Breast Reduction Surgery
This procedure, known as reduction mammoplasty, will achieve the goals of attaining a breast size that is in proportion to your body, as well as alleviating the discomfort often associated with overly large breasts.
Excessively large breasts can negatively affect your health in several ways, including severe emotional difficulties for some women. While self-image issues may be more difficult to address, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort, caused by the excess weight of your breasts.
Factors That May Justify Breast Reduction Surgery:
- Your breasts limit your physical activity
- You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
- You have regular indentations from bra straps that support heavy breasts
- You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Dr Bell will discuss with you the possible option of a large breast reduction being covered by OHIP and performing the procedure in a hospital
Breast Reduction Technique And Results
Dr. Bell will determined the most appropriate technique to use to reduce the size of your breasts , based on your individual condition, breast composition and the amount of reduction desired.
The results of your breast reduction surgery, performed by Dr. Bell at his accredited surgical centre in Toronto, will be immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical enlargement will resolve and incision lines will fade.
Recovery Time For Breast Reduction Surgery
When your breast reduction procedure has been completed by Dr. Bell at his Toronto clinic, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. Dr. Bell will advise that an elastic bandage or support bra may be worn to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
You Will Be Given Specific Instructions For Breast Reduction Recovery
These may include: how to care for your breasts following breast reduction surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and when to follow up with Dr. Bell at his clinic in Toronto.
Breast Reduction Surgery: The Outcome
The outcome of the breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Bell at his accredited surgical centre in Toronto will be long-lasting. Your new breast size should help to relieve the pain and physical limitations experienced prior to your breast reduction.
However, Dr. Bell will caution that, over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity.