Breast Reduction For Pain Relief, Cosmetic Concerns

Excessively large breast size, or macromastia, significantly impacts physical comfort, ease of mobility, and clothing options. Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, decreases the amount of fatty and breast tissue and removes excess skin. The target area is then sculpted to maintain a proportional and aesthetically pleasing breast shape. 

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Is Breast Reduction Surgery Worth It For You?

A breast reduction is appropriate for anyone whose quality of life is adversely affected because of overly large, heavy breasts. If you have pain in your shoulders, neck, or back, suffer from poor posture, have drooping or sagging breasts, experience chafing, rashes, or infections in the skin underneath your breasts, or are unable to engage in certain athletic activities due to breast size, a breast reduction could bring you tremendous relief.

However, there are a few cases where a breast reduction may be unsuitable. Those who are breastfeeding should postpone the procedure until they are done breastfeeding. Patients who intend to lose a significant amount of weight should delay the procedure until they reach their weight goals. 

The Consultation Process

No two women are alike, and Dr. Bass works closely with each patient to determine the best approach to breast reduction surgery. He considers their body type and medical history, as well as their physical and aesthetic goals. Once a thorough consultation has been completed, Dr. Bass crafts a personalized action plan that will help you reach your goal of a more comfortable life.

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Breast Reduction Surgery Explained

Breast reduction is performed as an ambulatory procedure in either the office operating room or a hospital surgery facility. Glandular tissue and excess fat are removed with tailoring of excess skin to restore a curvy, natural and proportionate (although now smaller) breast shape.  

For some patients, liposuction may be necessary to reduce fatty tissue that may create ‘side rolls’ near the armpits.  The appropriate incisions for your individual circumstances will be discussed during the consultation.  

Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Most patients return to work in about one week, though recovery times vary from person to person. Physical activity resumes in stages starting at two weeks; Dr. Bass works individually with each patient to determine their specific healing timeline. 

Improve Your Quality Of Life

A breast reduction may be the ideal procedure to help you rediscover yourself. A breast reduction can alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain, improve posture, and improve quality of sleep. If unwanted attention has impacted your confidence, a breast reduction means freedom to make the focus of every interaction the moment at hand, rather than your shape. Other benefits include an increase in the types of physical activity one can participate in, and a wider range of available clothing options. Imagine jogging without discomfort or shopping without needing a specialty store to find your size. 

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Rigorous Training, Decades Of Practice

Aesthetic surgery, as with any surgery, understandably causes anxiety. That’s why it is vital for patients to thoroughly research their options and select a plastic surgeon who has expertise in the procedure they need. Their choice should also partner with them in their care, listening to their needs attentively and ensuring that they are always safe and comfortable.

Dr. Bass has amassed nearly three decades of experience, in addition to over ten years of rigorous training at Ivy League institutions. He has been published over ninety times in leading plastic surgery medical journals and book chapters and has taught emerging and practicing physicians over the course of his career. He is meticulous and patient-oriented; his foremost goal is to help patients look their best in the safest way possible. Contact Bass Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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