Backaches and Pain? 3 Things to Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

Woman Examining Breast Mastopathy or CancerBreaking the news that she herself decided to undergo breast reduction surgery, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter decided to tell the world a little bit about her journey. In order to alleviate backaches and pain caused by her heavy breasts, this young star was excited and read to feel like a regular teenager once again. If you yourself have had a similar experience with contstant backaches and pain caused by overly large breasts, it’s time to take matters into your own hands— or rather, into the hands of a surgeon— and look into surgery.

How is the process done?

By taking out some of the extra fat and breast tissue in your breasts, a breast reduction surgery is designed to give you smaller yet natural and perky looking breasts. While under anesthesia, the doctor will make small incisions either under your breast or under your armpits and will then go in and start to take out any extra fat and breast tissue. If the doctor notices that this might cause your breasts to sag, he may recommend that you also receive a breast lift at the same time, which will help to make your breasts perkier.

Will They Grow Back?

Affected by both weight loss and weight gain, breast tissue can sometimes grow back after a reduction surgery. However, before your surgery, you and your doctor will discuss the liklihood of this occurring in your specific case and will also discuss what measures you can take to prevent this from happening. For example, if you keep weight off and don’t gain any excess weight, your breasts shouldn’t grow back. Whereas if you do the opposite and gain a lot of weight, they will likely grow back because it’s part of the body’s natural process.

What is Recovery Like?

Similar to breast enhancement surgery, recovery for a breast reduction takes a few weeks for you to fully recover. Typically after your surgery, your doctor will have you wear bandages in order to keep your breasts in place while they heal after the surgery. Although some complications are possible, chances of infection, if cared for properly, aren’t likely.

If you have overly large breasts and are considering having breast reduction surgery, the answers to these three common questions will help you to make a more educated decision.

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