Women with disproportionately large breasts can experience a variety of health and quality of life issues. Large breasts can place a large amount of strain on the muscles and joints which can lead to chronic pain and soreness. They can also make it difficult to do normal activities like running. Breast reduction surgery offers a way to reduce the size of the breasts to better suit the natural frame of the body while enhancing the shape and appearance of the breasts.
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery located in Golden and Denver offers breast reduction surgery for women who are experiencing issues due to the large size of their breasts and for women who would prefer smaller breasts to better suit their aesthetic needs.
Issues Caused by Disproportionately Large Breasts
Large breasts can be heavy. When the breasts are disproportionately large compared to the rest of the body, it places a large amount of strain on the muscles and joints that need to support that weight. Many women with large breasts experience joint and muscle pain in their neck, shoulder, back, and chest. Many women also experience irritation on the skin under the breasts due to friction caused by the skin rubbing together.
Other common issues include difficulty finding clothing that fits properly or that does not over accentuate the appearance of the breasts and draw unwanted attention. Difficulty running and jogging, even when wearing a sports bra. Many women even find it difficult to simply bend over due to the large size of their breasts.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that involves removing glandular tissue and fat from the breasts to reduce their size and reshaping the remaining breasts tissue so that they have a symmetrical appearance with attractive natural-looking contours. Often a breast reduction with lift is performed to give the breasts a perky and more youthful appearance as well.
Breast reduction is an outpatient procedure typically performed under general anesthesia. There are several surgical approaches to breast reduction surgery, like the lollipop incision. Areola reduction may also be performed for more natural-looking results. The surgical techniques used, and the amount of incisions needed will be determined based on what is needed to accomplish your desired results.
Breast Reduction Recovery
You will be provided with post-operative instructions to help make the recovery process as easy as smooth as possible. Soreness, swelling, and some bruising are to be expected. Medication can be provided to help manage any pain or discomfort.
On average, patients are able to return to work and other normal activities after about a week or so. More strenuous activities such as exercising and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for around four weeks to allow the body to fully heal following breast reduction surgery.
Breast Reduction Cost
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers financing options through CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending to help patients pay for their breast reduction. The average cost of breast reduction is $10,500 – $11,900. This includes surgeon’s fee, OR, anesthesia with a board-certified anesthesiologist, and all pre and post-op appointments.
Schedule a Consultation
The most common thing we hear from our breast reduction patients after their procedure is “I wish I hadn’t waited so long to do this!” If you are experiencing issues as a result of the large size of your breasts, contact The Center for Cosmetic Surgery located in Golden and Denver today to schedule a consultation.