What to Expect From Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure done to make a woman’s breasts more proportionate to her size and build. Overly large breasts can not only make a woman feel self-conscious, they can also actually cause back or shoulder pain.

What Does Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?

In breast reduction surgery, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and glandular tissue and sculpt the remainder into a natural-looking form. They will also reposition the nipples and areolas. The surgeon will carefully choose the tissue to be removed to ensure the remaining breasts are symmetrical and look natural.

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure, and the patient will be given anesthetic. The surgeon will usually make an opening that encircles the areola and goes down the breast to the crease.

What is the Recovery Like?

Recovery from breast reduction surgery is fairly quick. The patient may return to work or school after a few days, and they may resume exercising seven to ten days after the procedure. Most patients will not need drains, and the doctor will remove the stitches around the tenth day.

Do Men Ever Get Breast Reduction Surgery?

Yes. Some boys and men develop a common condition called gynecomastia that causes them to develop overly large breasts that look like those of a woman. In a majority of cases, the outsized breasts are mostly fat, and the patient will simply need liposuction. In other cases, the patient will also have excess glandular tissue and skin, and they will need full-blown breast reduction surgery. The surgeon will reshape the remaining breasts to give them a more masculine appearance.

Get In Touch with Us for More Information

To learn more about the benefits of breast reduction, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Murphy Plastic Surgery. At our convenient location in Englewood near Denver, CO, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!

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