Compared to breast augmentation, with breast reduction surgery, excess tissue and skin are removed to reduce the breast size. This helps to alleviate the discomfort many women with overly large breasts experience. It also creates a breast size that is in better proportion with the size of the woman’s body.
Am I A Candidate For Breast Reduction?
Reduction Mammoplasty or breast reduction is a surgery that reduces the size of a woman’s breast. Many women with large, heavy breasts experience physical discomfort, as well as, back and shoulder pain. These women may be dissatisfied with their appearance and have a negative image of their body. In addition, they can experience skin irritation and indentations caused by their bra strap. Their breasts can affect their posture and limit their participation in some physical activities and exercises.
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery include:
- Women who have fully-developed enlarged breasts, which is generally cup size D or larger.
- Healthy women without any medical conditions or life-threatening illness which made impair their ability to heal.
- Non-smokers, because smoking has been known to increase the risk of complications and delay healing.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The plastic surgeon will examine your breast to determine the condition and composition of your breast.
The surgeon will ask you about your personal preferences and the amount of reduction you desire. Then, the surgeon can determine the best method to use for the breast reduction.
During breast reduction surgery an incision is made in the breast and excess fat, skin and glandular tissue is removed. If the size of the breast is primarily due to fatty tissue, liposuction be used can remove the excess fat.
There are also other excision methods used by surgeons. If excess skin is not an issue, liposuction can be used alone to complete the breast reduction.
What results can I expect from the surgery?
Breast reduction surgery results are long-lasting. Your change in appearance will also help to increase your self confidence and improve your self-image, all without the need of breast implants.You will experience relief from the physical limitations of having larger breasts. You’ll also have relief from the pain and discomfort of heavier breasts.
While breast reduction surgery can change the size and shape of your breasts, it cannot stop the effects of time. As you age and gain and lose weight, hormonal factors and gravity will cause changes in your breasts. These changes can be monitored by a plastic surgeon, and corrected if you desire.