Ever feel like your breasts are more of a burden than a blessing? We get it—the pain, unwanted attention, and constant struggle between looking good and feeling good.
A breast reduction delivers truly life-changing benefits, but is surgery your only option?
At Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery, we know the deep impact that excessively large breasts can have. We also know that surgery isn’t for everyone. So, we’re here to help you decide which solution is best for you.
In this article, we highlight the realities of large breasts, the intricacies of breast reduction surgery, and non-surgical options to make breasts look smaller.
Ready to fall back in love with your curves? Keep reading.
Understanding Life with Oversized Breasts
Millions of women across the U.S. struggle with breasts that are uncomfortably large—why does this happen? Well, it could be due to a number of reasons.
Some women suffer from macromastia, a condition where the mammary glands grow more than normal. Other women develop disproportionately large breasts because of hormonal imbalances, obesity, or genetics.
Regardless of the cause, excessively large breasts can appear saggy, asymmetric, or out of balance with your body frame.
…But aesthetic concerns are just the tip of the iceberg.
Large breasts can bring other physical and emotional problems, such as:
- Neck and back pain
- Shoulder strain and grooving
- Skin irritation and rashes
- Mobility or flexibility issues
- Low self-esteem
- Posture problems
- Limited fashion
- Difficulty sleeping
- Social challenges
- Diminished quality of life
But if you think these symptoms have to be your norm, think again.
Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions
When you’ve had large breasts for years, it’s easy to get used to the daily struggles. From the limited clothing to the unwarranted stares, it just becomes another part of life.
Our stance? You deserve more than breasts weigh you down (literally and metaphorically). With surgical and non-invasive solutions available, we see no reason you can’t embrace a body you love.
First: Dr. Cat’s surgical approach to reducing breast size.
Surgical Treatment: Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that reduces breast size and repositions the nipples.
Curious about what to expect? Here’s what it entails:
Preparing for Breast Reduction
Preparing for breast reduction is just like preparing for any other surgical procedure. You’ll meet with Dr. Cat for an in-depth consultation to discuss your medical history, overall health, and unique concerns.
She takes her time to understand what brought you here, the results you envision, and which technique best suits your situation. Dr. Cat’s specialty? Bespoke breast reductions designed entirely around you.
Once you’re cleared for surgery, you’ll be given pre-op instructions, which can include:
- No smoking, drinking, or certain medications for some time
- Labwork and clearance from your general physician
- Arranging transport and support after surgery
- What to do and wear on the day of your procedure
From here, all that’s left is counting down the days until your transformation!
Breast Reduction Surgery
On the morning of your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Cat will meet with you once more to go over the surgical plan and answer any lingering questions you may have.
Nervous? Don’t be—you’re in the trusted hands of 90210’s most renowned breast specialist.
Once you’re in the O.R., Dr. Cat administers local and general anesthesia to ensure your utmost comfort and tranquility.
The surgery begins with Dr. Cat making an anchor-like incision around your areola, extending down the center of the breast to the crease. From here, she liposuctions (or removes via a thin tube) fat and excess tissue to artfully reduce breast size and reshape your breast tissue.
Once Dr. Cat achieves your desired size, she performs a breast lift to raise your breasts and nipple to a more youthful, aesthetic position. Worried about imbalance? Dr. Cat is extremely meticulous about creating natural symmetry and a beautiful, harmonious result.
After carefully closing your incisions, the healing phase of your procedure begins.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Dr. Cat’s exclusive technique paves the way for a swift and comfortable breast reduction recovery.
Your initial recovery will consist of some limited mobility. You may experience some swelling and tenderness but never any pain.
You’ll wear post-surgical drains to prevent excess fluid from accumulating in your breast tissue. Don’t worry—you’ll only wear it for about a week. Most patients feel almost back to normal around this time, but adhering to your post-op guidelines remains vital.
Between two weeks to four weeks, you’ll gradually reintroduce exercise and certain physical activities. In four to six months, your breasts will have settled into their new shape and size, revealing the full results of your breast reduction.
D-cup to B-cup? Check! Time to shop for your new silhouette.
Besides new wardrobe options, what other benefits does surgery offer?
Breast Reduction Health Benefits
- Instant relief from chronic pain: All that back, shoulder, and neck pain? It’ll be instantly erased once post-op swelling and tenderness reside.
- Enhanced physical comfort: Bouncing breasts and excess strain during certain activities disappear, making it more comfortable to partake in all your favorite workouts.
- Better posture: A smaller breast size helps with improving posture and elevating your shoulders.
- Breast lift: In addition to a size reduction, your breasts will fall into a perkier, more youthful position.
- Smoother skin: Now that your breasts are lighter, you don’t have to worry about bra straps digging into your shoulders or irritating your skin.
- Personalized results: Breast reduction surgery delivers fully customizable results, allowing you to be the architect of your breast size.
- Sky-high confidence: Your breasts may not project as much as before, but your confidence? It’s never been higher.
As for the non-surgical route…
Non-Surgical Breast Reduction Solutions
When it comes to decreasing breast size, breast reduction surgery stands as the safest, most effective avenue. That said, there are non-surgical methods to modestly reduce their size or, at the very least, create the appearance of smaller breasts.
If your oversized breasts stem from obesity, a healthier lifestyle, and weight loss could prove successful in making them smaller.
In addition to cardio and a balanced diet, some chest exercises that can help target and tone your chest include:
- Shoulder presses
- Chest presses
- Chest dips
- Plank exercises
- Cable crossovers
That said, there are some caveats to be aware of.
For one, if you’re already lean, losing weight might not be ideal. Second, if your breasts contain more glandular and fibrous tissue than fat, weight loss may not yield your desired results.
Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery: Crafting Curves You Can Cherish
Every woman deserves to feel fabulous in their own skin. And if your breasts are keeping you from doing so? It’s time to flip the script.
Non-invasive methods only offer temporary, subpar results. But Dr. Cat’s breast reduction results are as enduring as they are beautiful. And as a global expert in breast surgeries, there’s no one better to entrust your transformation to.
It’s time to open the door to a life where your chest no longer holds you back.