Neck and back pain, bra strap indentations on the shoulders, and general discomfort are an unfortunate reality for women with exceptionally large, heavy breasts. Such breasts can make a woman self-conscious and embarrassed as well as physically uncomfortable. Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure during which the breasts are made smaller, lighter, and more proportionate to the body.

First, an incision is made around the areola, the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple, and below the natural curve of the breast. Next, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened around the newly contoured breast. The procedure may take up to three hours and is performed under anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Although there will likely be swelling, temporary bruising, and some pain, these side effects diminish as the breasts heal.

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To learn more about breast reduction, please contact our practice today.


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