Improve Your Quality of Life with a Breast Reduction

Published on September 28, 2018

Many women suffer constant neck and back pain from having large breasts. Depending on the type of one’s body, having large breasts can also make you look disproportionate and effect your bodily symmetry. For women suffering from these issues, a breast reduction is one of the best solutions available.

A breast reduction is designed to eliminate excess fat and skin in the breast region while recontouring the remaining tissue to fit around the new contours of the reformed breasts. This will help to provide relief to shoulder, neck, back, head pain as well.

During the procedure, the doctor may also lift the nipple and areola to a higher position and by removing the excess tissues and fat. It is an invasive procedure that gives you a much more proportional and youthful looking bust.

Breast Reduction Surgery Process and Recovery


Before undergoing the surgery, the surgeon will need to know your medical history, including your family history, especially if you’ve had any previous surgical procedure performed on you in the past.

During your initial consultation, your doctor will assess your body as a whole and develop a surgical plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals. In the time before the surgery, you will need to make sure to avoid smoking and drinking as they can have adverse effects on the surgical process.

You can talk to your doctor about what to expect from the surgery and you will need to have realistic expectations about your final results in order to be considered a good candidate for the surgery. Your doctor can discuss the possible results you’ll receive from the procedure and even provide you with visual examples of what you can expect from before and after photos.

The Operation

The procedure is performed under the use of an anesthetic to help ease any discomfort that may occur. The surgical process may last for about two to five hours depending on the patient and the amount of tissue that needs to be removed.

During the procedure, usually three incisions are made to gain access to the underlying tissue. An incision is generally made around the areola, one from the bottom of the areola to the crease underneath the breast and one along the natural line of the breast crease.

Once the incisions are made, your doctor will remove extra skin and fat and reposition the nipples to fit the new proportions of the breasts better. The size of the areola can also be reduced if necessary. In some cases, liposuction may be used to provide symmetry and adjust the contours of the breasts.


After the procedure is completed, you will need to undergo one to two weeks of bed rest and refrain from strenuous physical activities. It’s common to experience some slight physical discomfort, but it can be managed with the help of medications provided by your doctor.

In the time after the procedure, you should stay away from smoking and alcohol as it can slow down the recovery process.

You should consider it if your breasts cause you pains in other parts of your body, if your breasts aren’t symmetrical, the size of your breasts make you conscious, stop you from doing certain activities and overall affect the quality of your life. Breast reduction surgery can make you feel lighter and happier about yourself and is perhaps the best option to provide you with some relief.

Contact Our Office

A breast reduction surgery can help improve a woman’s life by adding more symmetry to her body and by eliminating the physical problems caused by having overly large breasts. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact 5th Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Keegan