You Deserve A Pain-Free Life

Do you often have pain in your back, neck, and shoulders because of heavy breasts? Do you have to buy clothing from expensive, specialty retailers just to find something that will fit?

Heavy breasts can have a negative impact on daily life in many ways; in addition to physical discomfort and inconvenience when it comes to clothing shopping, big breasts might also bring unwanted attention and affect a person’s self-esteem. Here’s some good news: the expert team of board-certified plastic surgeons at The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, can help.

What Is A Breast Reduction?

Also called a mammaplasty, a breast reduction is a surgery that will dramatically improve the quality of your life by removing unwanted breast and fatty tissue and excess skin. The result is lighter, smaller breasts. During a mammaplasty, the remaining tissue will be adjusted and repositioned so that the breasts look attractive and natural. Some patients also pursue mammaplasty to correct asymmetrical or misshapen breasts.

First, A Consultation

To ensure that a breast reduction is right for you, a one-on-one consultation with one of our hand-picked board-certified plastic surgeons is necessary. During the consultation, the physician will listen attentively as you describe your reasons for pursuing a mammaplasty and your body goals. Next, a detailed overview of your medical history and a physical examination will take place. After gathering as much detail as possible, a tailored surgical plan is developed to help you achieve a life without constant aches and pains.

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What Happens During The Surgery?

Mammaplasties are performed under general anesthesia and last a few hours, with exact procedure times determined by the scope of correction needed. There are a variety of incision styles that your surgeon will select from based on your body type and the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. This will be discussed with you prior to entering the surgical theater.

After the incision is made, your surgeon will carefully excise excess fat, breast tissue, and skin from each breast, making sure the two are proportional and evenly balanced. The surgeon will then recontour the remaining tissue and reposition the nipples so they sit higher on the breasts. Finally, the incisions are closed with finely sewn sutures to minimize scarring.

What Is Recovery Like?

Healing from a mammaplasty requires time dedicated to rest and relaxation. Most patients request two to four weeks off work and normal activities to heal properly. The amount of time you need will be decided by your surgeon, who will make a decision based on your age, health, lifestyle, and intensity of the surgery.

Patients are monitored directly following the surgery, and when given permission by the surgeon, are accompanied home by a friend or loved one. Patients must wear a specialized support garment and avoid vigorous or exertive activity for at least a week after the procedure. Prescription medication is typically used for pain management. At week two, slow walking or light desk work can resume, with approval from the surgeon. From there, your surgeon will determine when you can resume normal activities.

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Will I have Scars?

With any surgical procedure, scars are unavoidable. However, the seasoned surgeons at The Spiegel Center have the experience and technical know-how to make incisions as unnoticeable as possible. Various scar management treatment options are available that can fade the appearance of scars significantly, making them virtually undetectable to all but a trained eye. To reduce the presence of scarring, it is vital to follow your surgeon’s recovery plan and attend all follow-up visits so your surgeon can monitor healing.

At The Spiegel Center, Expect Excellence

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel hand-picked every surgeon at The Spiegel Center, choosing only the physicians with the highest credentials and track records of impressive surgical results. Our team is friendly, welcoming, and dedicated to helping you make your dreams come true. To schedule a consultation about breast reduction, contact The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, today.

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