What is the Purpose of a Breast Reduction
Women list various reasons for wanting a breast reduction. For example, those who have large breasts, known as macromastia, suffer many physical symptoms, most commonly: back, shoulder, and neck pain, headaches and shoulder grooving.
Another complaint cited by women is limited clothing options. Many women find it challenging to buy clothing that best suits their shapes due to large breasts most commonly suit jackets or tops not matching pants or skirt sizes in common sets. Reduced breasts can also prove to be a real confidence booster especially in younger women who are self conscious of their appearance in social settings.
Breast reduction surgery is also a practical option for women who experience poor exercise tolerance due to having large breasts. Specific workouts, such as jogging and running, can be quite painful in those cases.
Dr. Stile performs breast reductions for women whose quality of life is limited by these and other reasons for wishing to have smaller and firmer breasts.
Breast Reduction Recovery Timeline
A reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that requires some downtime, and a recovery timeline must be followed to achieve optimal results.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons gives a detailed guide on the recovery process for cosmetic breast reduction surgery. The following is a brief synopsis of the recovery timeline:
Once the breast reduction surgery is complete, a surgical support bra must get worn to minimize swelling. Dr. Stile will provide full instructions on how to care for the breasts, including taking any medications to aid the healing process.
It’s not uncommon for women to go down one to three cup sizes once they’ve had breast reduction surgery.