For many women, having larger breasts can cause severe emotional and physical issues. The struggle is real. It can be debilitating and cause severe neck, back, and shoulder pain and inhibit physical activities such as exercise. While breast reduction is a viable option, it is still surgery, and often times surgery can be intimidating – despite the long-term positive outcome.
It can take months, sometimes years, to finally make the decision to have breast reduction. Some women are waiting for the right time, the ability to take time off from work or life, or being in the right mindset. Sometimes, it’s beneficial to have breast reduction surgery sooner rather than later to improve your quality of life for the long term. Here we review the steps involved in breast reduction surgery:
The Why and How Leading to Surgery
- Large breasts can put a lot of weight on the frontal plane of the body. To compensate, the muscles in the back have to work harder to hold up that weight. This constant strain is often the cause of a woman’s back pain.
- During a consultation with Dr. Comizio, there will be a detailed discussion on any current issues and struggles. The consultation will include a full examination and determine if surgery is the right decision or recommendation.
- The size and shape of the breasts will determine where the surgical incision will be and how large. Dr. Comizio spends a great deal of time discussing the procedure beforehand. The incision is typically placed so that the scar is easily hidden behind clothing, bras, and bikini tops.
- During surgery, excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue will be removed in the breast. This will reduce the volume of the breasts.
- The last surgical step is to reshape the breasts to be a more lifted and tighter position for a natural appearance.
By removing the excess weight from the breasts, the back muscles get relief, and many patients experience reduced pain in their back, neck or shoulders.
How to Get Started
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Comizio to discuss your options. This does not mean you have to commit to surgery immediately. In fact, it will take weeks to months to get a surgery scheduled on the calendar. This will give you ample time to gather details, information and ask all of your questions. When you call the office, you will be greeted by one of our knowledgeable and highly trained team members. We always look forward to getting calls from new potential patients. In fact, it’s one of our favorite things about our job. We’re more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you in any way we can. After meeting with our staff, you will leave this meeting feeling more confident about your decision.
As a woman, Dr. Comizio understands the struggles associated with large breasts and brings a different perspective that patients appreciate.
Get in touch with us today to learn more: 973-775-9248.