Women considering breast reduction typically have physical concerns due to their large and heavy breasts. These can include back pain, neck strain, rashes beneath the breasts, difficulty in fitting into clothing, and receiving unwanted attention due to being large chested. These problems can lead to weight gain and discomfort due to decreased physical activity as a result of the large breasts being in the way.
How do I know if I'm a candidate for a breast reduction?
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston perform breast reduction surgeries every day. The range of patients spans from those wanting just a half cup size less breast volume to those wanting to go down as small as possible. Each surgical procedure is tailored to the desires and wishes of the patient. If you are considering having smaller breasts, you are likely a candidate. Visiting in person with one of our 4 cosmetic surgeons in the northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area will let you know for sure.
What are the scars like after breast reduction surgery?
What is the recovery after a breast reduction?
Exercise should be avoided for at least one week after breast reduction surgery. This is because your breast tissue needs time to heal and settle, and the increased heart rate and blood pressure that come with exercise can cause bleeding. The breast shape will be over-lifted and over-tightened at first. This is done intentionally because the tissues tend to relax in the first couple of months. By 3 months, the breasts and typically soft and the scars maturing nicely. By one year, many scars are nearly imperceptible.
What are the risks associated with a breast reduction?
Breast reduction patients are some of our happiest patients, and this satisfaction is apparent on DAY 1. While there is some mild discomfort after surgery, the relief patients experience from no longer having the heavy breasts pulling on back and neck muscles are immediate.