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Breast Reduction: What to Expect

Women choose to undergo a breast reduction generally for one of two reasons – aesthetic goals or medical complications caused by overly large breasts.

Each year, over 100,000 American women opt to make their breasts smaller. Approximately 40,000 of these procedures are aesthetic in nature, and the remaining 60,000+ stem from medical issues such as back pain, shoulder pain, poor posture, and inhibiting lifestyle.

Choosing breast reduction is a powerful decision that helps patients take control of their own comfort and lives. As it is one of the procedures experiencing the most rapid growth in popularity, more and more women are benefitting from breast reduction surgery.

However, along with this rise in popularity inevitably comes plenty of misinformation regarding the procedure.

Here, expert plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Farber aims to dispel any myths or uncertainty you may have surrounding breast reduction surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

Deciding to Undergo Breast Reduction Surgery

Committing to taking charge of your comfort, health, and appearance is a courageous life decision.

The first question you need to ask yourself is, “why do I want to make my breasts smaller,” as this will heavily impact the degree to which you wish to reduce your cup size.

For the majority of women seeking breast reduction surgery, medical complications are the motivating factor.

Overly large breasts relative to a woman’s physical frame can cause many complications, such as shoulder pain, poor posture, back pain, or preventing them from participating in activities they enjoy.

Knowing the margin by which you should reduce your breast size will depend on meeting a balance between your desired aesthetic and achieving the results which will alleviate your physical and medical complications.

This is where the expert advice of a nationally-recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Farber is essential. The best way to know how to best approach your breast reduction surgery is to seek a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Farber and explain your problems.

Consultation, Surgery, and Recovery

During your consultation, you can expect an in-depth conversation about your lifestyle, problems and goals with Dr Farber. Learning as much as possible about your intentions for breast reduction surgery is crucial to Dr Farber’s process, as the more he knows, the better he can advise you.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and involves making incisions underneath the breasts through which to remove tissue and reshape the remaining muscle, skin and fat cells.

Besides choosing breast reduction, one of the most critical stages for patients during the process is managing their recovery.

The newly shaped breasts will be held in position using sutures, and the tissue will take up to eight weeks to properly heal. As such, for the best and most satisfying results, patients must closely follow Dr. Farber’s instructions, including getting plenty of rest, plenty of water, and eating a healthy, balanced diet to maximize their body’s healing potential.

We at Farber Plastic Surgery commend you for deciding to improve the quality of your life with breast reduction. Get the ball rolling now by calling Dr. Farber at 561 503 2700 or filling in this online form to arrange your initial consultation.