During a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Oberhelman removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. The goal is to alleviate any physical or emotional discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Breast reduction surgery is also known as reduction mammoplasty.
Overly large breasts can cause women to have physical and emotional issues. If you are struggling with the weight and size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery may be a great option.
It is important to remember breast reduction surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Breast reduction is a good option for you if:
The incisions are brought together to reshape the smaller breast. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts; sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
Recovery will take several weeks. You can expect to feel tired and experience some breast pain. Dr. Oberhelman will give you specific instructions for breast reduction recovery. The instructions will include: