Relieve Pain And Strain In Westfield, NJ
Why might a woman choose breast reduction from NJ plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Burnett? Overly large breasts can be an actual pain, creating chronic discomfort in the shoulders, neck, back, and head; skin irritation in the creases below the breasts; skin irritation and indentations from tight bra straps; and even pinched nerves that lead to numbness or tingling in the arms and hands. Big breasts can also contribute to poor posture due to forward gravitational pull, cause clothes to a fit poorly, get in the way of certain exercises and other activity, or simply draw unwanted attention.
No matter the reason, our New Jersey-based plastic surgery team can help. Dr. Burnett performs breast reduction procedures for women in Westfield and across New Jersey. Our patients are treated with the utmost in compassionate care, allowing us to achieve their desired outcome.* Whether you are looking to get a more proportionate frame, want to put a stop to chronic pain associated with large breasts, or want a different quality of attention, we have the skill and experience necessary to give you natural, more manageable breasts.* Breast reduction generally has one of the highest satisfaction rates for patients.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate For A Breast Reduction In NJ?
Patients who are healthy, don't smoke, maintain realistic expectations, and have large breasts that make a negative impact on their quality of life are the best candidates for a breast reduction. Losing weight and taking pain medication sometimes isn't enough to address the drawback of large breasts, and the only option left is surgery. Patients who opt for a breast reduction are often those who have:
- Dissatisfaction with the size of their breasts
- Breasts that get in the way of daily activities, or excessive breast movement that makes exercise uncomfortable or embarrassing
- Grooves on the shoulder areas from bra straps because of the weight of their breasts
- Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Challenges finding bras and other clothes that fit properly
- Under-breast soreness and sweat rashes
- Numbness of the fingers, hands, and arms.
Breast Reduction Procedure Details
A breast reduction not only makes breasts smaller and firmer, but also has the added benefit of lifting them. This gives you a more youthful, proportionate, and balanced appearance while making the clothes you wear look more flattering and feel more comfortable.
During the breast reduction, incisions are made in order to remove tissue, fat, and skin to reduce your breast size. The remaining tissue of the breasts is molded, reshaped, and repositioned to a more attractive and elevated area on the chest, with improved projection. The nipples and areolas may also need to be elevated to create the most visually appealing and natural appearance.
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. Dr. Burnett may combine liposuction with other excision techniques, depending on your anatomy and the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. He may choose one of the following breast reduction incision options:
- A circular incision around the border of the areola
- A keyhole shaped incision that circles the areola and stretches vertically down to the natural breast crease
- An inverted-T pattern that consists of three incisions around the outside of the areola, a vertical line down to the breast crease, and a small incision along the breast crease
What To Expect From Breast Reduction Recovery
You can return home following breast reduction, and although the transformation to your breasts will be visible right away, their shape will continue to gradually improve as you recover. It will take some time for the swelling to go down after surgery, as well as for scars to fade. Patients experience some discomfort and fatigue during the first few days. You'll be able to walk around—but don't overdo it! Intense exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided during the first six to eight weeks.
More Than Breast Reduction
In addition to breast reduction, there are a variety of other breast-related surgical procedures available for patients. A breast lift performed on its own involves simply raising the position of breasts that are sagging and reshaping them. A breast augmentation is designed to create rounder, fuller breasts using implants for those who want to enhance their curves.