Breast Reduction with Women Surgeons
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from
back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in
their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman-or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women. Your female plastic surgeon uses
this procedure to remove fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer.
It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller,
better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
If you’re considering breast reduction with your female plastic surgeon, this will give you a basic understanding of the
procedure- when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since
a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your female plastic surgeon if there is anything about
the procedure you don’t understand.
The best candidates for breast reduction
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the
surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.
In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier
if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand
the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to
breast-feed. Talk to your female plastic surgeon today to learn more about this procedure.