Large breasts cause more problems than most people realize. Along with neck and back pain, you may also struggle with limits on what you can wear and which activities feel comfortable. Breast reduction surgery gives you shapely, proportionate breasts. Dr. Holley specializes in natural-looking results that restore your confidence. 

What is Breast Reduction Surgery or Reduction Mammaplasty?

A reduction mammaplasty or breast reduction is a procedure to remove excess breast volume. It also creates a size and shape that suit your body and make you feel comfortable wearing and doing whatever you want. Dr. Holley will customize your breast reduction to give you a size and shape you love. He may also reposition the areolas to a more lifted, natural position. 

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What to Wear After Breast Reduction Surgery

You cannot move your arms very much right after breast reduction. We recommend having several large, soft shirts that zip or close in the front. Find a few comfortable favorites you can get on and off without lifting your arms or stretching your chest. 

Your breasts will have dressings after surgery and may also have a support bra or wrap. Swelling and bruising will start to fade after about a week and usually resolve within about three weeks. Most people can return to work after about a week. Dr. Holley will let you know when you can add activities to your routine. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are bothered by their large breasts. You may be a good candidate if your large breasts cause you to experience the following:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Discomfort during physical activities
  • Difficulty finding clothes that fit correctly 
  • Stress and anxiety

Ideal candidates for reduction mammaplasty have no significant health problems and reasonable expectations. Dr. Holley does not recommend breast reduction if you plan to breastfeed in the future. 

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What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

The benefits of breast reduction surgery are physical and emotional. This procedure can have life-changing effects for anyone who has struggled with the effects of large breasts for long enough. 

Pain Relief

Reduction mammaplasty can significantly improve neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts. You may notice improved posture and less discomfort with less weight pulling your body forward. 

Increased Confidence

If you have large breasts, you may have felt you needed to dress and position yourself to minimize them. After your breast reduction, you will love your breasts’ new, proportionate appearance. 

More Freedom

Without the burden of large breasts, you can feel free to wear more stylish and comfortable clothes. You can also engage in your favorite high-impact activities without breast pain. 

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast reduction? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222-1611 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott Holley, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon.  Proudly serving Kalamazoo and the greater Southwest Michigan area.