Do you feel like your back is under constant strain because of the weight of your breasts? You’re not alone. A lot of women experience problems because of their large breasts.

Not only does this include back pain but also breathing problems, skeletal deformities, skin irritation, and neck pain.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may want to consider having a breast reduction at West Michigan Plastic Surgery.

A lot of women also have breast reduction surgery because they are self-conscious about the size of their breasts and feel like they look out of proportion with the rest of their body.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at breast reduction in further detail, including the recovery process.

Breast Reduction
 Before & After Photos


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About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, which is also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that will remove the skin, glandular tissue, and fat from the breasts. This makes them appear firmer, lighter, and smaller.

A breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola, which is the dark skin that surrounds your nipples. 

Breast Reduction Recovery

Once you have had breast reduction surgery, bandages or dressings will be applied to the incisions. A support bra or elastic bandage may be worn to support the breasts while they heal and minimize swelling.

Dr. Holley will provide you with bespoke advice on the recovery timeline and what to expect. Nevertheless, we do recommend that you book a week off work following the procedure.

Dr. Holley will arrange a follow-up at West Michigan Plastic Surgery, as well as informing you of any medications you may need to take and how to care for your breasts after you have had breast reduction surgery.

It is not unusual for a thin, small tube to be placed under the skin temporarily to drain any excess fluid or blood that may collect.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

There are many benefits of breast reduction surgery, including:

  • Reduce the physical burden and eradicate pain
  • Remove skin irritation caused on the underside of the breasts
  • Help with breathing issues
  • Boost self-esteem 

There are cosmetic and physical benefits that are associated with breast reduction surgery. You can take a look at some of our breast reduction before and after photos to get a better understanding of what to expect from this sort of treatment.

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

While some women do opt for a breast reduction for cosmetic purposes, it is typically performed for physical relief. 

Most females who have breast reduction surgery are troubled by sagging and large breasts, which cause them physical discomfort and restrict their daily activities. 

In most cases, this treatment will not be carried out until the patient’s breasts are developed fully. However, it can be done earlier should your breasts be causing severe physical discomfort. 

The best candidate is someone who fully understands the procedure and has realistic expectations about the results. 

Dr. Holley does not recommend a breast reduction for any woman who intends to breastfeed in the future.