Oversized, heavy breasts can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful at times. They may make it difficult to move around, exercise and wear certain types of clothing. They can also take a toll on self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Adrian Sjarif offers breast reduction in Sydney and Wollongong to resize heavy, pendulous breasts for improved personal comfort and better confidence.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
You may benefit from breast reduction if oversized breasts cause you to experience any of the following:
- Back, shoulder or neck pain
- Posture problems
- Difficulty breathing
- Grooves on your shoulders from your bra straps digging into the skin
- Chafing, rashes or infections under your breasts
- Difficulty staying active and exercising
- Social anxiety or low self-esteem
Breast reduction will resize your breasts so they are in better proportion with your body frame. After breast reduction, your breasts will not only look more balanced, but also feel lighter and allow you to live the active, healthy lifestyle you want.
Relieve the Pain and Discomfort of Oversized Breasts
One of the most immediate and obvious benefits of breast reduction is it relieves the physical discomfort associated with oversized breasts. The surgery can improve or even eliminate chronic back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight and mass of large, pendulous breasts.
Improve Breathing Problems and Posture
Breast reduction can also improve other problems associated with excessively large breasts, including breathing problems and poor posture. You might find you are able to breathe easier and assume a more upright posture with smaller, lighter breasts.
No More Shoulder Grooves
Large, heavy breasts can cause grooves to appear on your shoulders from where your bra straps dig into the skin. Breast reduction removes a substantial amount of tissue and skin to lighten the breasts and eliminate the shoulder grooves.
Resolve Skin Irritation, Rashes and Infection
It can be difficult to keep the skin under your large breasts clean and dry; as a result, you might be prone to irritation, rashes and even infection. Breast reduction in Sydney/Wollongong can help to reduce or resolve these occurrences for improved personal comfort.
Better Body Proportions
Reducing and resizing the breasts can also create better body proportions. If you look top heavy, breast reduction can help you enjoy a more balanced and proportional appearance.
Easier to Exercise
You have probably discovered that your large bust makes it nearly impossible to exercise, play sports and engage in other physical activities. Breast reduction brings the breasts down to a more comfortable size, making it easier to do something as simple as go for a jog or a swim.
Easier to Shop for Clothes
Dressing an excessively large chest can be difficult, but reducing the breasts can make it easier to shop for bras, blouses and bathing suits.
Unfortunately, you might receive a lot of unwanted attention because of the size of your breasts. Depending on your age and stage of life, you might even be subject to teasing or bullying at school. You may prefer to dress in baggy, shapeless clothing to avoid attracting attention or stares because of your breasts.
Resizing the breasts can help you avoid this unwanted attention and feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. Breast reduction may even help you avoid bullying and the emotional trauma that can accompany it.
Breast Reduction Surgical Details
Your breast reduction will be performed in a hospital or accredited day surgery facility. You will be given anesthesia to sleep comfortably through surgery.
Dr. Sjarif will begin by making the incisions; most of the time, the incision pattern extends around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease, but your incision pattern will vary depending on the size of your breasts and the extent of correction needed.
Through the incisions, Dr. Sjarif will remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin. He may relocate the nipple-areolar complex higher on the breast mound, and can reduce its size if requested. Breast lift surgery techniques may be used to elevate the breasts higher on the chest.
When Dr. Sjarif is finished making the surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with dissolving sutures. A compression bra will be placed over your breasts and should be worn for several weeks to reduce swelling and prevent other complications.
You should notice the change in breast size almost immediately after surgery, although your breasts will be swollen and bruised. The bruising should disappear within a few days but the swelling can take longer to resolve. The scars from the surgical incisions should fade considerably in the months following surgery, but may not completely disappear.