More than 90,000 breast reduction surgeries are performed in the U.S. every year, according to the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
This increasingly common procedure allows women to find a solution for the physical and mental discomfort that large breasts can cause over time.
If you are struggling with uncomfortably large breasts, breast reduction surgery may be the solution you need, reducing their size while lifting and tightening loose or excess skin.
What Is a Mammaplasty Like?
Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess tissue and fat from the breast mound, and the excision of unnecessary skin.
Depending on each patient’s unique needs, the surgeon will determine the appropriate incision pattern. That could be around the areola with a vertical incision, or around the areola with additional incisions along the breast crease.
Details can be discussed in a consultation ahead of time. That careful planning with an experienced specialist will make sure that the patient’s breasts are reduced to the size and shape they prefer. Lastly, proper post-operative healthcare helps minimize the visibility of surgical scars.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
The advantages of this surgery aren’t limited simply to reduced back pain or psychological discomfort. Many patients find other life improvements in the following areas:
Relief from Chronic Pain: Heavy breasts often cause chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery reduces this pain, often granting patients a feeling of greater movement and freedom.
Less Irritating Rashes: The excessive skin-on-skin contact beneath some breasts leads to skin rashes and discomfort. Breast reduction effectively addresses these issues, improving your overall comfort.
Improved Clothing Options: When you have large breasts, finding good-fitting clothes can be a challenge. After breast reduction, many patients enjoy a wider range of clothing options and experience greater confidence in their appearance.
Enhanced Body Proportions: Large breasts can attract unwanted attention, making you feel self-conscious in public. Breast reduction surgery can make your breasts more proportionate with the rest of your body.
Good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are individuals who:
- Experience physical discomfort and limitations from excessively large breasts.
- Have good overall health and don’t smoke.
- Have realistic expectations and understand the potential outcomes of the procedure.
- Are able to take time off to recover and follow aftercare instructions.
Schedule for Free Virtual Consultation With Restore Plastic Surgery
Having overly large breasts can be physically and emotionally difficult. If you would like to explore mammaplasty, please, schedule a consultation with the experienced, compassionate team at Restore Plastic Surgery.
Our plastic surgeons specialize in breast reduction procedures and will guide you through the process. Take the first step by calling Restore Plastic Surgery at (850) 318-3038 or scheduling a consultation online.