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Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty) - Woodstock, GA

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About Breast Reduction Surgery

Women with very large, heavy breasts often live with numerous symptoms that limit their quality of life. Breast reduction surgery by our Atlanta, GA board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, is a cosmetic procedure that can reduce the size of the breasts and relieve the pain and discomfort of heavy breasts. This surgery can increase your ability to move more freely and with less pain, improve posture, fit into appropriately-sized clothes, and allow you to stand tall when you walk into the room without all the stares and attention large breasts bring. Breast reduction surgery is a common procedure at Y Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery that successfully reshapes the breasts to create a beautiful, younger-looking bustline.

Ideal Candidates

When your neck and back hurt, it reduces your quality of life. When you are in pain, your movements are limited, your posture is slumped, and you generally do not feel well. Women with large breasts experience this on a daily basis. Some women, through no fault of their own, cannot correct this issue with diet and exercise alone. If you experience the following symptoms from having large, heavy breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery:

  • Irritation and rashes on the skin underneath the bra
  • Diet and exercise unsuccessfully decreasing the size of the breasts
  • Disproportionate breasts to the body frame
  • Weight of the breasts triggering pain
  • Bra straps trenches in the shoulders from wearing a constricting bra
  • Limitations on activity because of the size of the breasts
  • Poor posture

What to Expect

Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that limit the risks of surgery, our plastic surgeon will skillfully remove excess skin and suction out tissue to reshape the breast. During surgery, it is common to use one of the following incision approaches: 

  • An incision around the areola
  • A vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast line
  • A horizontal incision on the breast line

Liposuction is generally used to safely remove fat tissue from within the breast. Excess skin will be removed, and then a breast lift is usually needed to attain a healthy-looking result. It is common for women requesting this procedure to go down 1 – 2 cup sizes. 

After a 2 – 4-hour breast reduction surgery, you will wake up in recovery and feel immediately lighter in the chest area. You will be instructed on how to properly care for your incisions to limit scarring. After being sent home wrapped in a surgical compression garment and sports bra, it is advised that you take it easy for the first few weeks after the surgery. Expect to feel less sensation in your nipples, as they will take up to a year to recover and resume their sensitivity. It is suggested that breast reduction patients not return to work for 7 – 10 days, and wait 6 – 8 weeks before resuming physical activities.

Anticipated Results

Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the lives of our patients, resulting in smaller breasts that allows everyday activities to become easier. In the few months and weeks following the procedure, it is advised for you to continue to wear comfortable bras and limit strenuous activity. Once exercise can be worked back into your day-to-day life, it is important to maintain a healthy weight. Breast reduction surgery is a long-lasting cosmetic surgery; however, the results can be negatively impacted by weight gain and/or pregnancy.

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Life with Smaller Breasts

Picture what your life could look like free from pain, constant rashes, and stares from people because of your large breasts. Call today for a consultation. Our team will answer all of your questions and concerns, educate you on aftercare instructions, and help contact your insurance company as some will cover this as a medically necessary surgery.

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