Breast Reduction Procedures near Holladay, UT

Getting a breast reduction procedure is an option for women who have complications from having large, heavy breasts, known as macromastia. If you are in or near Holladay, UT, reach out to NuVista Plastic Surgery to get more information on breast reduction surgery. Some of the main physical challenges women face with macromastia are:

  • Persistent neck pain
  • Continuous back pain
  • Pain in the shoulders
  • Pain in the chest wall
  • Bad 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
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Macromastia can result from emotional issues as well, especially in adolescent girls, and these issues can extend into adulthood. Some of the common emotional problems that are caused by large breasts follow:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Increased chance of developing an eating disorder, even with a normal BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Unwanted attention, which can include bullying and teasing
  • Decreased social activities
  • Increased risk of substance abuse

A breast reduction procedure is more than alleviating a physical appearance, and breast reduction surgery can positively impact a woman’s mental health. 

Getting a breast reduction procedure is a permanent solution to help reduce the physical problems you’re having, and it’s a way to start healing the emotional challenges you’ve had as well. 

As age comes into play, breast tissue gets affected by gravity, which makes breasts heavier and saggier. This can cause several symptoms. If you’re in or near the Holladay, UT, area, get in touch with NuVista Plastic Surgery to find out more about a breast reduction procedure.

 What is a Breast Reduction Procedure & Is it Risky?

First and foremost, the most critical question is whether or not breast reduction surgery is risky? There is always a risk factor, no matter what kind of surgery or procedure you have done. On that note, though, a breast reduction procedure is definitely on the safer side.

A breast reduction procedure is typically an outpatient procedure, and this will rely on your surgical needs. For the procedure, your breasts will be mapped and measured at where they should sit and help you choose the proper size and shape for your body. The extra breast tissue, fat, and skin will be removed. The nipple and areola will be moved, reduced if needed, and placed to make the shape of the breasts look and feel lighter, perkier, and firmer. The incisions will be covered, and you’ll be given a wrap and shaping bra to support your breasts while they heal. Most women can get back to their routine within six weeks after surgery, but healing time differs from patient to patient.

What are the common issues associated with breast reduction surgeries?

  • Infections
  • Loss of some sensation around the nipple 
  • Breast reduction scars

Contact Us for More Information about Breast Reduction

If you live in or near Holladay, UT, and have considered getting breast reduction surgery, you can learn more about the benefits of a breast reduction procedure by calling NuVista Plastic Surgery at 801-261-5791. 

Dr. J. Dayne Petersen is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial surgery and has even been a faculty member, teaching others how to perform plastic surgery. So, if you’re ready for the life-changing procedure of breast reduction, contact NuVista Plastic Surgery today.