IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BREAST REDUCTION
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast. This procedure is also called reduction mammoplasty.
Breast reduction is usually performed to achieve a breast size that is more in proportion with the body. Patients with disproportionately large breasts typically suffer from both physical and emotional distress.
This surgery is also done to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts, a condition known as macromastia. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair patients’ ability to lead an active life.
In fact, pains resulting from macromastia can make it difficult for some patients to perform many physical activities. The patient can even suffer from emotional distress or mental health problems.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Breast reduction is a major surgery that can result in permanent transformation of your body. So, we encourage our clients to think well about this surgery before booking an appointment with us.
When you contact us for consultation, we will discuss the benefits, potential complications, and what you should expect during the recovery phase.
Generally, the following are the categories of people that are eligible for breast reduction:
1. Women who have large breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of their body. In addition, the disproportional breasts are causing them neck, back, and/or shoulder pains or other uncomfortable symptoms.
2. Men who suffer from gynecomastia, a condition that results in enlarged male breast tissue.
3. You have poor self-image due to your large breasts, or you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large.
4. You are experiencing difficulty fitting your breasts into bras and clothing.
5. Women with shoulder indentations from bra straps or skin irritation beneath the breast crease.
In addition to these eligible categories, the patient must be physically healthy, be a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations. Breast reduction surgery is also not suitable for you if you have certain diseases such as heart problems, diabetes, or obesity.
If you are afraid of having scars on your breast, this is definitely not the surgery for you as it will leave scars on your breast.
In addition, you might have to postpone this surgery if you have not started giving birth or you still want to give birth. This is because breastfeeding can become difficult after the surgery. Some patients can’t produce enough milk for their babies, while others still can. The problem is that you won’t know which category you belong to until you actually give birth. However, certain surgical procedures can help preserve the ability to breastfeed.
Last on the eligibility criteria, if you are interested in weight loss through diet modifications and exercises, you might have to wait to decide if breast reduction will be good for you. Normally, weight loss causes changes in breast size.
BENEFITS OF THE BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
1. Relieve from back, neck, and shoulders pains
2. Better participation in physical activities
3. Improved self-image and self-confidence.
Feel free to contact us for consultation on our breast reduction procedures. Our certified plastic surgeons are always ready to answer your inquiries.