Breast Reduction

Evansville, Henderson, Indiana

Who should have a breast reduction?

Women who have unusually large, pendulous breasts often suffer from physical health problems such as back and neck pain, bone deformities, and difficulty in breathing. Their self-image may also suffer negative influences. Breast reduction surgery in Henderson, or reduction mammoplasty, is usually the choice to eliminate many of these medical and self-image problems.

What is involved in the breast reduction procedure?

The most common technique for breast reduction surgery in Evansville, IN is to make an anchor-shaped incision that goes around the areola, sometimes reducing its size as well, then moving in a straight line down the breast and curving under the breast. Excess fat and skin tissue is then removed from the lower area of the breast, and the nipple and areola are moved up to be properly positioned on your new, smaller breast. Then the incision is closed with stitches.

What is the normal healing time after breast reduction procedure in Henderson KY?

Immediately after surgery your breasts will be wrapped in gauze under a surgical bra or elastic bandage and you may have a small tube leading from each breast to drain off excess fluids. The tubes and dressings will be removed in a day or two, but you will have to wear a surgical bra for several weeks until the swelling and bruising from your procedure subside. You will have some discomfort and pain for a week or more after the procedure, but it can be controlled with medication and will gradually subside. You will be up and around within a day or two after your procedure and should be able to return to non-strenuous work and social activities within two weeks. You will need to limit your physical activity for several weeks while you are healing.

What results can I expect?

Although you will have noticeable and extensive scars from your procedure, you will immediately notice relief from the back and neck aches that you previously suffered from the weight of your breasts, and you will probably breathe easier, also. Scars will never completely go away, but they will become less noticeable over time, and they will be placed in a way that they will not show under most clothing. Once the discomfort and swelling subside, you may realize a great improvement in your self-image and find that clothes fit better now that your breasts are more proportionate to your over-all size.