Oversized breasts can often be the cause of debilitating neck or back pain. New Jersey Plastic Surgery is located in Montclair and performs breast reduction surgery on women in Morristown,Bloomfield, Essex, and the adjacent neighborhoods.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a term that refers to a surgical procedure that can make one or both of your breasts smaller. Many unfortunate problems can arise from having exceptionally large breasts including discomfort, rashes under the breasts, a disproportionate figure, and a negative self-image. Women who have oversized breasts choose to have the procedure done because it can significantly improve their quality of life. Additionally, the procedure helps to reshape your breasts, given them a perkier, more youthful appearance.
Benefits of a Breast Reduction Surgery
Sometimes, women with very large breasts find that they can be uncomfortable or hard to live with. Clothes may not fit properly, you may receive unwanted attention, or you may be experiencing back pain or pressure. A reduction mammoplasty can make your breasts smaller in shape and size to help alleviate some of these problems. Reducing the size of your breasts can help you feel less insecure, more confident, and more comfortable in your skin. Changes in weight, pregnancy, or new tissue growth may affect the size of your breasts slightly over time, but the results are intended to be permanent and enjoyed for years to come.
The Best Candidates for Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women who wish to reduce the overall mass and volume of their breasts. The best candidates include women who:
- Experience discomfort, pain, or soreness in their neck, back, or shoulders
- Have uncomfortable bra strap imprints on their shoulders and around their chest
- Have one breast that is noticeably larger than the other
- Find their mobility and physical activities are limited
- Experience constant unwanted attention
- Have trouble finding clothes that are large enough to accommodate their breasts
- Experience self-consciousness or low self-esteem when wearing baiting suits or lingerie
Candidates should be responsible, in general good health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome.
Planning Your Breast Reduction Surgery
During your initial consultation, measurements, pictures, and notes will be taken on your breasts, as well as your body type, health, and medical history. Dr. Barry DiBernardo is an experienced surgeon that will help you understand the procedure and the expected outcome. At the first meeting, you should discuss any questions, concerns, or expectations you may have with the doctor.
Preparing for Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Before you undergo surgery, you will be given a list of stipulations and instructions you are expected to follow to ensure the procedure goes as smoothly as possible. This may include restrictions on certain foods, drinks, activities, or medicines. New Jersey Plastic Surgery recommends all patients ask a friend or family member to accompany them to surgery so they can be safely escorted home. It is also best to have someone around the house during the first few days so you can comfortably relax.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The breast reduction procedure is most commonly performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends mostly on the amount of tissue that is to be removed though it commonly lasts between two to four hours. Though there are many techniques available, the most common involves an anchor-shaped incision made around the areola and along the natural curve of the breasts. Excess skin, tissue, and glandular fat are removed, and the areola and nipple are resituated. Finally, the skin is pulled tight to form your breasts’ new shape, and the incisions are closed with stitches. In cases where only fat needs to be removed, liposuction can be used to minimize scarring.
Getting Back to Normal After Breast Reduction Surgery
Post-surgical dressings or garments are used immediately following surgery. After a few days, the patient can transition into a soft, post-surgical bra that is to be worn for the next couple of weeks. Any pain or discomfort can be easily managed with medications, and you will be back to your regular activates before you know it. It will be necessary to refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for several weeks following the procedure. Your doctor will work out a schedule so you can fully understand what to expect from the healing process.
Keep in mind that you will likely need to buy a whole new set of bras, shirts, and jackets to comfortably fit your new bust size. It will take time for you and your loved ones to get used to the change, but ultimately you will find you are satisfied with the results. Any back and shoulder pain should subside as your breasts will be a more comfortable, manageable size. The final result is often increased self-image, a comfortable sense of self, a more proportionate silhouette, and a better-fitting wardrobe.
Cost of Breast Reduction in Montclair, NJ
Talk to your insurance provider to find out if they cover a breast reduction surgery. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express, and Discover®. Financing options are available via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM.
You don’t need to suffer from pain or discomfort due to oversized breasts any longer. A breast reduction surgery by New Jersey Plastic Surgery can help you feel better about yourself. We are located in Montclair, New Jersey, and offer expert services to residents of Bloomfield, Morristown, Essex, and the surrounding neighborhoods.