Breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure for women living with the burden of overly large breasts. Dr. Neil Zemmel is proud to offer his expertise with this surgery to improve patients’ overall quality of life, often by alleviating associated pain as well as helping them realize their aesthetic goals. He customizes every procedure to the specific needs of each patient to ensure they achieve the most natural-looking reduction possible.
Throughout the breast reduction process – from before your surgery through the end of your recovery – our team will be in close contact with you to make sure all of your questions are answered and any concerns you have are addressed.
To get a better understanding of what to expect as you navigate through your recovery, read about results and potential complications below.
Breast Reduction Results
For the first couple weeks, your breasts may feel tight and appear swollen. Although every patient heals at a different pace, this typically resides very quickly after the first week. Your breasts may also be positioned higher on the chest and feel slightly firm. However, as your body continues to heal over the next few weeks, your breasts should settle into their final position and achieve a more natural contour.
Recovery typically extends over the course of several months. As your breasts gradually evolve into their final shape, you can notice a more natural-looking teardrop shape and a softer feel. In addition, scarring from the incisions gradually becomes less noticeable. If you suffered from upper body pain caused by enlarged breasts prior to surgery, you should already be noticing relief from having the excess tissue removed.
Complications of Breast Reduction Surgery
Our team at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery strive to uphold the highest standards of care and safety. We are committed to helping you achieve your ideal breast reduction results while minimizing any potential risks. Despite our efforts, it is still possible for complications to arise. This is why our doctor and nurses are so thorough with you about pre- and post-operative instructions, to ensure you are taking the right precautions to heal properly.
Although rare, potential complications that can arise from breast reduction surgery include: bleeding, infection, damage to other tissues, tissue loss, thickened scars, nipple loss or loss of sensation, and asymmetrical breasts. Should you experience any problems during your recovery, your surgeon will do everything possible to correct these issues so you can fully enjoy your new results.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to learn how breast reduction can help you obtain your desired breast appearance, please contact us to schedule your consultation. To view examples of the results you may be able to achieve from our board-certified plastic surgeon, please visit our gallery with before-and-after pictures of our past breast reduction patients.