Breast Reduction Vancouver, BC
Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the many symptoms associated with overly large breasts. These may include neck, back and shoulder pain, bra strap grooving, breast crease irritation, and difficulty finding garments that fit comfortably. As well, having excessively large breast can make exercising difficult, and may draw unwanted attention making one feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations. Dr. Seal would be happy to discuss the surgery in more detail with you and help decide if breast reduction surgery is a good option to help you address the concerns you have relating to your breasts, and help you achieve all of your individual functional and aesthetic goals. Dr. Seal’s goal is to have you feeling great about the way your breasts look and feel so you can enjoy life to its fullest.
Take a look at the photo gallery for some before and after examples, to see how breast reduction surgery can make a difference in your breast appearance and overall health. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn more about the procedure on the road to achieving all of your functional and aesthetic goals.
Breast Reduction Considerations
Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and skin from the breast and tightens the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the breast contour, improving the position and shape of the breasts. This allows the breasts to be smaller and more proportional to your body, while making them lighter and firmer to help with their appearance and feel. Reducing the size of the areola and elevating the nipple position is commonly a component to a breast reduction. There are several techniques that can be used to perform a breast reduction successfully, and Dr. Seal would be happy to discuss these with you, and which ones may be possible depending on your breast size and overall goals.
One of Dr. Seal’s goals for your breast surgery is to make your incisions as unnoticeable as possible. The surgery cannot be done without creating some scars on the breast. These are strategically placed to help hide them as best as possible, and continue to fade over the first year after your surgery. All of the important things you can do to help optimize your incision and results are reviewed during your follow-up visits.
What to expect during your recovery
Breast Reduction Surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure at any one of the hospitals Dr. Seal operates at. You will be able to go home after the procedure to relax and recover. In general, most women recover well over the first week, and we provide you with all the medication and supplies to help you through this process. When thinking about time off work, or away from social commitments, 2 weeks can be a safer window of down time. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 weeks. Dr. Seal will see you in the office over the recovery period to review all of the important information with you and ensure you are doing well. The final results can appear gradually over the first few months as the breast tissue settle into the correct position and the swelling subsides. The incisions continue to fade over the first year, and all of the important things you can do to help optimize your results are reviewed during your follow-up visits.