Don’t be Ashamed of Breast Reduction Surgery
Today, plastic surgery isn’t the taboo topic it once was. Celebrities flaunt their plastic surgery procedures on their social media accounts, and even friends and neighbors who’ve successfully undergone plastic surgery aren’t ashamed to admit it. That’s great news, but we find that there’s still some stigma associated with breast reduction surgery. At Northeastern Plastic Surgery, we are breast surgery experts and want to give you the facts about breast reduction surgery so you feel empowered to make decisions about your breast size and take steps to look and feel your best without an ounce of shame or regret.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size more in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with excessively large breasts.
Why Should I Consider Breast Reduction Surgery?
Women with overly developed breasts may experience a number of undesirable health conditions including poor posture; skin ulcers; and consistent pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. In addition, oversized breasts can interfere with sleep, ability to exercise, and overall quality of life.
Aside from these physical issues, disproportionately large breasts can cause emotional distress for women. Some women feel uncomfortable in their own skin because they can’t find clothes that fit properly. Others feel like they are being stared at in public and don’t want any uninvited attention.
Of course, you may have none of these issues, but still want to pursue breast reduction as an aesthetic procedure. You may simply think you’ll look better with smaller breasts. If you’re healthy enough to have surgery, then there’s no shame in having a breast reduction procedure simply because you want it.
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
After a breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be in correct proportion to your body size. You’ll find relief from the pain and discomfort of having breasts that are too large. You may feel an overall physical lightness that will enable you to participate in a wider range of physical activities. You’ll sleep better. In addition, a breast reduction can greatly improve the comfort and fit of your clothing. Many patients report finally feeling confident about their appearance and comfortable in their own skin for the first time in years.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is recommended for non-smokers who are in generally good physical health, have no active medical conditions, and are at or near a healthy weight. If you are overweight, then you doctor will most likely recommend that you lose weight before having surgery to see if that helps reduce your breast size.
In addition, you should be mentally prepared to go through the recovery process. You will need to allow yourself time to heal, which will mean missing work, family life, and other obligations for at least a week, but possibly longer.
Finally, you must have realistic expectations of the outcome of your surgery. Be sure to have a candid discussion with your plastic surgeon so you understand what you can expect your breasts to look like post-surgery.
If you struggle with the size of your breasts, you are not alone. There’s no reason for you to feel shame or embarrassment about wanting to have a procedure that can greatly improve your quality of life. Every year thousands of women seek treatment and successfully undergo breast reduction surgeries. Ultimately, a full examination by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fodero can help you determine if breast reduction surgery is an option for you.
Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and facial appearance. We use the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.