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Breast Reduction Surgery in Miami

Women who have buxom busts are often envied by women who are not so blessed. However, there are many women who are well endowed who can vouch for the back pain and discomfort that comes with large breasts.

Your back has to support the load placed on it by the weight of your breasts, and there is not a bra with enough support to prevent this back ache completely. Additionally, many women do not like the added attention that comes from having large breasts. It is hard to find clothes that fit well, and you are uncomfortable all the time.

However, the plastic surgeons at BOD Cosmetic Surgery can solve this problem through breast reduction surgery in Miami. This surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia where you can be home the same day. During the surgery, the doctor will make an incision from the nipple area straight down and then laterally across the underneath area of the breast.

The incision allows the doctor to remove glandular tissue and skin. The amount of tissue removed will depend on how large the breasts are and how small you and the doctor decide you want them. Once the doctor has removed the appropriate amount of tissue, he will reshape the breast and stitch the incision closed. A surgical bra will be applied before you are sent to recovery. After the anesthesia wears off, you will be allowed to go home.

Recovery after a Breast Reduction

Similar to recovery after breast implants, you will be required to wear the surgical bra for several days. During the first few days, you may have some pain and discomfort. Your doctor will prescribe medication and schedule your post-op appointments.

Your first post-op appointment will be to take your bandages off. The doctor may leave small bandages around the incision. You may be shocked at your appearance at first. Your breasts will be swollen and possibly bruised. This will go away in a few days. Your doctor will advise you to come to the office if any bandages come off or need to be changed.

Although most sutures are absorbed by the body, you might have an appointment to come back to ensure that the sutures were absorbed and if not, the doctor will remove them. You should not return to a normal routine for at least a week after your surgery. Once you do return to work and a normal routine, you need to take it slow and easy the first few weeks. Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to return to your normal routine.

Breast reduction surgery may provide you with the relief you need from back pain associated with overly large breasts. However, keep in mind that you may also need to make other changes, such as diet and exercise to get complete relief.

Common Breast Reduction Questions

Will I be able to breast feed? The answer is most likely not. During a breast reduction, and the removal of tissue, the milk glands are disrupted, and the milk has no way to flow to the nipple.

 Is my breast reduction permanent? Not necessarily. If you gain weight, your breasts can become enlarged again, and you would need to have another reduction.

I have heard that mammograms are affected by breast reduction surgery, is this true? It can be. As the breast heals, the scar tissue may become calcified. This calcium can appear as an abnormality on a mammogram. You should make sure your doctor and mammogram technician are aware of your breast reduction surgery.

You do not have to continue to bear the weight of your breasts on your back, make an appointment at Miami’s BOD Cosmetic Surgery center for a private consultation and find out how much relief you can expect. BOD Cosmetic Surgery will give you the transformational experience that will change the way you look at your body. Look and feel beautiful!