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For some women, overly large, voluptuous breasts are more of a burden than an asset. Enlarged breasts can be heavy, limit mobility and lead to chronic back, shoulder or neck pain. Breasts that are disproportionately larger than the rest of the body can also garner unwanted attention and be a constant source of embarrassment. Women with overly large busts may also have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly or resort to hiding their breasts under bulky clothing.
Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk have seen first-hand the positive, life-changing effects breast reduction can have on women. Using advanced surgical techniques Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk are able to resize and reshape overly large breasts for a more proportionate breast size and an overall more attractive body figure.
Continue reading to learn about how breast reduction can help you live confidently with lighter and proportionately sized breasts.
Can I Benefit From Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction offers a number of physical benefits. Posture improves and chronic neck and back pain may be drastically reduced as the breasts are no longer too heavy to hold up. Skin rashes and irritation caused by sweat that accumulates underneath the breast fold are improved following breast reduction. Mobility is easier and exercise is no longer painful as repeated bouncing of large breasts is no longer an issue.
Breast reduction also has a tremendous psychological effect. With a more proportionate breast size and balanced figure, your self-image will improve. You can feel confident wearing flattering clothing and socializing, without worrying about getting unwanted attention because of the size and appearance of your breasts.
Breast reductions are performed with anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions will be made, typically around the edge of the areola and extending vertically down the front of the breast and along the inframammary crease. The exact size of the incision pattern will depend on the degree of correction needed.
Through the incisions, excess tissue will be removed. The remaining tissue will be reshaped until the desired shape and size is achieved. If there is a significant degree of ptosis (breast sag) present, the surgeon will lift the breast mound higher on the chest mound for a perkier and younger-looking position. Excess skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped on the newly contoured breast. The incisions will be closed with sutures and a surgical bra will be placed to support the breasts as they heal. Over time, the incisions and resulting scars will fade and can be concealed with most bras and bathing suit tops.
Don’t let overly large, heavy breasts prevent you from feeling like your best, confident self. To learn more about breast reduction and how it can help alleviate the emotional and physical discomfort caused by enlarged breasts, schedule a personal consultation at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery by contacting our Cleveland office today.