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Breast reduction is one of the most commonly performed procedures by plastic surgeons. Patients seek breast reduction for many reasons, including neck and back pain, physical activity limitations, difficulty in finding clothing that fits, and psychological factors. In addition to the aforementioned, there are many other reasons patients seek breast reduction. A wide age range of patients get breast reductions. Adult patients of any age with large breasts (macromastia) can benefit from this procedure. Breast reduction reduces the volume and weight of the breasts while at the same time lifting them. The most descriptive term for this procedure is a breast reduction-lift, but it is usually referred to simply as a breast reduction. Most symptomatic patients that undergo breast reduction have improvement of symptoms from large breasts (macromastia) following the recovery period.

Recovery after breast reduction is a relatively easy process for most patients. Discomfort after breast reduction is often easily controlled with oral pain medicines. Daily living activities can usually be resumed the day after surgery. Many patients will return to light work in 2 to 3 days and full activity in 2 to 3 weeks. The vast majority of patients have a very easy and uneventful course after breast reduction.

To make an appointment for a free breast reduction consultation, call Herring Plastic Surgery at 910.486.9093.