The most popular breast surgery involves enhancing and enlarging the breasts, but it’s certainly not the only procedure available to women unhappy with their breasts. A breast reduction surgery provides solutions for women who would be happier with smaller breasts. Although it is requested less often, it is sometimes even more important than a breast lift or augmentation. Breast reductions can alleviate physical pain, improve physical abilities, and also improve self-esteem and self-image problems. If you’re trying to decide if breast reduction surgery is right for you, learn more about what’s expected of its patients.
Good Overall Health
In order to be considered for any plastic surgery, even a breast reduction, you must be deemed eligible for surgery. All patients should be determined to be in good overall health without any conditions that could delay your healing. Breast reduction candidates should be nonsmokers or willing to quit smoking. They should also maintain healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet. Your health matters when it comes to recovering from a surgery like breast reduction, so be honest with your plastic surgeon about your medical history.
Breast to Body Proportions Matter
When you’re planning your breast reduction surgery, you’ll meet with your surgeon for an initial consultation. At this time, he or she will examine your breasts and determine whether they are proportional to the rest of your body. Breasts that are too heavy and overly large can lead to physical issues, including chronic back pain, fatigue, neck strain, and much more. For many breast reduction candidates, it is obvious that their breasts are too large for their bodies. If you’re not sure if you qualify, you’ll want to be measured and talk with a plastic surgeon about your eligibility.
How Large Breasts Affect Your Daily Life
Many of the patients who seek breast reduction surgery complain that their large breasts get in the way of normal, daily activities. They may make it difficult to exercise in certain ways, such as running and jumping. They can also make it difficult to bend over, get down on the floor, and even lean over to reach something. When you have large breasts, simple things like holding your children, crossing your arms, and carrying things against your chest can be very difficult to do. Many of these women are incredibly frustrated by the limitations their breasts cause, even if they are physically fit and regularly active. Breast reduction surgery can provide the solution for many of these prospective patients.
When Breast Reduction Can Help
If your breasts are large, it’s not a secret. You already know if they feel too large for you and if they get in the way of the activities you’d like to enjoy. If you’re wondering whether your breasts are large enough to be considered for breast reduction surgery, here are the signs and symptoms you may be experiencing:
- You have deep indents on your shoulders from your bra straps
- You experience discomfort in your breasts after exercise and other physical activities
- You feel constant pain in your neck, shoulders, and back
- Your clothing never seems to fit your large breasts and the rest of your body at the same time
- You are shy and self-conscious about your breasts
- You imagine how much easier life would be if you had smaller breasts
- Your breasts sag and feel heavy when you remove your bra
- You have pendulous-shaped breasts with nipples pointing downward.
All of these unpleasant consequences of overly large breasts can be resolved through a breast reduction surgery. Talk with a plastic surgeon about the results you’d like to see for your own breast reduction procedure today.
Book a Breast Reduction Consultation Today
To plan your breast reduction, meet with a plastic surgeon using VECTRA 3D Imagingin his practice. This revolutionary technology can create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. Not only will you be excited for your new look, but you’ll be able to rest assured that there won’t be any miscommunications between you and your surgeon.
Contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.