Benefits of Breast Reduction Questions and Answers
Are your breasts causing you back pain or are you thinking of a reduction to match your body frame? Regardless of your decision, contact Victoria Plastic Surgery Center, our plastic surgeon Dr. Suh works with each client to make your dreams become reality. Request an appointment online with Victoria Plastic Surgery Center today or call us for more information. We serve patients from Fairfax VA, Alexandria VA, Washington VA, Reston VA, Annandale VA, Manassas VA and Gainesville VA.
The specific techniques for breast reduction procedures depend on your physical condition, breast composition, as well as how much of your breasts you want reduced, your personal preferences and sound medical advice. Victoria Plastic Surgery Center Provides Breast Reduction Procedures, call us today to book a consultation.
We will contact you within 48 hours to schedule and confirm your consultative appointment. We are open Monday through Friday.
How long does it take for someone to recover from a breast reduction?
Breast reduction recovery differs depending on the type of procedure performed and from patient to patient. Depending on the technique chosen for your specific breast reduction, your timing to return to normal activities may differ.
Most patients will need to have some help around the house for up to two weeks, before you are able to begin to do light activities such as heavy lifting or exercise. Some patients return to normal daily activities within three to seven days after their surgery, while others can expect to be fully recovered and back to their normal activities after eight to twelve weeks post-surgery.
Can a breast reduction help you lose weight?
Large breasted women tend to wear looser fitting clothing so as not to pull across their chest and make their breasts look larger. This looser clothing can in fact make you look heavier than your actual weight. With a breast reduction, the size of your breasts becomes more in line with your body size and therefore giving the illusion of weight loss.
In addition to any weight lost from the actual breast reduction surgery, many patients report that losing weight is much easier after breast reduction surgery. With a reduced breast size, and less strain on their backs, many patients find that exercise becomes easier and much more enjoyable. This ease of exercise allows patients to maintain their weight after surgery, and many have lost 10 – 20 pounds from the increased ability to exercise.
What are the actual symptoms of needing a breast reduction?
Each person’s reasons for needing a breast reduction are different. Whether it is physically required due to symptoms of pain or emotionally required due to symptoms of self-esteem, it is recommended that you speak with a professional to see if breast reduction surgery is right for you.
- Chronic back, neck, and or shoulder pain that requires pain medication.
- Deep shoulder grooves or marks from bra straps.
- Nerve pain.
- Poor self-image due to large breasts.
- Chronic skin irritation underneath the breasts.
- Restricted activity due to large breasts, such as exercise.
- Difficulty fitting into bras and clothing.
- Poor posture from the weight of large breasts.
- Difficulty sleeping due to large breasts.
- Breasts that are noticeably unequal in size.
- Breasts that noticeably droop as a result of excess weight.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact Victoria Plastic Surgery Center. Our plastic surgeon Dr. Suh works with each client to discuss the best options to reduce your pain and increase your ability to sleep, feel comfortable in your clothes and regain your self-confidence.
I’m interested in a breast reduction, who can I talk to about this?
Many people have thought about having breast reduction surgery for a long time, but never ask for more information because they are not ready emotionally, or financially.
If you’re thinking about having breast reduction, or simply want more information to help you decide on the best options for you – you want to speak with a highly qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Suh at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center.
Dr. Suh can help you decide if you would benefit from a breast reduction, not only to reduce your breast size but also to create better body proportions.
What should I consider before going to see a plastic surgeon about a breast reduction?
Although you can have breast reduction surgery at any age, as early as a teenager, if your breasts haven’t yet fully developed, you may need a second surgery later on in life. You will need to decide if this timing is right for you, or should you wait.
You may also want to postpone breast reduction surgery if you haven’t started a family, or you have plans for more children. Breastfeeding may be challenging after breast reduction surgery.
If you are in the process of losing weight through a diet and exercise program, you may consider delaying a consultation until you have reached your goals, as weight loss often affects breast size.
Victoria Plastic Surgery Center provides Breast Reduction Procedures, so contact us today, we are here to provide a consultation and work with you during the procedure.