Breast reduction is a surgical method which helps reduce the size of your breasts. When you have breasts that are significantly large, then it may lead to medical issues like physical pain in the shoulders and back. It also makes it hard to exercise and you may feel that you are not that attractive. Shopping for clothes can also be quite difficult since nothing fits like you would want it to. The breast reduction surgery can be used to correct such issues by removing the excess skin and tissue from your breasts.
Why should you get a breast reduction?
If you have breasts that are larger than your body, then you will have issues with finding bathing suits, bras, and shirts that fit well. The skin under your breasts may be irritated and it will add to the pain in the back since you are carrying too much weight. The bra straps will also dig into your shoulders. These are the physical issues, but women who have large breasts are also usually self-conscious. Many always wish that their breasts were more in proportion with the rest of their body.
Breast reduction helps to bring the size of your breasts in proportion with your frame. You are not going to lose the hourglass figure you had but the breasts certainly become more manageable. The procedure helps with alleviating emotional and physical discomfort caused by the large breasts.
Who is the right candidate to get a breast reduction?
You should be in good physical and mental health to be a good candidate for your breast reduction surgery. The right candidate to get the procedure is the person who is in good mental and physical health. You should have realistic expectations from the surgery and a positive outlook about the procedure.
You should have breasts which are large enough to cause discomfort and inhibit normal physical activity. The right candidate also usually suffers from skin irritation under the breast crease or the shoulders due to the tight bra straps. The breasts also hang low and the nipples lie below the breast crease. Most women also have to deal with large areolas or stretch marks.
Most women with large breasts are depressed due to the large size of their breasts. It is also possible that you are experiencing some self-image and confidence issues. Breast reduction surgery and its subsequent results will help you get physically comfortable and also deal with the emotional distress you have been experiencing due to the very large breasts.
Incisions used with breast reduction
With the breast reduction surgery, you may get scars, but these will fade as time passes. You will need to talk with your surgeon about the placement of the incisions. Dr. Perry can choose from three different kinds of incisions. A key shape is made on the areola and below it during one kind of incision. This looks like an inverted T-shape using which Dr. Perry can remove the extra skin, fat, and tissue when required. He may also reposition or remove the areolar nipple complex during the procedure.
You can opt for the breast reduction surgery only when your breasts are fully developed. However, the breast shape may change if you lose or gain a significant amount of weight or if you become pregnant in the future.
You must understand that breast reduction is a surgery and you will have to go to the hospital with a family member or friend who can be with you for the first 48 hours at least. It is also essential that you diligently follow the aftercare instructions given by Dr. Perry to ensure proper healing; every surgeon has a unique method for the procedure.
What are the risks of breast reduction?
Every woman is different and heals differently, it may take longer for you to be your normal self again. Post your surgery, you may have to take about 2 to 3 weeks off work. Some of the side effects of the surgery you may experience include mild to moderate pain, swelling, numbness, tingling and bruising.
The cost of your surgery depends on various things like the experience of your surgeon and where you get the surgery done. If you choose breast reduction purely for cosmetic reasons, then your insurance may not cover it.
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