Some women feel that their breasts are too large for the frame of their body. This can cause an array of discomforts, including neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as low self-esteem and self-consciousness. Thankfully, Breast Reduction surgery in Boston may be able to help.

What is a Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction surgery is done to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape them so that they are more proportionate the rest of the body. This surgery can also help to alleviate the physical and emotional discomforts that excessively large breasts can cause.  Male Breast Reduction in Boston may also be an option for male patients looking to enhance appearance.

How is Breast Reduction surgery done?

During Breast Reduction surgery, excess breast skin and tissue will be removed by Dr. Narasimhan to create the desired breast size. The remaining skin with then be reshaped to produce a more youthful breast contour. Any incisions are then closed with sutures, and bandages will be applied.

What are my incision options?

There are multiple incision options for Breast Reduction surgery. Which incision technique is used is based on each individual Breast Reduction case. Some commonly used incision patterns include the periareolar incision, the lollipop incision, and the anchor incision.

The periareolar incision is made around the areolar border. The lollipop incision is made around the areolar border and vertically down to the breast crease. The anchor incision is made around the areolar border, vertically down to the breast fold, and then horizontally along the fold.

Liposuction may also be used during Breast Reduction surgery for patients with fatty breasts. Liposuction requires micro incisions to be made for the cannula to enter the breast.

Who is a good candidate for Breast Reduction surgery?

Healthy women with excessively large breasts are good candidates for this surgery. Also, those want to reduce backaches, neck aches, or skin irritation, difficulty breathing, poor posture, or difficulty finding clothes that fit due to large breasts could benefit from Breast Reduction Surgery. As always, a consultation with Dr. Narasimhan can help determine if this breast surgery procedure in Boston can benefit you.

What should I expect during recovery from Breast Reduction surgery?

Recovery from Breast Reduction surgery takes about two weeks. Patients will need to wear a supportive surgical bra to minimize swelling and ensure the breasts heal properly. It is important that you follow the recovery instructions given to you by Boston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Narasimhan to guarantee a safe recovery period.

If you are interested in Breast Reduction surgery for excessively large breasts, visit our blog page or contact us today at (978) 369-1579. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.