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When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, breast reduction can have a tremendously positive effect on women with overly large and heavy breasts. By resizing the breasts to a smaller size that is proportionate with the rest of the body, women no longer have to struggle with the physical discomfort and low self-confidence caused by enlarged breasts.
If you are embarrassed or experience pain because of oversized breasts, Mr Miles Banwell, founder of Attune Clinic, can help. As a talented and experienced plastic surgeon, Mr Banwell has helped hundreds of women enjoy a higher quality of life with breast reduction.
Why Women Trust Mr Banwell for Breast Reduction
Mr Banwell understands the physical and emotional distress that women with heavy, oversized breasts face. Although many of these women report the same problems, such as chronic back pain and low self-esteem, Mr Banwell believes the key to successful breast reduction is individualized treatment and care. Before breast reduction, he meets with each patient individually and listens to her needs and goals. Together with the patient, Mr Banwell creates an individualized treatment plan that addresses her concerns. The surgeon utilizes his technical expertise to reduce the size of the breasts in a way that complements the woman’s unique body and makes her feel more confident in her skin.
Can I Benefit from Breast Reduction?
You may benefit from breast reduction if you:
- Are self-conscious about the appearance of your oversized breasts and/or nipple-areola complex
- Experience physical discomfort (back, shoulder, neck pain, poor posture, infection and rashes) due to overly large breasts
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations from plastic surgery
In order to deliver the most satisfying results for each patient, Mr Banwell takes an individualized approach during each breast reduction procedure.
Prior to your surgery, Mr Banwell will meet with you for a personal consultation to discuss your goals and evaluate your anatomy and any physical discomfort you may feel from your large, pendulous breasts. Using this information, Mr Banwell will create a treatment plan that yields the most attractive and satisfying results.
Breast reduction is performed as an inpatient procedure under general anesthesia. To begin, Mr Banwell will create an incision on the breast. Mr Banwell will use the incision technique that best achieves your desired outcome. There are three main incision techniques used for breast reduction:
- The periareolar incision, a circular pattern that extends along the outer circumference of the areola
- The keyhole incision runs around the areola and extends towards the front of the breast down to the natural breast fold.
- The anchor incision encircles the areola and extends vertically to the breast fold and continues in both directions along the breast fold
Once the incision is made, Mr Banwell will excise excess skin, fat and glandular tissue from the breast. If necessary, he will resize the areola before raising it to a more attractive and youthful position on the breast mound. Once finished, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures and stitches. He will then dress the breasts with shower-proof dressings and place a surgical bra to support the healing tissues.
What to Expect from Recovery
The initial recovery period for breast reduction typically takes one week, during which patients should take time off from work and their normal routine. You are advised to get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activities including exercise, bending and lifting heavy objects. Mr Banwell will prescribe oral pain medication to minimize discomfort caused by tenderness or soreness. Follow-up appointments are important so the surgeon can monitor your healing process and make modifications your recovery as needed.
It may take several months for residual swelling and bruising to dissipate and the final results to appear. Once you are fully healed, you can expect smaller breasts that complement your frame and overall figure. Physical and emotional discomfort previously caused by overly large breasts will no longer be an issue. As a result, physical activities such as running will be more enjoyable and your self-confidence will skyrocket!
How long does the procedure take to complete?
Breast reduction can take approximately two hours or more to complete, depending on the details of the operation, including whether another procedure (e.g., breast lift) is being performed simultaneously.
When can I resume exercise?
Many patients are eager to resume exercise soon after breast reduction. However, exercising or elevating the heart rate too soon after any surgical procedure can lead to serious complications and compromise the results. Your surgeon will advise that you take it easy the first two weeks of recovery, get plenty of bed rest and avoid most physical activities. While running, lifting weights and cardio exercises will be off limits during the initial recovery period, we recommend you take short, leisurely walks as soon as you feel ready to promote good blood circulation.
Most patients are cleared to resume light-impact exercises at the four-week mark and high-impact exercises at the six- to eight-week mark of recovery. Ultimately, only your surgeon can determine when it is safe for you to exercise again.
What can I do to speed up the recovery process?
The best thing you can do to ensure a speedy and safe recovery is to follow all of your surgeon’s orders. Mr Banwell will provide you with detailed instructions to follow, including how to clean and care for your healing incisions, what activities to avoid and for how long, and when to return to his office for follow-up appointments.
Plan on getting as much bed rest as possible during the first one or two weeks (depending on what your surgeon advises). Eating healthy foods and staying hydrated can boost your immune system and help your body heal faster.
Will scarring be noticeable?
Breast surgery does leave some scarring. Mr Banwell is trained and skilled in the latest and most advanced incision techniques. He knows how to create and place incisions in a way that produces the least amount of visible scarring. With proper care, your scars will fade over time.
Does breast reduction correct saggy breasts?
Breast reduction corrects the size and proportion of oversized breasts. It does not correct breast sag (or ptosis). Breast lift is designed to raise the breast mound higher on the chest wall for a perkier and more youthful appearance. Because heavy, enlarged breasts can stretch out the skin and lead to noticeable breast sag, many breast reduction patients opt to combine breast reduction with breast lift.
To learn more about how breast reduction can help you look and feel better, schedule an appointment with leading plastic surgeon Mr Miles Banwell. Please contact Attune Clinic today.