Breast Reduction Boston

A breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that can be performed for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Many women are unhappy with the large size of their breasts, since it can throw off the balance of one’s figure, draw unwanted attention, and make it difficult to find clothing items that fit properly. Also, exercise can be painful and difficult due to the mass of the breasts.

Women with oversized breasts may experience muscle pain, joint pain, and a range of other complications that negatively impact their overall quality of life. The only way to address these issues is by surgically removing excess tissues and reshaping the remaining tissues to create smaller and shapelier breasts.

At The Spiegel Center, our goal is to provide you with breast-reduction results that help to alleviate any physical issues your large breasts have been causing. Your new breasts will better suit the natural frame of your body so that your overall appearance is improved.

The Issues Caused by Large Breasts

In cases where the breasts are too large for the person’s natural figure, several issues can occur. The weight of the large breasts can place a lot of strain on the body, especially the joints and muscles that bear the brunt of the weight of the breasts. This includes areas like the:

  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Lower back
  • Chest

Other issues caused by disproportionately large breasts include breathing issues (it can be hard to lift the chest with the mass of breast tissue on it), difficulty performing normal tasks like bending over, pain or discomfort while exercising or running, posture problems, and rashes or skin irritations that form underneath the breasts.

There are also aesthetic and social reasons why some may be unhappy with large breasts, including unwanted attention and increased difficulty finding bras, swimsuits, dresses, and tops that fit well.

Whatever the reasons, the most effective way to address all of these issues is through breast-reduction surgery.

How a Breast Reduction Is Accomplished

A breast reduction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes around two to four hours to complete.

There are multiple techniques that can be used to accomplish a breast reduction. The ones used for your procedure will be chosen during your consultation based on the information gathered and your desired results.

A donut incision may be made in two concentric circles around the areola; this removes the smallest amount of tissue and is ideal for a minimal amount of reduction.

A lollipop incision can be made around the areola and then vertically down to the breast crease. It removes a moderate amount of tissue.

In situations where there is a large amount of excess tissue to be removed, the inverted-T (or anchor) incision can be employed. This involves a circle around the areola, a vertical incision down to the breast crease, and then a curving horizontal incision across the crease.

Once the chosen incisions are made, excess glandular tissue is excised. Liposuction may be used to get rid of excess fat, and excess skin tailored to look good. The remaining breast tissue is lifted higher on the chest and carefully reshaped to have a rounder and perkier appearance that better suits the proportions of the body. The incisions are then sutured shut and bandaged.

Breast-Reduction Recovery

Swelling, soreness, and bruising are to be expected and will clear up over the coming days. Swelling and discomfort can be managed with medication. You will be provided with a list of post-operative instructions to help with the recovery process.

A supportive surgical bra will need to be worn for a week or more. It will take around two weeks before you are able to resume a majority of your normal physical activities, including returning to work. Strenuous activities such as exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for four to six weeks, or longer based upon your doctor’s advice.

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If you are interested in getting a breast reduction, contact The Spiegel Center today to schedule a consultation. Our amazing team can provide you with the care and results you are looking for.