Breast reduction surgery can dramatically improve the life of the recipient. If you have had a breast reduction, you are likely delighted with your results: clothes and bra shopping may be more enjoyable, exercising and certain activities may be easier, chronic back pain could have resided, and you may feel better about your appearance overall. Following this natural line of thinking, you may begin to wonder how long your results will last and if there is anything you can do to keep the new contour and size of your breasts.
Arnold S. Breitbart, MD, goes into detail below about the permanence of breast reduction results.
Breast Reduction Results
Breast reduction is performed to reduce the size of breasts by removing excess tissue and skin from the breasts. You can expect the following results from your breast reduction surgery:
Better proportions: Breasts that are smaller may complement the rest of your body better than large breasts; for example, you may notice that your waist is better accentuated. This surgery can help improve the appearance of your body’s contours.
Alleviate pain and discomfort: Chronic pain, tension, and overall discomfort often accompany breasts that are large and heavy. Breast reduction surgery can lead to a decrease in neck, shoulder, and back pain.
Boost in confidence: It is no secret that when you are satisfied with your appearance, your confidence and self-image can soar. If your confidence has taken a hit due to how you feel about your large breasts, this surgery may help create a positive change in the way you see yourself.
Improved ability to exercise: Smaller breasts can make participating in exercise and other activities easier with reduced discomfort.
Maintaining Your Results
The final breast reduction result is intended to last a long time. However, there are factors that can affect the way your breasts look after surgery.
Maintaining your results starts with closely following Dr. Breitbart’s post-surgical instructions. It is important to adhere to any activity restrictions, as overexerting yourself during recovery could lead to injury to your breasts, which may adversely affect the result.
You can also maintain your results by keeping a stable weight. Any significant fluctuations in weight can change the size of your breasts. If you plan to get pregnant or lose weight after your surgery, speak to Dr. Breitbart about your plans so that he can help you understand how these changes could affect your outcome.
Lastly, make sure you are keeping up with the follow-up appointments that are in your treatment plan. Follow-ups will help Dr. Breitbart assess your recovery and address any issues as they come up.
Breast Reduction in Long Island and Manhattan
If you are ready to take the first steps toward breast reduction, schedule a consultation with Arnold S. Breitbart, MD, to discuss your options. Contact Dr. Breitbart at (516) 365-3511 or fill out our online contact form.