While many women dream of having larger breasts, for those who have been given natural breasts which they feel are disproportionately large when compared to the rest of their body, they can feel like a curse. From neck and back pain, to difficulty exercising and finding clothes which fit, the problems experienced by women with overly large breasts are very real, and can even be debilitating.
Female plastic surgeon Dr Lisa Friederich offers breast reduction to her patients to empower women to be able to feel more comfortable and confident in their own shape and skin.
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery can reduce and reshape the breast tissue, while also lifting it to create an overall smaller and more aesthetically pleasing breast shape.
Your breast reduction journey
Some reasons you may be considering breast reduction surgery include:
- Back pain caused by heavy breast tissue
- Neck pain caused by heavy breast tissue
- Breast tenderness and discomfort
- Grooving of the shoulders caused by bra straps
- Rashes between the folds of the skin on the breasts
Through reduction mammoplasty, Dr Lisa Friederich is able to reduce the size of overly large breasts, alleviating the physical weight of heavy pendulous breasts, achieving a more balanced shape.
During your initial consultation, Dr Lisa Friederich will discuss your goals and concerns with you at length so she fully understands your desired outcomes and motivation for this surgery. Following this and a comprehensive examination of your current health and physiology, Dr Lisa will advise you of the best approach to achieve your goals, and work with you to create a plan which suits your unique needs.
Breast reduction FAQs
The length of time required to complete your breast reduction surgery is heavily dependent on the exact plan decided on between yourself and Dr Lisa Friederich, but in general this surgery will take around three hours.
Due to the nature of this surgery, you will be left with some visible scarring. This will run vertically down the nipple down to the breast crease. With time, the scarring will fade. Dr Lisa Friederich makes every effort to employ techniques which will reduce the severity of any scarring as much as possible.
You should be able to return to work and other light duties about a week after breast reduction surgery. Vigorous activities should be avoided for several weeks afterwards. Every patient’s recovery from this procedure is different. Dr Lisa Friederich and her team are there to support each and every patient on their journey.
No. Every patient’s unique needs and circumstances will be taken into consideration before Dr Lisa works with them to create a treatment plan to suit their needs.
Most patients should find they are able to breastfeed following this surgery. However, it should be noted that pregnancy and breastfeeding following this type of surgery may have some impact on the final outcomes.
If you would like to request a breast reduction consultation with Dr Lisa Friederich, or to request further information about this procedure, please do not hesitate to get in contact.