Breast Reduction

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Many women consider breast reduction surgery to relieve pain, combat negative social stigma and feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. This procedure can be life changing and should be considered with the utmost care. Karlee Smith, the maker of fashionable, doctor-recommended compression bras for post-surgery wear, has compiled information on breast reduction surgery and the best bras to wear during recovery. Read more below!

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast fat and glandular tissue to create a proportional silhouette and reduce back, shoulder and other pain caused by large breasts.

Overly large breasts, or macromastia, can cause severe physical, mental and emotional strain on many women, and breast reduction surgeries are performed to address these health issues. However, there are women who are simply unhappy with the size of their breasts and undergo breast reduction surgery for reasons such as wardrobe fit, alleviating social stigma, or to simply be more pleased with their silhouette.

Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery?

A great candidate for breast reduction surgery is usually physically healthy and a non-smoker who also:
 Is limited in their physical activity because of their breasts.
 Experiences back, neck, and shoulder pain because of their breasts.
 Has shoulder indentations from bra straps.
 Has skin irritation underneath the breasts.
 Is bothered by the overall large size of their breasts.

As always, every woman is unique, so it’s important to have an open dialogue with your doctor about your specific situation and expectations for surgery.

Breast Reduction Recovery Process

You should talk to your plastic surgeon about what to expect after breast reduction surgery. Most surgeries will not require a hospital stay, so you can go home the same day as your surgery.

After surgery, your surgeon will bandage your incisions and provide you with an overall elastic bandage. Your surgeon may also insert a small, thin tube under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluids from the surgical site.

You will need to take it easy in the days after surgery, as you won’t have good movement of your arms and you may be in some discomfort or pain. You will have also have swelling in your breasts for at least a few weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions and recommendations after the procedure, and it’s important that you follow them.

Your surgeon may also help you find a good support bra for your recovery process, such as those made by Karlee Smith, to help you heal.

Best Bras for Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

Women who have recently undergone breast reduction surgery should look for a post op bra with good support and anti-wicking materials to prevent infection and provide comfort and support.

Karlee Smith’s Breakaway Front Zip Post Surgery Bra will provide you with all the support you need after breast reduction surgery. Thanks to our razorback design, which targets key compression areas, and the 1.5” bottom band, you’ll feel wholly secure and supported while you heal.

Our front zipper and non-restricting scoop neck will also make removal a snap, and our t-shirt soft KSMX fabric will keep you cool, cozy, and bacteria-free.

Shop our selection of Karlee Smith bras for breast reduction surgery recovery today!