Do you have disproportionately large breasts that cause you not only a decrease in self-esteem, but physical pain as well? Do you have indentations in your shoulders from the weight of your bra straps? If so, our Boston breast reduction surgery may be right for you. Weight caused by excessive breast tissue can lead to conditions that interfere with a woman’s ability to lead an active lifestyle or prevent her from fitting properly into clothing.
What’s the Solution?
Dr. Montilla performs breast reduction surgery to remove excessive breast and glandular tissue, as well as the resulting extra skin in order to achieve a breast size that is more in proportion with your body frame. This generally alleviates back and neck pain associated with the weight of the breasts prior to surgery. Please call our Greater Boston Area or Worcester offices to schedule a consultation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Overly developed breasts can cause a range of health issues, including pain and discomfort in the neck, back, and shoulders, difficulty sleeping, and skin conditions from chafing. In addition to the physical problems, breasts that are too large for the body can detract from a graceful silhouette, make it difficult to find clothes to fit, and attract unwanted attention from the opposite sex, causing a woman to feel self-conscious. You may be a good candidate for our breast reduction Worcester if you have:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body size
- Heavy breasts that droop and sag significantly
- Downward-pointing nipples and areolas
- Grooves in the shoulders from heavy breasts pulling downward against your bra straps
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Poor posture because your breast are too large and heavy
- Rashes and skin conditions in the area beneath the breasts
- Limited physical activities due to breast size
- Difficulty sleeping because of breast discomfort while lying down
- One breast significantly larger than the other
- Difficulty finding clothes and bras to fit
- Unwanted attention because of your breast size
- Feelings of self-consciousness because of overly large breasts
What Occurs During a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of the breasts, by removing excess tissue and skin and then tightening the remaining portion of the breast.
During a breast reduction with Dr. Montilla, the nerve and blood supply to the nipples are repositioned and most often kept intact. Areolas may also be reduced at this time. The incision line is circular around the areola, down the front of the breast, and sometimes horizontally across the base of the breast.
Breast reduction is an outpatient surgery that takes place in a hospital setting under general anesthesia and takes about 3 hours. Scars are easily covered by a bra or bathing suit.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
Most patients take 1-2 weeks off of work. You will be prescribed narcotic pain medication to help ease your discomfort after surgery. Heavy lifting is limited, as are vigorous work-outs for the first several weeks.
Any external stitches are removed after about 7-10 days. A supportive type of snug sports bra will be worn for approximately 6 weeks following your surgery. You may resume all regular activities after that time. Incision lines generally fade over 8-12 months and become less noticeable during that time.
Breast Reduction Conclusion
Breast reduction surgery is usually considered reconstructive in nature and may be covered by your health insurance provider if you meet certain medical criteria. In our Greater Boston Area or Worcester offices, we will help you obtain the coverage you need. Breast reduction surgery may interfere with the ability to breast feed, and changes that naturally happen during pregnancy can alter the outcome of the previous breast surgery.
Results of your breast reduction will continue to improve over several months, as the breast shape and position settle, however, substantial weight fluctuation will alter your otherwise lasting result.
A Surgeon Focused on Others
Whether in his own office or abroad, Dr. Montilla applies himself to the betterment of others. He is a member of several non-profit organizations, each of which is focused on those less fortunate. Surgicorps International provides medical missions to those abroad who are unable to access medical help. Hands Across the World is a nonprofit organization that provides free medical and surgical care, every year, to children and those in need in developing countries. Whether with these organizations or his own patients, Dr. Montilla leaves no stone unturned in ensuring his reach is as broad as possible.