Do you experience daily back pain and discomfort due to your overly large breasts, and you’re ready to do something about it? Doctor Wendell Perry offers several cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction surgery, to make you feel better about your body.
Serving the Miami area, Dr. Perry is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Contact us to schedule a consultation today and discuss your condition and cosmetic goals.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Referred to as a reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery corrects breasts that are overly large due to excessive skin, fatty deposits or glandular tissue. Breasts that are disproportionate to body size can lead to back problems and chronic muscle pain, and reduction surgery can alleviate breast discomfort and improve the symmetry of your natural body shape.
The type of procedure used depends on the cause of the breast size. In cases of excess fat, liposuction will primarily be used. The small incisions and minimal scarring of liposuction are preferred when performing breast reduction surgery, but when excessive glandular tissue and skin are prevalent, surgical excision may be necessary or a combination of the two techniques.
Regardless of the procedure, scarring is usually well-hidden underneath bras and swimsuits.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Perry will discuss your cosmetic expectations to help you determine whether breast reduction surgery is the correct fit for you or not. But generally, good candidates for this procedure meet the following criteria:
- Have general good health and stable body weight
- Are non-smokers
- Do not have medical conditions that could impair surgery or healing
- Have realistic expectations of what this surgery can and cannot accomplish
What is Recovery Like?
Dressings or bandages will cover your incision areas after surgery, and a sports bra or elastic bandage may be issued to you to support the breasts as they heal. Thin tubes may also be placed to drain excess blood and fluids. Doctor Perry will advise you of risks and possible side effects during your consultation as well as any aftercare that will be necessary for your incision sites in order to reduce the risk of infection and complications.
All individuals heal at different paces, but generally after the first week after surgery, your breasts may feel tender and swollen. This will subside as they heal, and you may be advised to limit your physical activity for a few weeks. Doctor Perry will schedule a follow-up visit with you to monitor your healing process and remove your stitches as necessary.
The results of a breast reduction are long-lasting but still subject to major life changes such as the aging process, weight fluctuations and pregnancy.
Contact Dr. Wendell Perry today to schedule your consultation and start feeling better about your body.