Women with large, droopy breasts causing pain, discomfort or social embarrassment usually are great candidates for breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty). Patients oftentimes complain that they have difficulty finding appropriate-fitting bras and have difficulty exercising due to their large breast size. Although breast reduction is generally recommended for women with fully developed breasts, surgery may be performed on teenagers if their breasts are causing serious pain and physical discomfort.
Breast reduction involves making incisions to remove breast tissue and to perform a breast lift. The incisions vary for each patient, but commonly involve an incision around the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple) and a vertical incision below this. In some cases, an incision in the crease below the breast is also needed.
In exchange for these scars, which tend to fade considerably over 1-2 years, patients can achieve smaller, perkier breasts with relief of their back, neck and shoulder pain. Patients usually report an easier time shopping for bras after surgery and a greater ability to exercise.
To learn more about breast reduction surgery, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.