Is a Breast Reduction the Right Procedure for Me?
Do you have heavy, large breasts? Are you suffering from physical and psychological burdens? Does the excessive weight of large breasts cause constant shoulder, neck and back pain? For those patients facing these problems, a breast reduction procedure performed by top tier Toronto Plastic Surgeon and the Medical Director of one of the city’s best medical spas, Dr. Ali Adibfar can bring a relief.
What is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that decreases the size and weight of your breasts. It also lifts and reshapes the breasts, elevates the nipples and reduces the size of the pigmented areola.
Who is the best candidate for a breast reduction procedure?
Dr. Ali Adibfar recommends breast reduction surgery only when the breast development is complete. Childbirth and breastfeeding can have a significant effect on the size and shape of the breast. Though many women decide to have a breast reduction before having children, any plans to breastfeed should be discussed with your Toronto plastic surgeon. In assessing your candidacy for a breast reduction, Dr. Ali Adibfar will carefully check the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the placement of the nipples and areolas.
What breast reduction surgery involves?
Every woman’s body is different. Dr. Ali Adibfar and his talented plastic surgery team will adapt these surgical approach to your individual body. This tailored approach provides you with the best possible breast reduction results. The specific techniques used to accomplish the reduction are determined by a combination of factors. These include breast composition, physical condition, and personal goals and needs, including size and shape.
The breast reduction procedure always follows the same general guidelines. In every breast reduction, the goal is to reduce volume and weight, tighten the skin (so it can better reshape and support the breast), and reposition the nipple/areola so it sits higher on the chest.
Recovery after your breast reduction surgery
The incisions created during the reduction procedure will fade and become far less noticeable with time. The surgical incisions themselves require several weeks to heal completely. Dr. Adibfar often notes that within the first two to three weeks, patients should expect some bruising and swelling. Numbness may affect the skin covering the lower half of the breast and the nipple for three to four months.
Dr. Ali Adibfar and his cosmetic plastic surgery team will provide you with a list of medications to help manage any discomfort you might experience during the first seven days of recovery. After one week, most women find that they are able to return to their normal activities. More active exercise should be limited for three to four weeks. Our plastic surgery team takes great care in ensuring your breast reduction experience is comfortable and enjoyable.