What is breast reduction?
Patients in Boston who are suffering from back pain, posture problems, and are burdened with the general dissatisfaction with their appearance because of their overly large breasts can come see Dr. Joseph Russo for an appointment for a breast reduction. Having large breasts that are not proportional to your body frame can present numerous issues for patients in Boston. For one, it can cause a problem with your posture and can cause chronic back pain because of the excess weight that you have to bear. Our patients in Boston usually complain that having large breasts can make choosing clothes very hard and it can restrict them from doing their daily activities as well as sports. Also, those coming in for breast reductions in our Boston office usually complain that their large breasts draw too much unwanted attention to them which makes them feel embarrassed and unsure when they interact with people.
What is a breast reduction procedure like for patients in Boston?
Breast reduction for patients in Boston is aimed at removing the excess breast tissue and skin to be able to reshape and reduce its size that is more proportional to the patient’s body frame. The breast reduction will be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. The breast reduction procedure for our patients in Boston will start by making an incision around the patient’s areola and the nipple position is then adjusted to achieve a more youthful contour. A significant portion of the breast tissue will be removed and what remains will be redistributed and molded to form a smaller and more proportional size for our patients undergoing the breast reduction. The entire breast reduction procedure will last about 3-5 hours and the patient may be required to stay overnight in our surgical center in Boston.
What should patients in Boston expect after a breast reduction?
After the first few days after a breast reduction procedure, our patients can expect to feel some slight discomfort and pain. Patients will be given medications to help manage the pain to make it more tolerable for them. In about a week after the breast reduction, the patient will be asked to come in our Boston office for a follow-up check-up to removes the dressings and to check for any signs of infection. Our patients usually are able to return to work and resume their normal day-to-day activities a week after their breast reduction surgery.