When it comes to breast size, bigger isn’t always better. While the majority of breast surgeries focus on increasing breast size, some patients are seeking surgical intervention to reduce overly large breasts that may be interfering with their health, lifestyle, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.
In this blog, we will be discussing the ideal candidate for this procedure, what they can expect from their results, and the physical and mental benefits they can enjoy.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery experience one or more of the following:
- Have breasts that are too large for their body type
- Have a breast size that is disproportionate to the rest of their figure
- Experience neck and back pain from the excessive weight of their breasts
- Have poor posture created by the excessive weight of their breasts
- Have breasts that make it difficult to exercise and stay active
- Suffer from bra strap irritation
- Have breasts that make them feel self-conscious or emotionally unwell
At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, our breast reduction surgery goal is to help you achieve a breast size the is comfortable, healthy, and gives you an appearance you love and are confident in.
Breast reduction results in smaller, lifted breasts which are more manageable to carry physically and emotionally.
Results also include improved posture, relief from neck and back pain, more clothing choices, and the ability to move and exercise freely.
Many women with oversized breasts complain about the difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position. This struggle can make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep and can affect the patient’s energy levels throughout the day. Additionally, searching for the best sleep position may cause stress on other parts of the body. Patients forced to sleep on their backs find it hard to breathe at times while opting for the side may irritate the shoulder or hip. Another consequence is experiencing sore joints while awake.
Improves Asthma Symptoms
Studies indicate that although rare, there can be some relief from asthma symptoms with breast reduction surgery. This improvement is caused by an increase in pulmonary function that results from an improvement in chest wall compliance after surgery.
Although physical benefits are an important reason woman choose breast reduction surgery, there may be some psychological benefits as well. Patients often express a boost in self-confidence and self-assurance because of their improved contour and body image. The surgery can alleviate social anxiety and make socializing a more enjoyable experience.
If you would like to have more information on the benefits of breast reduction surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.