While many believe that large breasts are a good thing, they may not be for those who have them. Over-sized breasts are often the source of neck and back pain, and can be cosmetically disproportionate, leading many women to seek to reduce their size. David D. Davila, DO, FACOS, has answered the call at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, offering breast reduction services to his patients in the Houston area. If you’d like to understand more about how breast reduction can help, call to make an appointment.
There are many reasons why you may opt for breast reduction, including:
Breast reduction is a procedure that delivers both cosmetic and health benefits, depending upon your situation. Whether you simply want your breasts to be more in line with your overall body shape, or you’re suffering from the pain and discomfort that can come with large breasts, Dr. Davila can help.
There are two options in breast reduction, depending upon the size of your breasts and your overall goals:
The answer to this depends upon the extent and the type of your breast reduction procedure. If Dr. Davila removes a fair amount of tissue and relocates your nipples, it takes time for the area to fully heal. Even if it’s just a minor adjustment, your body still needs time to heal.
In general, you should count on taking it easy for several weeks, because you may have some swelling, pain, and bruising in the area. These typically resolve themselves as your body’s natural healing resources go to work.
After the surface tissue has healed, your body still needs time to adjust to the new shape. So, while you may immediately feel the effects of the reduction, it may take several months before you fully appreciate the cosmetic results.
If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction, call Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.