Disproportionally large breasts tend to be a burden for women. They cause issues such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, muscle stiffness, rashes beneath the breasts, and poor posture. They can also create discomfort during many activities and make it difficult to find properly fitting clothing. Happily, large breast size can be safely reduced with reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction post-surgical care
The recovery time involved with this procedure is typically directly proportional to the amount of tissue removed. A degree of temporary bruising and swelling is normal, and wearing a post-surgical support bra or elastic bandage will aid in the reduction of these issues. It will be necessary to take time off of work, usually around seven to fourteen days, in order to let your tissues start to heal and recover. You should be able to return to strenuous activity in about six weeks. Once your recovery is complete, you will have lighter breasts and a better quality of life because of it. To find out more about what breast reduction surgery can do for you, contact our office today and arrange a consultation with Dr. Lind. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeff Lind works out of Houston, TX.