Having breasts that are out of proportion to your body can feel like a burden. Women with large breasts often opt for breast reduction to improve back issues and reduce irritation. If you struggle with these issues, our resident plastic surgeon, Dr. Alain Polynice, can help. Get in touch with our team in Santa Barbara, California, to learn more.
What Is Breast Reduction?
A reduction mammaplasty, or “breast reduction,” is a procedure done to remove skin, fat, and glandular tissue from the breast. By removing excess tissue, the breast’s shape is improved, and the breast’s size is reduced. This provides both aesthetic improvements and relieves some of the neck, back, and shoulder pain that women with large breasts can struggle with.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
A typical breast reduction surgery takes roughly 2-3 hours to perform and involves different techniques. The exact procedure will depend on your specific needs. These can be discussed during your initial appointment with Dr. Polynice. During your visit, Dr. Polynice will walk you through your options and share recommendations. Your procedure will be personalized for you to ensure you get the optimal size and shape you desire.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Opting for breast reduction can have many benefits. While an improvement in physical appearance is a major factor, the benefits don’t stop there. This procedure can also:
- Result in less neck, back, and shoulder pain.
- Make clothing feel more comfortable.
- Reduce chafing and irritation.
- Improve the symmetry of your body.
- Improve your exercise experience.
- End social embarrassment.
Schedule Breast Reduction Surgery in Santa Barbara
If you have large, asymmetrical breasts that you would like to reduce, we can help. Connect with Dr. Polynice at Turner Medical Arts to learn about our plastic surgery options. To request an appointment, simply call (805) 962-1957 or fill out the form below. We’re looking forward to your visit!