Women with large breasts often struggle with problems like back, neck, and shoulder pain. The weight of large breasts puts significant strain on the muscles and skeletal system. Many women consider a breast reduction to reduce back pain but hesitate because of the scars that are likely to result from surgical breast reduction. Dr. Robert Langdon performs No-scar breast reduction to relieve back pain and reduce breast size without scars.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts by removing fatty tissue and some glandular tissue. Women seek breast reduction for a variety of reasons, but many of them want relief from back pain caused by their heavy breasts. A traditional breast lift involves removing this tissue through an incision under the breast and around the areola. The surgeon will often perform a breast lift at the same time by removing excess skin.
Traditional vs. No-Scar Breast Reduction
In a traditional breast reduction, the surgeon uses an incision that runs horizontally under the breast and then vertically to the areola. The surgeon can also use this incision to perform a breast lift by removing excess skin. Dr. Langdon performs No-scar breast reduction using a specialized liposuction technique. He uses tiny incisions and micro-cannulas to remove excess fat from the breasts. This results in decreased breast weight, allowing the skin to tighten and lift naturally. The marks from the small incisions will almost disappear, making this truly a no-scar procedure.
Can Breast Reduction Reduce Back Pain?
Yes, breast reduction can have a dramatic effect on back pain. Many women feel almost immediate relief with so much weight removed, and over time the muscles and skeletal system will adapt to no longer carrying that extra weight. Research has shown that large breasts unbalance the body and put a strain on the spine and muscles as they try to compensate. Breast reduction removes this imbalance and lets the body return to its normal posture.
What Results Can I Expect from No-Scar Breast Reduction?
You can expect to see noticeably smaller breasts immediately after treatment, although there will still be swelling, and it can can take a few weeks to see the full results from tightening of the skin . Your breasts will lift naturally because they have become so much lighter. Although this lift will not achieve the results of a surgical breast lift, it comes without the extended recovery and significant scarring that follow the surgical procedure.
What is Recovery Like From No-Scar Breast Reduction?
Most people can resume normal activities within two to three days after No-scar breast reduction. You have no stitches and no large incisions, making recovery much faster and more comfortable than a traditional breast reduction.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you have large breasts that cause back pain or make you uncomfortable, you may be a good candidate for a No-scar breast reduction. Because the procedure uses only local anesthesia, it carries almost none of the risks associated with general anesthesia used in traditional breast reduction.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about 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.