Do you struggle with backaches, skin irritation, and breathing problems associated with large breasts? Is it difficult to find swimsuits, lingerie, and clothing that fits comfortably? For many large-breasted women, a reduction procedure can offer some relief. Breast reduction can noticeably lighten the breasts, often reducing them by a cup size or two. And by bringing your breasts into better proportion with the rest of your body, this treatment can improve your overall silhouette. Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. of Hackensack, New Jersey can help you achieve a bosom that’s both comfortable and attractive.
About Breast Reduction
During a reduction treatment, which is referred to in medical terms as reduction mammoplasty, some of the extra tissue, fat, and skin is removed and the bosom is re-sculpted. There are several approaches to this treatment, but in many cases, an incision is made around the nipple area and then down the breast and along the natural crease beneath the bosom. The nipple is also repositioned so that it sits in a natural position on the reshaped breast. Patients who have undergone this treatment have breasts that are smaller, firmer, and better positioned on the chest.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You’ll probably notice a difference in the size of your bosom right away, but it can take two to three months for the body to completely heal and for your results to become fully apparent. Our New Jersey patients rave about the comfort and confidence they have after undergoing a reduction treatment.
What’s Recovery Like?
You’ll want to make arrangements to have someone drive you home after your treatment. Immediately after the reduction, your breasts will be bandaged and you may feel tired for a few days. Most patients are able to go back to work and begin resuming everyday activities within a week or two. More rigorous exercise and heavy lifting can be restarted several weeks later.
Are the Results Permanent?
The reduction in the size of the breast is permanent. However, gravity, the aging process, and fluctuations in your weight may cause changes in the size and shape of your breasts over the long-term.
How Much of a Reduction Can Be Achieved?
The degree to which breasts can be reduced depends on several factors, including the size of the breasts before treatment, their makeup, and the type of incision that will be made. Most of our patients are able to drop one or two cup sizes, which is enough to alleviate the aggravations associated with extremely large breasts. If you’re interested in pursuing a reduction treatment, we’ll first schedule a consultation with you at our NJ office, where we’ll review your medical history and cosmetic goals. During that consultation, we’ll be able to give you an idea of the type of results you can expect.
Why Do Women Seek Out Reduction Treatments?
Extremely large breasts can cause a number of physical ailments, including back and neck pain, rashes and irritation under the breasts, nerve pain, breathing problems, and skeletal deformities. Large breasts can also make it difficult to exercise comfortably and can restrict an individual’s lifestyle in other ways. Finding properly fitting clothing can be a challenge, and many women are self-conscious about their large breasts.
Can a Reduction Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Treatments?
A reduction in the bosom may also be combined with other treatments, such as body contouring or a facelift, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. We offer a full lineup of facial rejuvenation and body contouring treatments to our New Jersey patients.
Good Candidates for the Procedure
Deciding to pursue breast reduction surgery is a deeply personal decision that involves more than dissatisfaction with your current bosom. There are several other signs that you may be a good candidate for this treatment:
You’re in Good Health
The ideal candidate is in good physical and emotional health and is a non-smoker. Patients with certain health conditions, such as diabetes and heart trouble, may not be candidates for this treatment.
You’re Done Having Children
Although you’ll still be capable of breastfeeding after a breast reduction, the hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy can increase the volume of your bosom. If you postpone breast reduction treatment until after your childbearing years, your results are more likely to stay intact.
You’re at a Healthy Weight
A significant weight loss can reduce the size of your breasts. If you’re committed to losing weight, it may make sense for you to delay your reduction treatment until after you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Once you’ve lost those extra pounds, you may not need as much of a reduction.
Your Breasts Are Fully Developed
Breast reduction can be performed on patients of any age, including teenagers, but if your bosom has not fully developed when you undergo the treatment, it’s possible you’ll need a follow-up treatment down the road. If your breasts are still developing, we can work with you to determine the appropriate timing for a reduction treatment.
Who Will Oversee My Treatment?
Dr. Gregory Rauscher graduated from medical school in New York and completed his residency training at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in providing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to New Jersey patients.
Are you ready to start living your life to the fullest, without the discomfort and limitations associated with an extremely large bosom? Call Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. of Hackensack, NJ and schedule a breast reduction consultation.