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Breast Reduction

Posted on Apr 09, 2014 at

Many women are troubled because of disproportionally large and heavy breasts that often lead to chronic pain and discomfort like neck pain, back pain or other physical discomfort. Overly large breasts affect women physically as well as psychologically by obstructing a woman’s ability to lead life actively and they develop a sense of self-consciousness regarding breasts. Breast reduction surgery is an opportunity for women to help themselves regain their sense of femininity by achieving a breast size that is in proportion with the rest of the body and to relieve the discomfort associated with excessively heavy breasts. There are many factors that can be credited for a number of changes that a woman’s breast undergoes. Right from the onset of puberty, variations in the size of the breasts are caused by genetics, pregnancy, and aging or lifestyle changes. Breast reduction surgery aims to correct overly large and pendulous breasts by removing excess fatty tissues and glandular tissues to achieve attractive breast shape that complement with the rest of the body while also assuaging the distress and discomfort associated with large breasts. Dr. Tahernia is able to give his Beverly Hills patients relief from the pain and discomfort associated with large breasts.

Like any other elective surgery, breast reduction is a highly personalized procedure. The surgery is a good option for women, who are:

  • In the best of health with no major medical conditions
  • Bothered by large and heavy breasts that limit their routine activities
  • Suffering from physical symptoms caused by their large breasts.

An individual’s candidness during consultation is a major factor that helps to maximize the chances of success and safety of breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery like any other surgical procedure carries with it a set of risks and potential complications that must be understood before undergoing the surgery. Some of the potential risks and complications include but are not limited to:

  • Adverse scarring
  • Loss of breast sensation around the nipples
  • Blood clots
  • Poor healing, fluid accumulation, etc.

The surgery of breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are designed pre-operatively for surgical removal of glandular and fatty tissues for reshaping the breasts as desired by the candidates. The technique to reduce the breast size is determined after considering various factors such as breast composition, amount of removal expected, personal condition and individual’ preference combined with surgeon’s suggestions. After removing the required amount of fat and glandular tissues, the nipples are repositioned in order to complement the enhanced shape. The incisions are finally closed by placing sutures deep within the breast tissues in order to extend support to the newly carved breasts. Supportive garments and surgical tapes are advised to be worn for minimizing swelling and for a faster recovery. In order to flush out excessive fluid or blood that gets collected out of the body, a small drain is placed under the skin. This is typically removed at the first post-operative visit. Patients are given specific instructions by the surgeons as a part of post-surgery recovery period that includes how to take care of breasts post surgery, medications to be used for faster recovery and how to minimize risks, detailed concerns of what to watch for at the operated area , and when to visit your plastic surgeon for checkup.

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