Here are some of the advantages of a breast reduction:
- Reduce the overall size of the breasts
- Lighten and lift the breasts
- Alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain due to the weight of breasts
- Create beautiful breasts more proportionate to your body size
- Reduce skin irritation
- Restore a firm, rounded appearance
What to Expect from a Breast Reduction
During your breast reduction consultation, your Athenix physician will evaluate your breasts and discuss any questions or concerns. Your situation is unique, and our surgical team will use the most effective method to lift and reduce the size of your breasts. We will ensure you understand what to expect in the final result and appearance of your breasts.
We recognize that each of our patients are unique individuals with specific wishes about breast size and shape. Some women want a minor reduction, while others want to significantly reduce the size of the bust. To achieve the desired result, we take measurements and photos. Part of the process includes a comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and your health history. As any surgery includes some level of risk, at Athenix, we focus on patient safety and achieving beautiful results. These concerns guide each decision made for our patients, including the surgical techniques and technologies we will employ in your breast reduction surgery.
Are You a Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
If you struggle with the size and weight of overlarge breasts, you may be a candidate for reduction surgery. Breast size is determined by genetic factors, and even with the healthiest diet and a commitment to exercise, the breast tissue is not reduced. If you have trouble with heavy breasts, uncomfortable, painful bra straps that cut into and dent your shoulders, ongoing back pain, and have difficulty finding clothing that fits, you are probably a candidate for this surgery. Our patients tell us that they experience great relief, as well as increased self-esteem after breast reduction surgery. Not only are the breasts reduced in size, they are lifted and shaped, leaving them rounded and full, without the droop and sag.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction
Some of the most annoying issues associated with overlarge, heavy breasts include the following:
- Sleep problems
- Posture issues
- Rashes or infections in breast crease area
- Limits in ability to engage in sports or other physical activities
- Difficult to find bras and clothing that fits
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Unwanted attention
Imagine your life free from these problems! You can now shop for standard clothing sizes, and wear outfits that were out of the question prior to your breast reduction surgery. Your breasts will not only be reduced in size, but the position of your nipples will be addressed so that your breasts have that rounded, perky, youthful look, rather than the droopy, saggy appearance that you felt you needed to keep under wraps. Bathing suits, low-cut tops and dresses, and lingerie will fit and look beautiful. Your body profile will be balanced, significantly changing your overall appearance.
After Breast Reduction Surgery
Our surgery team and medical staff will carefully monitor your recovery. Initially, you will be required to avoid heavy lifting, and resting is important in the healing process. At first, your breasts will be swollen, but will reduce in size as the healing progresses. Any pain can be easily managed with prescription pain medication. During the initial stages of healing, you will need to keep your physical activities to a minimum, and avoid lifting. Typically, patients are fully recovered after about eight weeks after surgery, but everyone heals at a different rate. Once the healing process is complete, you can begin to enjoy your new breasts. Our patients tell us that their quality of life, and overall feelings of self-confidence and wellbeing were greatly enhanced.