While society might glamorize the look of big breasts, the truth is that disproportionately large breasts are often embarrassing and painful. Women with large breasts can suffer symptoms like chronic neck and shoulder pain, nerve pain, and poor quality of life.
In addition to chronic pain, a large chest can make it challenging to find bras and clothing that fit well and look good. Some women find large breasts restrict their ability to participate in physical activities, like jogging.
Breast reduction surgery, an extremely popular cosmetic procedure, is an option for women living with disproportionately large breasts. More than 95% of breast reduction patients are satisfied with their results.
If you’re bothered by large breasts, surgery can significantly improve your quality of life. At Anthony N. Dardano, DO, in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Dardano and our team are experts in breast reduction for women of all ages. Make an appointment by phone or online for a consultation to see what surgery could do for you.
Read on to find out more about why breast reduction surgery is so successful at restoring the quality of life.
The benefits of breast reduction
The goal of breast reduction is to give you breasts that are proportionate to your body. Dr. Dardano reshapes breasts by removing excess tissue, fat, and skin. The results are smaller, natural-looking breasts that don’t get in the way of your daily life.
Most breast reduction surgeries reduce the size of each breast by 1-2 cup sizes, but every patient is unique. Surgery is personalized for your body and your goals to give you the best possible outcome.
Smaller breasts can eliminate chronic pain caused by large breasts. Women who suffer back, neck, or shoulder pain from heavy breasts often find their pain is gone following breast reduction surgery.
In addition to a smaller cup size, breast reduction typically includes a breast lift procedure. Lifted tissue and higher nipple placement give breasts a more youthful appearance as a side effect of breast reduction surgery.
Another top benefit of breast reduction surgery is increased self-esteem and confidence. Undergoing breast reduction surgery makes it easier to find bras and clothes that fit and to participate in physical activities that caused pain and discomfort before surgery.
In general, breast reduction surgery is an option for women of all ages, including teens. If your large breasts cause emotional distress and physical pain, it’s time to learn more about getting breast reduction surgery.
What to expect with breast reduction surgery
Dr. Dardano provides comprehensive consultations to patients interested in breast reduction surgery. He talks with you about the physical and emotional toll large breasts have taken on you, as well as your medical history and goals for surgery.
If breast reduction surgery is a good option for you, Dr. Dardano may perform a breast exam and mammogram before surgery. He takes pictures and measurements of your breasts to develop your treatment plan.
You may not be a good candidate for breast reduction if you smoke cigarettes, are obese, or you have diabetes or heart problems. If you’re planning to get pregnant or breastfeed, Dr. Dardano may recommend postponing surgery until your family is complete, as breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding challenging.
Dr. Dardano and our team give you instructions to follow before surgery and during recovery. In general, most breast reduction surgeries take three hours from start to finish. Some patients go home the same day, while others spend a night in the hospital following surgery.
You can return to normal activities a few days after your surgery, and full recovery from breast reduction surgery can take about a month. As your breasts heal, you’ll notice lessened chronic pain and improved quality of life.
Find out if breast reduction surgery could be a good option for you. Request your consultation online or call (561) 202-1248 today.