Mommy Makeover Breast Reduction Mammoplasty is a reconstructive surgical procedure to reduce the size of very large breasts. Women with very large breasts are often plagued with back and neck pain, skin irritation and bra strap grooving. Exercising can be uncomfortable. Breast reduction surgery is often done to relieve physical discomfort rather than for cosmetic reasons. Surgery isn’t performed in younger women until the breasts are fully developed (usually by age 18) and the patient is mature enough to understand the procedure and expectations. Breast reduction surgery may interfere with future plans to breast feed.
You’ve heard it before. Those rude derogatory remarks made by men towards women with large oversized breasts. Belittling and crude remarks can hurt your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
Women with very large breasts are also plagued with neck and back pain, skin irritation and bra strap grooving of the shoulders. Exercising can be uncomfortable or nearly impossible. Breast reduction surgery is often done to relieve physical discomfort rather than for cosmetic reasons. Surgery isn’t performed on younger women until the breasts are fully developed (usually by age 18) and the patient is mature enough to understand the procedure and expectations of the Surgery. Breast reduction surgery may interfere with future plans to breast feed.
Your cosmetic surgeon will measure and mark your breasts prior to your breast reconstruction surgery. Horizontal and vertical incisions are made to follow the natural contours of the breast. Excess skin, glandular tissue and fat are removed. The nipple and areola are moved, without removing them, to a new and higher position. The skin above the nipple is brought down to shape the new contour of the breast. If the breasts are extremely large, the nipple may be detached and moved into a higher position, but this is very rare. Numbness in the nipples and breast skin may be permanent in some patients.
You will experience pain for a few days after surgery. You should plan to take it easy for a couple of weeks and avoid lifting anything heavy for a month. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. A good support bra should be worn at all times while your incisions heal.
It may take a while for you to adjust to your new shape. But, with the new figure comes a renewed self-confidence and increased self-esteem. Gone are the physical and emotional discomforts of large breasts. Your body will be bettered proportioned and your clothes will fit better.