What Are the Signs You May Benefit From a Breast Reduction?

Close,Up,Photo,Of,Cute,Sweet,Lady,Wear,Orange,SweaterIf you’ve been living with excessively large breasts, you probably feel the daily strain they put on your back, neck, shoulders, and more. Heavy breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of your frame can make simple activities difficult and restrict clothing options. At a certain point, the cons may start to outweigh the pros. But how do you know if an expert breast reduction is right for you?

When Are Breasts Too Large?

There are a few key physical and lifestyle factors that point to breast reduction being beneficial. If you regularly experience painful grooving from your bra straps, skin irritation under the breasts, persistent back and neck pain, restricted range of motion, poor posture, breathing issues, or difficulty finding clothes that fit properly, a reduction may help alleviate these problems. Large breasts can also cause some women to feel self-conscious about their appearance.

What Results Can You Expect From Surgery?

The goal of reduction mammoplasty is to remove excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue to achieve breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of your body. This type of surgery can reduce breasts by one or more cup sizes while lifting sagging tissues for an enhanced shape. Most patients report immediate relief as their symptoms are corrected. Scarring is inevitable but minimized as much as possible.

Recovery does involve some short-term pain and soreness. Your activity will need to be restricted for about six weeks as you heal. Most women feel completely back to normal around six months post-op. While risks like bleeding and infection are minimal in skilled hands, loss of nipple sensation can occasionally occur. Working with an experienced plastic surgeon helps ensure satisfying aesthetic results and minimal complications.

Could Breast Reduction Be Right For You?

If you feel that overly large breasts are negatively impacting your life, explore your options. Schedule a consultation with our office to determine if a reduction in mammoplasty may help. We would be happy to address your questions and concerns during a personalized assessment to help decide if this surgery could benefit you.

Breast Reduction in Savannah

Feel free to call Chatham Plastic Surgery in Savannah, GA, at 912-446-1985 when you’re ready to learn more about reduction mammoplasty and what results you can expect. There’s no obligation with a first appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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