Larger breasts tend to weigh more. This, combined with gravity, can place unnecessary strain on your shoulders and back. Cumbersome breasts can lead to poor posture, which causes upper and lower back aches. Bra straps can also cut deep, painful grooves into the shoulders.
Women with a bigger bustline may feel that their breasts are disproportionate to the rest of their body. Poor breast balance can affect the type of clothing you can wear and how you view your body. Overly large breasts can draw unwanted attention to your bustline.
For women with ample breasts, the lack of clothing options and unwanted attention can take an emotional toll. Many women are frustrated that their breasts prevent them from engaging in physical activities they love and exercise to improve their health. In some cases, breast size may also cause embarrassment.
It takes between four and six weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery. In the initial week, you will be required to wear a support bra and should avoid strenuous physical activities. After two weeks, you will slowly begin to resume your normal activities, but excess physical exertion, such as exercise, should only be done with your surgeon’s permission.
It is possible for breast reduction to result is some slight scarring that will likely fade over time. Most scarring blends with natural coloring of the areolas, but it may extend down the breasts for some women.
Many factors affect the cost of breast reduction. Geographical location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and surgeon fees all affect the ultimate cost of your procedure. However, price should only be one factor in choosing a surgeon. You should never sacrifice quality work by a board-certified plastic surgeon just to save some money; proven results matter. Financing is available if needed.
There is some slight pain associated with breast reduction surgery. Immediately following your surgery, it is normal to experience redness, bruising, swelling, and soreness. Your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable. To control the pain, you will be prescribed an oral pain medication and should schedule downtime for at least a few days following your surgery.
If you think that a Breast Reduction may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Breast Reduction procedure, please contact DaVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!