Breast Reduction Surgery near Draper, UT

Breast reduction in Draper, UT

Having a breast reduction procedure should be a consideration for women suffering from complications related to having large, heavy breasts, also known as macromastia. If you are in or near Draper, UT, contact NuVista Plastic Surgery regarding breast reduction surgery. Some of the physical complications related to large breasts are:

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Pain in the chest wall
  • Poor posture
  • Headaches
  • Grooves in the shoulders from bra straps
  • Numbness or tingling in hands
  • Sleep apnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low exercise tolerance
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Rashes under the breasts

Macromastia can also cause emotional issues, especially in adolescent girls, which can follow into adulthood. Some of the emotional issues caused by large breasts are:

  • Extremely low self-esteem
  • 3 times likely to have an eating disorder, even with a normal BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Unwanted attention, including bullying and teasing
  • Decreased social activities
  • Increased risk of substance abuse

Breast reduction surgery is more than a cosmetic issue; it can have a have a huge impact on a woman’s mental health. Having a breast reduction is a permanent way to help alleviate the physical symptoms and a way to begin healing the emotional symptoms. As women age, breast tissue is affected by gravity and gets heavier and saggier, which can increase the number or level of symptoms. If you’re in or near the Draper area, contact NuVista to find out more about breast reduction surgery.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, depending on your exact surgical needs. Dr. Petersen will map and measure where your breasts should sit and will help you choose the right size and shape for your body. Excess breast tissue, fat and skin will be removed. The nipple and areola will be moved and reduced in size if necessary, to make the breast shape and look and feel lighter, perkier and firmer. The incisions will be covered and a wrap and shaping bra will be used to support your breasts while they heal. Most women are able to return to most of their regular activities six weeks after surgery.

Contact NuVista to Learn More about Breast Reduction

If you live in or near Draper, UT, and are interested in learning more about the benefits of having a breast reduction procedure, contact NuVista today at 801-261-5791. Dr. J. Dayne Petersen is a board certified plastic surgeon, has a specialty in craniofacial surgery and has even been a faculty member, teaching others how to perform plastic surgery. He has received awards and patient satisfaction ratings in the 90 to 95 percentile. So, when you’re ready for the life-changing procedure of breast reduction, contact NuVista Plastic Surgery in Draper, UT.