Everyone thinks that large breasts will make them the envy of all others. You know otherwise by experience. You have dealt with a well-endowed figure for years and know about the drawbacks. Your breasts are out of proportion with the rest of your figure, giving you an unbalanced appearance. It makes it more difficult to find clothes that fit you well.
The matter of greatest concern with your breasts is the pain that results from that excess weight that you carry every day. Large breasts can cause your body to sag forward, placing stress on your back, neck, and shoulders. You may find yourself the victim of migraines on a regular basis. All of these problems are connected with the size of your breasts. You can do something about it. A breast reduction can help to balance your body, improve self-esteem, and relieve pain.
What Happens During a Breast Reduction?
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Thomas Jeneby will discuss a recommended size for your breasts and make sure that you are in agreement. You can expect an outpatient procedure and should have someone to take care of the driving that day. General anesthesia is the most common form of anesthesia for a breast reduction. Doctor Jeneby will make incisions in key areas in your breasts. At that point, an assessment will be made. If your breast size is due to an excess of fat, liposuction can resolve the problem. Otherwise, a combination of skin, tissue, and fat will be removed. Doctor Jeneby will close the incision, and the procedure is over.
What Will Happen During the Recovery Period?
You will be sent to recovery after your procedure is completed. Your incisions will be dressed with gauze or a bandage. You can expect your breasts to be wrapped in an elastic type of bandaging or a surgical bra. It may be necessary to have small tubes inserted into your breasts for drainage of blood and fluids for a few days after your procedure. Someone should drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours to monitor you.
Breast pain is to be expected, and we can prescribe medicine for relief. You should wear a surgical bra to aid in healing for the week following your procedure. It will offer you more support. Bruising and swelling can be reduced as well. You should not perform any intense exercise or lift anything heavy for a month after your procedure. You should be able to return to work within a couple of weeks. Our team can offer information about any special restrictions during the healing process.
Will Breast Reduction Help You?
If your breasts are too large as compared to the rest of your body and you are feeling the strain, a breast reduction could help you to have a more proportionate figure. Make an appointment at Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas to discuss the procedure, your health history, and learn more about a breast reduction. Reducing the size of your breasts could give you a figure that makes you feel more comfortable. Contact us today to learn more.