Women may opt for breast reduction to help alleviate physical and emotional discomfort when they develop disproportionately large breasts.

Large breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain and lead to skin irritation or infection under the breast crease. Large breasts make it difficult to engage in physical activity and can make women feel self-conscious or experience unwanted attention.

Breast reduction in Cypress performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivier Deigni can dramatically improve your quality of life and relieve physical pain and discomfort.

What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that makes breast tissue smaller. Although many women may struggle with the decision to have this procedure, it typically has one of the highest satisfaction rates.

The majority of breast reductions are performed on an outpatient basis. During the surgery, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, Dr. Deigni removes excess skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts.

This changes the shape, size, and position of the breast tissue on the chest wall. The surgical procedure will leave scars on the breasts that are hidden by most clothing. You and Dr. Deigni will discuss the surgical plans and placement of the scars so you can be fully prepared after surgery.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Deigni removes the excess tissue and repositions the nipple. When necessary, the diameter of the areola will also be reduced so it is in proportion with the rest of the breast. Sutures are added deep into the breast tissue to help support the newly shaped breasts.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Women who are good candidates for breast reduction in Cypress have large breasts that cause chronic discomfort, nerve pain, rashes, or skin irritations. Poor self-image, inability to take part in some activities, and trouble fitting into bras and clothing are other reasons women seek breast reduction. However, breast reduction surgery is generally not recommended for women who smoke, do not want scars on their breasts, or are obese.

Smoking and nicotine impair healing and increase the risk of complications during surgery. Women who smoke must be willing to quit for six weeks before and after the surgery. This includes any nicotine delivery system, such as vaping, chewing tobacco, nicotine gum, or nicotine patches.

The ideal candidate is in good general health without any uncontrolled, underlying medical health conditions such as heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. You will need help at home in the first week or two after surgery and should have realistic expectations of what the surgery can accomplish.

How to Prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery

Preparing for major surgery can help smooth your recovery. You and Dr. Deigni will review your medical history and any medications you take.

Some medications may need to be adjusted or supplements eliminated before surgery, such as those that can increase the risk of bleeding. Dr. Deigni will discuss your expectations for a realistic recovery and outcomes.

As you prepare for breast reduction surgery in Cypress, engage the help of a trusted friend or family member who can drive you home on the day of surgery and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours afterward.

Set up a recovery area with essential items like water, snacks, and entertainment within easy reach. Be sure you do not have to climb the stairs or reach above your head after surgery to get anything you need.

Closely follow all pre-surgery instructions, including washing and preparing your body before surgery to reduce the risk of infection and arriving with loose-fitting clothing that buttons down the front since you won’t be able to raise your hands above your head when you get dressed after surgery.

What to Expect During Recovery

Dr. Deigni will give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself after surgery. Following these instructions closely can reduce your risk of complications and infection. When you wake up in recovery, your breasts will be covered with bandages, and you will have a surgical bra to hold the tissue in place as it heals.

Dr Deigni uses his drainless technique when performing a breast reduction so you will not have to worry about drainage tubes. This advanced technique allows for a smoother recovery process. In the first week, your breasts may feel tender and may be swollen and bruised. You will wear a surgical bra at all times to help reduce swelling and support the tissues as they heal. You will have limited physical activity for the first two weeks and should plan to take off work for at least one week.

Learn More About Breast Reduction in Cypress

Large breast tissue can cause pain and discomfort. We encourage you to call our office today at 281-721-4373 or fill out our online form and schedule your consultation to learn more about breast reduction in Cypress.

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