BREAST REDUCTION AND LIFTING
Women with large breasts often must put up with persistent pain and discomfort as well as discomfort with their appearance. Some women complain of neck strain, headaches, aching shoulders, low back pain, chronic infections under the breast fold, and other problems associated with large breasts.
Whether you wish to alleviate those symptoms or reshape your breasts to make them more pleasing to you, breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, can help. In fact, breast reduction surgery has one of the highest rates of satisfaction of all cosmetic surgery procedures. Many times, health insurance will cover this procedure if you meet certain criteria.
The procedure, which takes 3-4 hours, removes breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to create a breast size that is proportionate to your body, alleviating the symptoms that cause pain and discomfort. This is procedure generally requires an overnight stay. It is likely that you will be given general anesthesia to put you to sleep during the procedure.
Because it is a major procedure, you can expect recovery to take some time. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication for the days immediately following the procedure. Swelling and minor bruising are normal, and this will generally subside in a few weeks. For a day or two after the surgery, you will wear a special surgical bra or elastic bandage. You will probably need to continue wearing the bra or bandage or another type of support bra for several weeks.