Patients may choose to have breast reduction surgery because of shoulder, neck or back pain, discomfort while sleeping, rashes under trapped skin, an inability to participate in particular sports or wear certain clothes, or even a feeling of self-consciousness. Feeling comfortable in your own skin isn’t always easy. Both the psychological, physical, and emotional reasons for desiring a reduced bust line are real and valid.
Dr. Delia genuinely understands how a distorted self-image can impact a woman’s esteem. As a plastic surgeon and true artist, he combines a skilled hand with an artful eye for masterful results. He believes in an individualized approach that puts the patient’s vision at the forefront. His ability to listen carefully to what his patients want and execute in a collaborative and expert manner make him an ideal choice for a breast reduction procedure. Dr. Delia’s goal is to provide each patient with results that restore their confidence and inspire an empowered attitude.
What does breast reduction surgery address?
Every patient is different, and Dr. Delia makes a point of taking the time to consult closely with his patients to determine how much of a reduction is needed. Breast reduction surgery removes a part of the breast skin, fat, and glandular (breast) tissue.
The benefits from a breast reduction are more than a shift in physical appearance. Patients may experience less shoulder and back pain, a more symmetrical appearance, and improvement in the fit of clothing.
Before the operation, you will work with Dr. Delia to discuss your aesthetic and physical goals regarding your breast reduction. Incision location will be determined based on the shape and size of your breasts. Dr. Delia will work with you to decide on the best course of action for your individual needs. No two breast reduction surgeries are the same, and Dr. Delia attention to detail and artistic vision allows him to tailor the procedure to your desires.
What does breast reduction entail?
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia with a licensed anesthetist overseeing the procedure. The surgery takes anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on the degree of reduction desired. All of Dr. Delia’s breast reductions are performed at an outpatient surgery center.
A breast reduction may result in a lifted breast with the nipple and areola made the appropriate size and located at the correct position. The procedure can also be combined with a tummy tuck or liposuction. Dr. Delia will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic during your consultation.
After the procedure
Expect to feel tired and sore after the procedure. There may be some postoperative discomfort, but generally, the pain is managed with oral pain killers and subsides within a couple of days.
Although the patient goes home after the surgery and must walk around, they will be unable to perform any strenuous activity. Movement should be limited so that the tissues can heal. A capable adult should stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery. Most patients can return to work after one week.
Schedule your consultation on Boston’s South Shore
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Delia today. During your initial appointment, he will go over the procedure with you and answer any questions you have. Call 781-934-1599 or contact us through our website to set up an appointment at our South Shore office.