While some think that large breasts are an asset, many women who have them find they are uncomfortable. Large breasts are often out of proportion with the rest of the body and can cause many painful symptoms.
Large breasts can negatively impact a person both physically and emotionally, causing symptoms such as back, neck and shoulder pain, bra strap indentions, rashes under the breasts, poor posture, low self-esteem and restricted activity. Many women seek treatment to reduce the painful effects of their large breasts while also improving their self-confidence and overall quality of life.
What Happens During a Breast Reduction and Lift Procedure?
Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of large, disproportionate breasts by removing excess fat, tissue and skin for a more desirable appearance and relief of physical and emotional symptoms. A breast lift is performed to return youthful shape and to lift breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of gravity. The procedure can also reduce areola size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
While a breast reduction procedure will make the breasts smaller, a lift will bring them higher for a more uplifted profile.
Dr. Nickodem can perform breast procedures that include a breast reduction and lift at the same time and devise an individualized plan by carefully examining each patient and discussing their cosmetic goals and expectations. The key is to remove an appropriate amount of breast tissue that will in turn relieve negative symptoms while producing a natural, more youthful breast position.
Following breast reduction and lift in Annandale, your breasts should look smaller, more proportionate and have a higher placement on your chest. You should notice a significantly lighter weight, giving you more comfort in your day-to-day life, along with a more attractive, enhanced profile that better suits your body.
If you are suffering from pain or frustrated with how the size and the appearance of your breasts limits your daily activity, contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com to schedule a free consultation.