Reducing the Burden
Overly large breasts can be akin to a ball and chain for a woman. They can lead to back pain and nerve damage. They can cause chaffing, poor posture, even breathing problems. And they can be the root of issues with self-esteem and self-consciousness, to the point where it can make a woman shun social interaction.
Breast reduction is the answer. Breast reduction with Dr. Aydin removes fat, glandular tissue, and excess skin from the breasts, making them more proportional to the rest of the woman’s body, and most important, more comfortable. A breast reduction can help a woman regain her confidence, giving her a contour she can be proud of instead of one she constantly tries to hide.
Is a breast reduction right for me?
Large breasts can cause a number of physical and psychological problems for a woman. Here are some specific symptoms that could point toward the need for breast reduction:
- Neck Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Spinal Problems
- Tingling in the Hands
Having overly large breasts can also keep a woman from participating in sports and certain types of exercise. Plus, self-consciousness can impact many aspects of her professional and social life. If these issues sound like what you are experiencing, a breast reduction with Dr. Aydin could be the answer.
Breast reduction surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and takes from two to four hours. There are two typical incision types.
Traditional incision breast reduction — In this method, Dr. Aydin creates an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, runs down to the breast crease, and follows the breast crease a few inches in each direction. This incision is normally used for women with extremely large breasts.
Vertical Incision breast reduction — The incision here is more like a lollipop, circling the areola and running straight down to the breast crease. This is used for women with moderately large breasts and creates a smaller scar than the traditional method.
In both cases, fat, excess glandular tissue, and skin are removed. The nipples and areolae are often relocated to a higher position, as well.
You will have soreness, swelling, and bruising because breast reduction involves a fair amount of tissue trauma. After two days, your bandages will be removed and replaced by a surgical bra. You’ll have to take it easy for the first one to two weeks, and avoid strenuous activity for probably six weeks. You’ll need to take at least one, and more likely two weeks off of work. Dr. Aydin is often able to maintain nipple sensation and breastfeeding function after breast reduction, but this is not always possible.
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