breast. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient facility.
CANDIDATES FOR BREAST REDUCTION
The best way to decide whether or not breast reduction surgery is right for you is to meet with Dr. Whetstone for a complimentary consultation.
RECOVERY AFTER BREAST REDUCTION
The amount of time you need to recover from surgery will depend on your natural healing rate as well as the extent of surgery performed. You will be able to get up and walk around the same day of surgery. Most patients feel ready to return to work in one week and back to the gym in two weeks. You will be placed in a surgical bra to support your breasts as they heal. Before surgery, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow for a smooth recovery.
RESULTS FROM BREAST REDUCTION
Because it alleviates physical discomfort and enhances a patient’s appearance, breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures. Patients will see an increase in self confidence, new freedom to wear they clothes they want and with better proportioned breasts, your overall silhouette will be more balanced and attractive.