It is common for a patient to pursue a breast reduction surgery. Realistically, breasts can become large and burdensome, especially if the rest of the person’s frame is petite. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins understands this need and will be your breast reduction team.
If you’re considering a reduction, you may be experiencing one of the following issues:
Whatever the cause, know this: a discomfort with your breasts isn’t something you have to live with. Breast reduction is the solution.
When getting ready for a breast reduction surgery, you need to consider some key points that will change in your daily life. At the very least, you’ll need time to recover, which will involve ample rest time. Be patient during this time, as your body is healing from the surgery itself. A true result of your breast reduction surgery cannot be expected immediately. Healing can sometimes take months, depending on the severity of the surgery. Don’t be shocked at this, though, as it takes time for any surgery to heal properly.
We also suggest that patients preparing for breast reduction surgery invest in some new clothing items. When breasts decrease in size, your shirts will naturally look different. Be aware that this might be a new expense you incur.
Breast reduction surgery, sometimes referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is a type of plastic surgery designed to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin. Most patients who undergo the procedure are looking to correctly proportion their breasts with the rest of their body or to alleviate any discomfort currently being experienced due to large breasts.
In certain cases, your plastic surgeon may remove the excess fat from the breasts using liposuction along with excision techniques during the procedure. Should the breast size be solely due to fatty tissue and any excess skin is not a problem, liposuction on its own may solve the problem. For your comfort, medications are administered before the surgery takes place. An incision is then made in a circular pattern around the areola. These incision lines remain visible and permanent, though they can be concealed under clothing with ease. Following the incision, the excess skin and fat are successfully removed, offering a better breast shape.
Oversized breasts can cause back pain, discomfort, and even fatigue. We understand this at JHopkins Plastic Surgery. We know that to be the best you, you need to be in your best body. Call our team at 972-298-6641 to make that happen.