Breast Reduction in Savannah, GA

Breast Reduction

While many women are concerned with having breasts that are too small, other women have the opposite problem. Breasts that are disproportionately large and heavy can be both painful and physically challenging, keeping patients from participating in a variety of activities. Many women have difficulty finding clothing that fits correctly and may avoid certain types of garments because they are worried the styles draw too much attention to their breasts. Massive, pendulous breasts can also create discomfort and strain in the neck, back and shoulders, as well as skin irritation due to the skin underneath the breasts rubbing and causing friction. Bra straps can create grooving into the shoulders on some patients.

There is no doubt that excessively large breasts can be, quite literally, a pain in the neck, as well as a significant cosmetic concern. Women with large breasts often think others focus on that feature and fail to notice the rest of their looks or personality. It can be difficult both in social and professional situations to wonder whether you are taken seriously despite your appearance. In addition, the strain of carrying such heavy breasts causes shoulder, neck and back pain. These patients are desperate for relief and to feel better both mentally and physically.

Breast reduction (also called reduction mammoplasty when performed for medical reasons), is designed to bring balance and proportion back to the body profile, creating a more attractive, manageable size and shape to the breasts. Dr. Pearl tailors his breast reduction procedures to each patient to ensure the results are both natural and beautiful. Whether your breasts have always been larger than you like, or you have seen an increase in size due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, Dr. Pearl can help you achieve the curves that make you more comfortable with your body and reduce the pain you have been experiencing.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

In addition to feeling more confident, there are a variety of other benefits of having a breast reduction with Dr. Pearl, which include:

  • Pain Relief: Large breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Heavier breasts can also cause grooving in your shoulders from tight bra straps, which may lead to poor posture. Breast reduction can alleviate pain by reducing the weight of heavy breasts.
  • Improved Body Proportions: Larger breasts can create a disproportionate silhouette, which can lead to ill-fitting clothes and feeling self-conscious. Breast reduction can help improve your body proportions and boost your self-esteem.
  • Improved Physical Fitness: Overly large breasts may prevent you from exercising as much as you would like to or limit the types of exercises you can perform. Breast reduction surgery improves your exercise tolerance and allows you to perform different types of exercises comfortably.
  • Psychological Benefits: Moving beyond physical discomfort, having very large breasts can sometimes take a toll on your mental health. You feel awkward wearing certain clothes or like everyone is staring at your chest. Undergoing a breast reduction can help you feel more confident overall.

Breast Reduction Procedure

During your breast reduction procedure, Dr. Pearl will remove excess fatty breast tissue. While every case is different, the breast reduction procedure typically follows these steps:

  • Your breasts will be marked prior to anesthesia. These markings map out the type of incision that will be used.
  • You will then be given anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
  • Dr. Pearl will then make incisions to create a keyhole or anchor-shaped pattern. Excess tissue is then removed, the breast is reshaped, and incisions are closed. You may or may not have a drain placed to remove excess fluid.

Women who have large breasts who experience physical discomfort are usually the best candidates for breast reduction. It is important to note that they are also in are in overall good health with realistic expectations about what a breast reduction can and cannot do. Dr. Pearl will discuss the risks and benefits of having a breast reduction with you in consultation to help you make an educated decision. 

While breast reduction surgery can limit your ability to breastfeed effectively, there are many patients who can do so. Be sure to discuss your concerns during your consultation with Dr. Pearl and ask any questions you may have. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the risks of having a breast reduction are minimal. However, as with other types of surgical intervention, there is a risk of:

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Undesired aesthetic result

If your breast reduction is performed due to medical necessity, your insurance may cover the cost. However, insurance coverage varies, so be sure to contact your carrier before scheduling the procedure. You may require a medical note outlining why a breast reduction is necessary so your insurance company will cover the cost.

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