Women who have naturally oversized breasts often have a love/hate relationship with their bodies. On one hand, they love being naturally voluptuous; on the other, back pain, limited wardrobe options, and other inconveniences associated with large breasts often keep them from feeling good and doing all of the things they want to. For women who are ready to do something about the discomfort associated with large breasts, breast reduction is the best option.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction is performed at Hermosa Plastic Surgery for women from Santa Fe and throughout Southern New Mexico. During this procedure, incisions are made along the underside of each breast and around the areolas. Additional incisions are made down the center of the underside of each breast. Excess tissue is carefully trimmed away and removed. The nipples are repositioned at higher points on the breasts and the remaining breast skin is pulled together to produce a more taut and perky appearance. Once the desired breast size and shape have been achieved, the incisions are closed.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Recovery from breast reduction can take several weeks. In the week after surgery, patients can manage any discomfort they feel with prescription pain medication. A support bra or bandage should be worn during this time to aid in healing. Once the recovery process is complete, patients can begin enjoying their new figures. Not only do smaller breasts feel better, but they often look better and can even make a woman appear more slender. Many women enjoy more active lifestyles after breast reduction surgery.
Interested in Breast Reduction
If you are interested in a breast procedure, such as a breast reduction, please contact our Albuquerque and Santa Fe-area practice, Hermosa Plastic Surgery, for a consultation. Dr. Miguel Gallegos would be happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment and identify factors that may affect the final results of your breast surgery.