Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Why undergo breast reduction?
The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
What problems can breast reduction address?
Breast reduction in Miami can resolve problems such as:
- Feeling that your breasts are too large
- Breasts limiting your physical activity
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Indentations from bra straps
- Skin irritation beneath the breasts
- Low-hanging breasts with stretched skin
- Nipples resting below the breast crease
- Enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin
What are the risks of breast reduction?
The risks of breast reduction vary from patient to patient, and all surgery involves some inherent risks. Dr. Zaydon can review some of the most common concerns for breast reduction surgery at your consultation appointment, once the two of you have had a chance to discuss your individual health history.
What happens after breast reduction in Miami?
You will likely experience some swelling and bruising of your breasts. Medication will help with the discomfort after surgery. In addition, it will be important to maintain good wound care to help your incisions to heal well. You should expect to have lifting and physical activity restrictions for 4-6 weeks.
You should plan for a week of downtime prior to returning to work. Dr. Zaydon will discuss your specific post-operative instructions at your pre-op appointment and again at your follow-up appointment the day after your surgery. Patients usually wear a special surgical bra for a few weeks following the procedure.