Large breasts can affect almost every aspect of your life, from what you wear to how others respond to you. If you have these problems, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. This life-changing surgery can release you from the burden of overly large breasts.
What is Breast Reduction?
Large breasts can become an issue for girls during puberty and continuing into adulthood. Breast reduction removes excess volume to make the breasts smaller and give them an attractive shape. A reduction can make many aspects of life easier and more comfortable for those with overly large breasts.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
If you experience physical and emotional discomfort due to your overly large breasts, breast reduction may be the solution. If you dislike the appearance of your large breasts, experience back and neck pain, or find yourself limited in your activities, you may be a good candidate. Ideal candidates for a breast reduction maintain generally good health and do not smoke.
Young women who develop large breasts often want to know at what age they can have a breast reduction. This will differ for each individual, but your breast tissue should mature before surgery to achieve the most proportionate and lasting results. This usually happens within a few years of starting puberty. A complete evaluation can determine whether your physical development makes you a good candidate.
What is a No-Scar Breast Reduction?
A traditional breast reduction requires skin incisions as well as surgical removal of breast tissue and fat. The skin incision is thenclosed, resulting in a significant scar. For a No-scar breast reduction, Dr. Langdon uses small micro-cannulas to perform liposuction, which removes excess fat to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. Unlike a traditional breast reduction, a No-scar procedure is done under local anesthetic, sparing you the risks and recovery of general anesthesia. A numbing solution keeps you comfortable during the procedure, and you will have no significant scars afterward. This procedure also provides substantial lift by reducing the weight of the breasts. Excess skin will contract, so no skin excision is necessary.
What Results Will I See From a Breast Reduction?
After breast reduction, you may first notice relief from your chronic back pain. Surgery has removed a considerable amount of weight, and many women feel the difference right away. As your breasts heal, you will find that trying on clothes and finding bras that fit no longer cause dread. You will also notice that physical activities become more comfortable and more enjoyable.
What is Recovery Like From a Breast Reduction?
With a No-scar breast reduction, your recovery time is only a few days. You can return to work and most activities at this time. With a traditional breast reduction, you would need at least a week off from work and several weeks before resuming most activities.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about No-scar breast reduction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.