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Reduce Oversized Breasts & Restore Proportions

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to decrease the size of disproportionately large breasts. Women with excessively large breasts often experience physical discomfort, such as chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as skin irritation and difficulty finding properly fitting clothing. Beyond physical discomfort, the emotional toll of feeling self-conscious or restricted in daily activities due to breast size can significantly impact quality of life.

During the procedure, excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed to achieve a more proportionate breast size. Dr. Snider reshapes the breast mound and repositions the nipple-areolar complex to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. By reducing the weight and volume of the breasts, breast reduction alleviates physical discomfort, improves posture, and enhances self-esteem, allowing you to engage more comfortably in various activities and enjoy an improved overall quality of life.

Breast Reduction Treats:

  • Overly large breasts that cause self-consciousness or discomfort
  • Asymmetric breasts where one breast is larger than the other
  • Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of large breasts
  • Skin irritation and rashes beneath the breasts
  • Difficulty finding properly fitting clothing and bras
  • Limitations in physical activities and exercise due to breast size
  • Emotional distress and self-consciousness associated with disproportionately large breasts
  • Posture problems and skeletal issues resulting from the burden of heavy breasts
  • Difficulty sleeping comfortably due to breast size
  • Interference with daily activities and tasks, such as bending or lifting

Breast Reduction: The Recovery Process

After breast reduction surgery, you’ll be closely monitored in the recovery room before being discharged with detailed post-operative instructions. Expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort initially, which will be managed with prescribed pain medications. You’ll need to wear a surgical bra to support the breasts during the healing process. During the first week, limit physical activity and avoid lifting heavy objects.

Dr. Snider will schedule follow-ups to monitor your progress and remove any stitches. The swelling gradually subsides over several weeks, and you can return to normal activities within 4-6 weeks. However, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting may be restricted for a few months. Complete recovery typically takes around six months, during which scars gradually fade.

Advantages of Breast Reduction:

  • Alleviates chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Improves posture by reducing the weight of the breasts
  • Enhances physical mobility and ability to engage in exercise and activities
  • Reduces skin irritation and rashes beneath the breasts
  • Enhances self-confidence and body image
  • Improves quality of sleep by reducing discomfort while lying down
  • Minimizes emotional distress associated with disproportionately large breasts
  • Reduces the risk of skeletal issues and posture-related complications

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Breast Reduction FAQs

Is breast reduction surgery painful?

Breast reduction surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, so there’s no pain during surgery. However, you can expect some discomfort, pain, and swelling after surgery, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications.

Will I lose sensation in my breasts after surgery?

It’s common to experience sensation changes after breast reduction. Some women may experience increased or decreased sensation, but these changes improve over time.

How long do the results of breast reduction last?

The results are long-lasting or permanent, but factors like weight fluctuations and aging can affect breast shape over time.

When can I resume normal activities after surgery?

Recovery times vary, but most patients can return to non-strenuous activities within a few weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting may be restricted for a few months.

Will breast reduction surgery affect my ability to breastfeed?

Breast reduction surgery can affect milk production and breastfeeding ability, although some women are still able to breastfeed successfully. Please discuss your breastfeeding goals with Dr. Snider before the procedure.

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