Large breasts can cause weight gain, back pain, and a number of other complications. If you have been experiencing these issues or desire a breast reduction for cosmetic reasons, we at Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates are here to help. We offer breast reduction procedures to patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a procedure that can result in breasts that are smaller, lighter and more firm and rounded. During the procedure, Dr. Johnston will reduce breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin, and possibly decrease and reposition the areola and nipples.
Breast reduction can improve health problems associated with overly large breasts, such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder grooving and limitations in functional activity. By restoring balance in the proportions of your body, you may enjoy enhanced self-confidence.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction in the Orlando Area?
If your breasts are disproportionally large for your body, and you are experiencing pain or discomfort, you may benefit from a breast reduction in Orlando and Lake Mary. Dr. Johnston will discuss the outcomes of your surgery with you, and discuss your overall goals and expectations.
What Can I Expect from Breast Reduction?
Following breast reduction in Orlando, many women feel the freedom to wear different fashion styles, as they do not feel they must hide behind baggy clothing or high necklines and have less discomfort with physical activity.
How Long is the Recovery from Breast Reduction?
Some women need two weeks to recover, but each patient and procedure is different. Dr. Johnston will instruct you on follow-up appointments for removing bandages and stitches.
While you recover, you’ll need to stop physical activity for at least one month following your procedure. You should also avoid any heavy lifting.
Following a breast reduction, you should expect to feel tired and experience manageable levels of discomfort. This is normal. Dr. Johnston will give you an oral painkiller to ease you through the first few days post-op.
If you would like additional information on breast reduction and if it’s right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and nearby communities.