The Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on May 30, 2014
Cosmetic surgery means more than just breast implants and facelifts. There are many surgeries that can be performed that target all parts of the body, and do so for different reasons. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met and that you are happy with the end results of care.
Right now we would like to focus on the breast reduction procedure and discuss who may benefit from the surgery and why.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Also known as a reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery is performed in order to address problems related to pendulous breasts. In these cases, the breasts are very large for the patient's frame, resulting in various aesthetic and/or health issues.
General Candidacy for Breast Reduction Surgery
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery should be in good health overall and not suffer from any kinds of medical conditions that would make surgery risky or potentially life-threatening. It's important that patients have realistic expectations about the surgery itself and what it can achieve, and that they also be well aware of all of the side effects and potential risks that may occur during recovery.
Below are some particular reasons why women may want to consider breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Surgery Can Address Self-Consciousness
Having breasts that are very large can cause women to feel extremely self-conscious about their appearance and how their body is perceived by others. Breast reduction can help address these matters and improve self-esteem in the process.
Breast Reduction Surgery Can Alleviate Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
When breasts are very large, they can place a great amount of weight on the lower back, and can also affect the shoulder area and neck given how the weight of the breasts is distributed to bra straps and halter tops are worn. Breast reduction surgery relieves the stress on the lower back, shoulders, and neck through the reduction of breast size.
Breast Reduction Surgery Can Improve Overall Body Contour
When woman have breasts that are disproportionately large, it can throw off the aesthetics of their appearance and overall body contour. A breast reduction can make patient's figures much more proportionate and appealing simply through the revision of their breast size.
Breast Reduction Surgery Can Make Clothes Shopping a Bit Easier
Related to the above matter, the size of a woman's breasts can make shopping for bras and other kinds of clothes difficult. Breast reduction helps women with pendulous breasts have an easier time when it comes to clothes shopping and general fashion.
Carefully Considering All of Your Options for Care
During your consultation for breast reduction surgery, Dr. Barone will be sure to go over all of your options for care to make sure that you have a good understanding of breast reduction surgery and what it can do for you. You will receive answers to all of the questions that you may have, allowing you to make smart, empowered decisions about your overall health, wellness, and appearance.
Learn More About Breast Reduction and Other Body Contouring Options
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Constance Barone and her entire team look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent results through advanced surgical treatment.
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