Women who have excessively large breasts may experience significant discomfort and difficulty participating in desired activities. A breast reduction can provide lasting relief, eliminating back pain and improving physical mobility. Dr. Gary F. Horn is a plastic surgeon who is respected worldwide and treats patients in Paris, London, and Brussels. His expertise can relieve your neck and shoulder pain and eliminate restrictions on activity due to overly large breasts.
The Benefits of Surgery
photo of woman in pink bikini in poolDiet and exercise cannot always address the size of breasts. Surgery can remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the size of breasts and create a more proportionate silhouette. When completed, the procedure can result in breasts that are not only smaller, but perkier and aesthetically shaped to enhance your figure.
In addition, the pain in your neck, back, and shoulders, resulting from the excess weight of your breasts, will be relieved. Bras and swimsuits can fit better and shoulder strap grooves will vanish. Sleeping difficulties may be eased and the risk of rashes and infections in the folds beneath the breasts will be reduced. You will also achieve the freedom and confidence to participate in a wider range of physical activities, such as exercise.
Who is a Good Candidate?
You may be considering a breast reduction if you are unhappy with the appearance of large breasts and distressed with the resulting side effects, such as limited physical activity, pain, grooves from bra straps, and skin irritation. To qualify for any breast surgery you should be in good physical health and not smoke. Smoking can interfere with healing, lengthening your treatment timeline and increasing risk of infection.
Your first step toward your breast reduction will be a complete consultation with Dr. Horn, where you can discuss your expectations and treatment goals. Dr. Horn will evaluate your health, including any pre-existing conditions. He will examine all aspects of your breasts and take exact measurements to design your surgery procedure. The amount of excess tissue Dr. Horn is able to remove will depend on the size of your current breasts. He can outline your incision options, show you what type of results he can achieve, and design a treatment plan to fit your unique needs.
What to Expect
Multiple surgical techniques are available for breast reduction. Once anesthesia is administered, Dr. Horn will make the necessary incisions to remove and reposition excess fat, and tissue. These incisions can be placed around the areola, down the front of the breast, and underneath the breast. In some cases, liposuction may be utilized to remove excess fat. Dr. Horn will then reposition the remaining breast tissue to achieve the most aesthetic appearance. He may also shift the position and size of the nipples to provide a more pleasing appearance.
Do not let excessively large breasts hold you back. Surgically reducing your breast size can lower your risk of back pain and health issues in your future.
The surgery generally takes two to three hours. Once complete, your breasts will be bandaged and you will be provided with the appropriate garments to aid in your comfort and recovery. Draining tubes may be inserted to help assist with fluid build-up. If so, these will typically be removed within a few days of surgery. You should expect about ten days of downtime before returning to limited activities. Most patients are able to return to full activity within six to eight weeks. While swelling can take six months to a year to completely subside, you can enjoy the benefits that your perkier, smaller breasts afford you.
Increase Your Comfort
Do not let excessively large breasts hold you back. Surgically reducing your breast size can lower your risk of back pain and health issues in your future. If you are interested in undergoing breast reduction surgery, but have questions about procedure, contact Dr. Horn’s team online or at 00447970618549.