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Breast Reduction: Much-Needed Relief

Published on August 23, 2018 by

Large and heavy breasts are more than just a cosmetic problem. They can also result in functional impairments and lead to medical issues such as neck pain, back pain, and skin-health-related concerns. Large breasts can be a hindrance to self-esteem, causing many to avoid social situations due to the embarrassment, not to mention the constraints on clothing options.

Many women with large breasts experience a host of problems, including:
• Bra straps that are too tight, causing grooves or dents in shoulders
• Poor posture
• Drooping breasts
• Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
• Rashes or irritated skin underneath the breasts
• Inability to participate in strenuous physical activities such as sports and heavy exercise

The breast-reduction procedure is the best way to correct breast size, addressing aesthetic and functional issues to improve quality of life.

What Does Breast Reduction Involve?

Consulting with Dr. Tirre is the first step to take. During your consultation, Dr. Tirre will carry out a complete assessment of your medical history. He will review your past medical history, along with your current physical health status, medications, and allergy history, in order to make sure that you are right for the procedure. This helps to avoid complications.

The surgery outcomes and expectations are then discussed in detail. Dr. Tirre will take measurements of your breasts while the incision points are marked.

The procedure will be carried out using general anesthesia. An incision is made according to the amount of tissue to be removed from the breasts. The inverted-T incision is used to reduce the largest amount of tissue, whereas the donut incision is better for smaller amounts.

Excess glandular tissue and fat are then removed from the lower breast area. Dr. Tirre will reposition and reshape the nipple-areolar complex to make it more proportionate to the new shape and size of the breast.

The incisions are then closed to reshape the breast. Sutures layered deep in the breast tissue help support the new shape of the breasts. The outer sutures are closed with surgical tape or adhesives.

A supportive compression bra is given to you to help in faster healing and to minimize the swelling and bruising, which may take a few weeks to reduce. A small thin tube may also be temporarily put in to drain excess fluid or blood that is likely to collect in the surgical site.

The Results

Breast-reduction surgery can reduce up to two cup sizes at a minimum while permanently getting rid of all the discomfort associated with large and heavy breasts. Once the swelling has completely subsided, you will be able to see the full results of your breast reduction. It offers a more pleasing figure and a better quality of life!

Make an Appointment for a Consultation

If you’re ready to make a change for the better, it’s time to contact the office of Dr. Conrad Tirre for an informative consultation. Dr. Tirre is an experienced and skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients and will be happy to help you with this procedure.

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