Breast reduction is probably the procedure with the highest patient satisfaction. The immediate feeling of lighter breasts is life changing. In fact, most women tell us, “I can’t believe I waited so long to have this done.” Dr. Troy Pittman has performed over 1,000 breast-reduction surgeries for women who are looking for lighter, perkier breasts.

Many women feel awkward about their oversized breasts. Breasts that are disproportionately large in relation to a woman’s body type can cause a number of physical, social, and emotional issues.

Women who are experiencing physical discomfort like back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts, or bad posture as a result of oversized breasts can greatly benefit from breast-reduction surgery.

Finding properly fitting clothing and taking part in physical activities like sports and exercise can be a problem for women with oversized breasts, and breast reduction is an effective solution. People who experience social embarrassment and awkwardness can also benefit from this procedure.

Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is not just for women who experience low-hanging or drooping breasts as a result of childbirth or the aging process. Women in a wide range of ages may require this procedure.

As we grow older, our bodies change. Large breasts do not always develop right at puberty and might take some time to develop fully. Any stage of life where your breast size interferes with your daily activities or your self-image is the right stage of life to consider breast reduction.

Breast reduction not only helps patients with physical, social, and emotional problems, it is also known to reduce the chances of cancer to some extent.

The Surgery: What to Expect

Breast-reduction surgery is a straightforward and simple process. Contrary to popular belief, it is not intense or time consuming. It generally takes up to three hours and is conducted under general anesthesia.

Breast reduction includes lifting the breasts as well as removing tissues. As a result, your breasts will look smaller, firmer, and perkier after the procedure. The breast lift is done to make sure that reducing the amount of breast tissue does not create an unnatural appearance.

After the procedure is complete, patients will need to undergo a recovery period. They will need to wear a supportive post-surgical bra in order to ensure that the tissues heal properly. They can go back to less strenuous activities within only a week and can return to more physically taxing activities within four to six weeks.

Set Up Your Informative Consultation

Your post-surgical goals and your complete medical history will be discussed before the operation as part of your breast-reduction consultation.

This consultation will involve a physical examination, and you will also need to discuss any allergies you may have. You may need to see your primary care doctor for surgical clearance and/or undergo a screening mammogram prior to surgery.

If you’ve been unhappy with the size of your breasts and the negative effects they’ve been having, your next step will be scheduling a helpful consultation. Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Troy Pittman, a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.