Breast Reduction Surgery FAQs

Breast Reduction San Francisco CAIf you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the sidelines because your large breasts make certain activities difficult–or even impossible–then keep reading. Breast reduction surgery is a great option for women who are bothered by breasts that are too large and cause discomfort on a daily basis. Concerns like bra straps digging into the shoulders, back pain, skin irritation beneath the breast crease are too common. Large breasts can even cause long-term issues, so keep reading if you think you want breast reduction surgery.

FAQs Regarding Breast Reduction Surgery

Q:What is breast reduction surgery?

A: Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure in which a desired amount of breast tissue is removed from the body. The tissue that remains is then formed and moved higher on the chest wall with the intention of creating a natural-looking figure. You may have also heard of breast reduction surgery as reduction mammaplasty, but they are the same procedure.

Q: Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

A: Many women hear about breast reduction surgery from friends or searches on the internet because they are in discomfort, and even pain, on a regular basis. If large breasts cause back pain, shoulder pain, or any other discomfort, you might benefit from a breast reduction surgery consultation. Large breasts can cause back pain in certain individuals, so breast reduction surgery could prevent a lot of pain and suffering.

You are likely a good candidate if you’re in good physical health and are looking for smaller breasts to better fit your frame.

Q: What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?

A: Avoiding long term pain and discomfort is one of the best side effects of breast reduction surgery. Many women find immediate relief after their procedure. Some women are able to play sports or try activities they were previously unable to participate in, while others enjoy being able to shop for clothes and bras that fit better more easily.

Q: What is recovery like?

A: Every patient and procedure will be different and and tailored to your specific concerns. You will likely want to take a week off of work, and plan to rest for a few days directly after the procedure. Some women find that they need more time to feel better going to work, so plan on one to two weeks, and be willing to change if your body is healing more quickly or slowly than you initially expected. Your physician will keep in touch to let you know when you can start exercising again.

If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, please contact us online or call us at (650) 600-7889‬ to schedule a consultation.

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