Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 2-3 hours
- General Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 3 to 5 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
WHY BREAST REDUCTION?
Breast reduction is not as common in Asia, but it is actually one of the most frequently performed breast surgeries in the United States. Most ladies who seek breast reduction not only have a breast size that they dislike, they also present with symptoms of shoulder pain, neck pain, and rash underneath large pendulous breasts. Many studies and my personal experiences have shown that breast reduction procedure really is the most effective method in relieving these symptoms comparing to conservative treatments like physical therapy and customized bras.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Breast reduction surgeries often use principles from breast lift (mastopexy) procedures. The incisions are similar to those seen in breast lifts but with an additional goal of taking out a planned amount of breast tissue to reduce the overall weight. Breast reduction also lifts the position of the nipple and has the same lifting effect as in a breast lift procedure plus weight and size reduction. The enlarged nipple and areola can also be reduced at the same time.
Degree of Breast Drop
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