I’ve heard I can have painful nipple sensation after a breast reduction
Big breasts have nerves that are constantly on stretch. A breast reduction allows this stretching to recover. While the nerves are recovering they can be a little confused and feel painful. Sensation to the nipple can take some months to settle down and get back to normal. But in the end, it is well worth it!
What are some of the reasons to decide to have a breast reduction?
Consider a breast reduction when your breasts start to impact on you physically, socially and psychologically.
Physically: Your large breasts may affect your posture, limit exercise choices and cause back, neck and shoulder pain.
Socially: Receiving unwanted attention and unwelcome comments about your large breasts can be very distressing. Clothing choices may be limited because nothing fits properly.
Psychologically: Constantly feeling self conscious and embarrassed may affect one’s self esteem and interfere in one’s intimate relationships. You may have been concerned about your breasts for many years, or dread to think of the years to come where they will impact on you even more.
I believe it is important to feel comfortable in your own body and confident in what you do and whatever your age. If your daily life is suffering as a result of having very large breasts click the link in the bio to go to the website and read about patient breast reduction journeys.
Am I too old to have a breast reduction?
There is no age limit if you are fit, well and able to have a general anaesthetic. Having struggled with large breasts your whole life, or just after the menopause, it is not too late to consider breast reduction surgery. No matter your age, you might feel that you have carried the weight of your big bosom for far too long and have decided that it is time to do something about it. Breast reductions have many functional benefits including improving neck, back and shoulder ache. Even more reason to consider breast reduction hen one is older. Breast reduction surgery is one of the most rejuvenating operations there is! Large pendulous breasts can make one feel matronly at any age. No reason to continue feeling like this.
When will my stitches be removed?
I use continuous barbed stitches. All stitches are internal and dissolve and therefore do not need to be removed. The stitches last for 180 days and secures the new breast shape while healing occurs. The stitches just under the skin are tension free. This contributes to excellent scar quality.