Enlarged breasts can cause a host of medical issues relating to disturbed sleep, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, restrict limitations in sports, and interfere with daily routine activities. If an individual finds themselves in this situation, then it makes them a good candidate for a reduction. Reduction surgery is popular in many places, including Los Angeles, California, and can be performed there by Los Angeles plastic surgeons.
Females are not the only ones that seek this type of reduction. Some males may find that they suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of one or both breasts. This condition can occur from the use of anti-depressants, blood pressure medication, steroids, and others. Gynecomastia cannot be controlled with diet or exercise. Sometimes liposuction alone can fix the issue but it is best left for Los Angeles reconstructive surgeons to decide on that.
During the reduction procedure, the physician may typically lift the breast and put the nipple in proper placement. This gives the breast a more natural shape, appearance, and more balance. Before the reduction patients often note the imbalance and disproportion of both the breasts. Women experience satisfaction after the procedure because it restores the self-confidence that was lacking before the plastic surgery. Painful symptoms that once plagued the patient will be no more.
The technique the physician uses depends on the shape and size of the breast. On the day of the patients pre-op appointment the physician will tell the patient if the vertical incision or the horizontal incision. It is best then to ask any questions that may come to mind before the actual surgery date. It is always best to follow the surgeons orders to ensure maximum success during the procedure and after.
Reduction is an outpatient procedure and rarely warrants an overnight stay. Work can be resumed a few weeks following surgery, provided that the healing process is going as planned and that the job the patient has will not jeopardize full recovery. Sexual activity should be avoided for a week unless otherwise specified by the surgeon. Patients should not become overwhelmed with the new appearance of a smaller bust. It may take some time getting used to it. Patients should keep in mind that the incisions will always be seen, but over time it will begin to fade. The incisions are placed so that they are easily covered with clothing, especially if what is being worn is a V-neckline top or dress in Los Angeles.