If you feel that your breasts are too large or heavy, then you might consider breast reduction surgery. Breasts that are disproportionately large can cause pain in your back, shoulders, or neck, breathing difficulties, poor posture, and chafing under your breasts. Many women with very large breasts feel self-conscious and unattractive, and large breasts may interfere with normal daily activities or exercise.
Dr. Fryer changed my life! At 40 years old my too-large-for-my-frame breasts were sagging, causing back problems, headaches and self-esteem issues. Now at 41 I have no back pain or headaches and I feel great! Like I’m 20 again! I’m able to wear cute tops again. I know when people talk to me and are looking me in the eye and not at my breasts is a great feeling – I love Dr. Fryer!
— Pam M.
Dr. Fryer will listen to your concerns and help you decide on the best approach to your problem. In addition to reducing the size of your breasts, the tissue will be lifted into a more youthful and pleasing position and contour. After breast reduction surgery, you can expect to have an improved body image and may experience an improvement from health problems associated with excessively large breasts.
Breast Reduction is done under general anesthesia in our Salt Lake City facility. Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple areolar complex), extend vertically below the nipple and may also include an incision in the fold under the breast. The nipple areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location, while excess breast tissue, skin, and fat are removed.
The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides within several days and can be easily controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6 to 12 months. It is important to note that breast reduction surgery may significantly reduce your ability to breast feed.
The specific risks and the suitability of breast reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with Dr. Fryer. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.
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