Breast Reduction Surgery: Alleviating Pain and Discomfort

Dealing with back pain, shoulder pain, or general discomfort due to large breasts can be challenging. Fortunately, Dr. Trey Sands at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in New Orleans performs custom breast reduction surgery to alleviate these concerns and create a lovely balance in your figure.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve several goals. Aside from relieving chronic back and shoulder pain, breast reduction surgery can also help reduce discomfort during physical activity or when wearing certain types of clothing.

Additionally, the procedure aims to improve body proportions and enhance one's confidence and comfort with their body. At SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sands utilizes multiple techniques and strives to create natural-looking results that complement each patient's body shape, providing a safe and empowering environment throughout their journey.

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How is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

During the breast reduction surgery, you will receive general anesthesia in a state-of-the-art surgical center to ensure comfort. Dr. Sands will carefully place incisions around the areola to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Liposuction may also be used if needed. While some scarring is inevitable, Dr. Sands is a master of creating incisions that are as unnoticeable as possible. Dr. Sands will discuss your surgical plan during your consultation, including the technique used, the location of the incisions, and what you can expect during the procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you experience discomfort or self-consciousness related to the size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery may be an option for you. During your consultation at our Metairie office, Dr. Sands will consider your overall health, medical history, and expectations to help you determine if this procedure is right for you. It is important to note that Dr. Sands accepts most major insurance carriers, and insurance may cover breast reduction surgery when determined to be medically necessary to alleviate physical pain and discomfort.

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What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery has many benefits that go beyond aesthetic appeal. Breast reduction surgery has several benefits.

Pain Relief

Women who have large breasts may experience headaches, back pain, neck, and shoulder problems, and even posture issues. Breast reduction surgery can reduce the size and weight of the breasts to provide relief for those who are suffering from painful symptoms.


Large breasts may make it hard to move around and participate in everyday activities. Breast reduction surgery improves mobility and allows patients to live a more active life.


Breasts that are too large can lead to feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness, which in turn can lead to issues with body image and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery helps women to feel more confident in their skin.

Clothing Options

Women with large chests have limited clothing options, especially when it comes to fitting bras and swimming suits. Breast reduction surgery allows for endless clothing options, with garments fitting nicely and flattering the newly balanced figure.

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What to Expect After Your Surgery?

Following the surgery, a period of downtime and healing is expected, which comes with some minor discomfort and swelling. Aftercare instructions will be provided, but generally, you must avoid vigorous physical motions, lifting, or exercise for about four to six weeks. Dr. Sands and his medical team will monitor your recovery and advise you when you can safely return to work and regular activities. After the healing process, you will enjoy a balanced, comfortable, and lovely figure.

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Why Choose SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery?

SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trey Sands, is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their desired appearance in a safe, personalized, and empowering environment. Dr. Sands has over a decade of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and specializes in aesthetic body contouring and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation using a highly customized approach for each patient.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are interested in pursuing breast reduction surgery, contact SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sands and our medical team. Let us help you achieve a better-proportioned chest and alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with large breasts.

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