Many women with very large breasts find navigating everyday life uncomfortable. It is often challenging to find clothing that fits properly. Many women with large, heavy breasts find it difficult to engage in physical activity or suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain. They can also suffer from skin irritation beneath their breasts, indentations in their shoulders from overly tight bra straps, and even skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Often, women and teenagers with unusually large breasts feel self conscious and unhappy with their disproportionate shape.
A breast reduction — or a reduction mammoplasty — is a procedure that removes excess fat, breast tissue and skin, giving your breasts a smaller, lighter, firmer appearance and making them more proportional to the rest of your body. The areola surrounding the nipple can also be reduced and is positioned in a more ideal higher position. Dr. Motakis has expertly performed countless breast reductions surgeries to give women natural looking proportionate breasts, which allow them to live a comfortable, confident, active lifestyle. Breast reduction is a procedure that is often very similar to a breast lift, the main difference being that in a breast reduction the breast is made smaller. Both procedures result in a lifted breast and frequently have similar incisions.
What Does a Breast Reduction Involve?
During a reduction mammoplasty, the size of your breasts is reduced through the removal of excess breast tissue, fat and skin. Dr. Motakis removes excess breast tissue through incisions around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. After the breast tissue is reduced, lifted and shaped, the areola can be reduced in size and the nipple is repositioned. Incisions made during the procedure are brought together to reshape the now smaller, firmer breasts. While incision lines are permanent, they are hidden wherever possible, and usually significantly fade and improve over time and often become imperceptible.
The operation takes two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After surgery the patients are kept in the recovery room for a few hours but go home the same day. You will need to take at least one week off work so that you can recover at home. You will also have to refrain from any strenuous physical activity and wear a special supportive bra during the first few weeks after surgery.
A breast reduction will help your body to look more in proportion. Your breasts will not grow back, but they may increase in size if you put on weight or become pregnant.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Dr Motakis will explain to you what to expect after breast reduction surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives before going ahead.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
Certain healthcare plans, including the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, may pay for breast reduction to relieve medical symptoms. Coverage may depend on a significant amount of breast tissue being removed. To determine your eligibility, you will require a letter of predetermination from your family physician prior to surgery. At his private clinic, Dr. Motakis can only assist you if you are seeking a purely cosmetic breast reduction.Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women with large breasts that are in good physical health, and have realistic expectations about the surgical results.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether breast reduction is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. In consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with the information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery that you need in order to make an informed decision. Having performed countless cosmetic facial surgeries, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of a breast reduction or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.