Learn about all your breast reduction surgery options with plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD and The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.
Exceptionally large breasts can cause many women to feel self-conscious and embarrassed, ultimately affecting their confidence level and overall wellbeing. In addition to lower self-esteem, the disproportionate size and excess weight can cause physical discomfort, pain and medical problems, and hinder the potential for an active and carefree lifestyle.
Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD, the goal of breast reduction is to make the breasts smaller, lighter and firmer. Reduction surgery reduces breast size in proportion to the rest of the body. During this procedure, the size of the areola, which surrounds the nipple, can also be reduced.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, this form of plastic surgery begins with an incision around the areola that extends below the natural curve of the breast. Excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue is removed, and the nipple and areola are repositioned. The remaining skin is tightened to form the new shape of the breast. The entire breast reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes up to three hours to complete. The technique used to reduce your breast size, will be determined during your personal consultation with Dr. Jon. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to share your individual preferences and desired results.
Although you will likely experience swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort after breast reduction, these symptoms should subside as your breasts heal. Benefits of the surgery can include the following:
- Improved posture
- Higher self-esteem
- Relaxation of stretched skin
- Ability to sleep and breathe easier
- Diminished shoulder pressure from bra straps
- Rejuvenation and lifting of breasts and nipples
- Relief from chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Breasts more proportionate to the rest of your body
- Alleviation of skin irritation or rash under the breasts
- Reduction in the size of areolas when enlarged from stretched skin
- Increased ability to exercise and participate in physical activities
You can have breast reduction surgery at any age. However, it is generally advisable to wait until you are at least 20 years old, at which time your breasts are more likely to be fully developed. In some cases, surgery is performed in teens who suffer significant emotional and psychological effects from having large breasts.
Breast reduction surgery can help give you a new lease on life! For more information, contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.