No matter how much weight you lose, you may find there are certain stubborn areas of the body that just refuse to shrink the way you had in mind. Instead, excess fat can linger, leaving some women, regardless of their extreme weight loss, to find their breasts are still overly large.
You already know how inconvenient and painful it is to go through life with huge breasts because your breasts were big before you lost the weight. Therefore, you know about back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. You’ve suffered through rashes and indentations from your bra straps. However, now that the rest of your body is close to the size you’ve been working so hard for, it’s even more frustrating to be saddled with large breasts that don’t fit the new you.
If the above sounds familiar, the answer may be a breast reduction, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty. With this procedure, your surgeon can remove tissue, fat and skin to bring your breasts into proportion with the rest of your body. Request a consultation at Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery to explore your options.
Candidates for Breast Reduction in Sacramento
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery after weight loss are women who still have excess breast tissue and fat in addition to redundant skin. Ideally, you should be at or close to your weight loss target and have maintained a consistent weight pattern for a few months.
That said, it is not necessary that you reach your weight loss goal before you have your first visit with us. In fact, it can be very helpful to make an appointment when you are within 25 to 50 pounds of your target so you can begin to plan.
Further, as with all surgical procedures, the best candidates for breast reduction are those who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations.
During your consultation, your doctor will acquaint you with what the surgery will entail, how to prepare, what will be required of you afterward, and also educate you on potential risks.
Breast Reduction Surgery and Recovery
Depending on the complexity of your surgery, reduction mammoplasty can take between two to four hours. The surgical approach your doctor will take depends on your individual needs. Incision placement will vary, and you may or may not benefit from liposuction to remove excess fat from surrounding areas. Further, the size of your areolas can be reduced during the procedure if needed.
Initial recovery from breast reduction takes place over a week to 10 days, during which you can expect some soreness. It is imperative that you rest during the first few days, and then gradually add light activities back into your routine. You can expect to feel fully healed within four to six weeks.
To find out whether breast reduction is for you, request a consultation at Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery serving Sacramento, Stockton and the greater Central Valley, as well as the San Francisco Bay area and nearby states like Nevada and Oregon. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you understand your plastic surgery after weight loss options and will create a plan to help you achieve breasts that will complement a slimmer, trimmer you. Call us at (916) 983-9895 today.