Breast Reduction is for patients who are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Breast reductions not only solve the problem of weight but it as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. More to that, a breast reduction procedure can make your breasts be more proportional to the rest of your body for a more good looking you!
Most of the breast reduction surgery is given to women with large, pendulous breasts. These are not for aesthetic purposes only since the weight of too big breasts may cause neck, back, shoulder, circulation, and/or breathing problems. Also, the weight may cause discomfort as a result of brassiere straps abrading or irritating the skin. And even if physical discomfort is not a problem, there are still some women who feel uncomfortable with the large size of their breasts in proportion to the rest of their bodies. The reduction affords the recipient smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. Along the process, the surgeon may also reduce the size of the areola or nipples. If you are considering if whether you may be a good candidate for breast reduction or not there are simple ways to check and see if you are ready for the reduction condition. First, check if your breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame or if your heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward. Consider also if one breast is considerably much larger than the other, although there really is no perfectly matched pair of breasts. Also, check if you have back, neck or shoulder pain or if you have some skin irritation beneath your breasts. A good indication also that you badly need a reduction is when indentations in your shoulders are formed from tight bra straps and there is excessive restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts. On the psychological level, if you feel some dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the largeness of your breasts, then correct this with the physiological reduction of your burdensome breast.
Although breasts are considered world wide as assets of a woman, the larger they are, the better, still, too large breasts can really be a major problem for a woman. This happens especially because too large breasts can cause a lot of emotional stress, teasing, unwanted attention, unbalance with activities, rashes, numbness in stretched tissues. Because of the huge size also, there is also the difficulty of finding the right clothing.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Although breast reduction can be performed at any age, still, plastic surgeons find it best if the patient will wait until her breast development has stopped. More often than not, childbirth and breast-feeding have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. However, many women still decide to undergo breast reduction even before having children. If you do have children and you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon about these matters. And when you in consultation, make sure that you have made up your mind about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. In this way, you will be able to help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved.
Actually, the most common method of reducing the breasts involves incisions around the areola and another one that runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third and last incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease. With these cuts, the surgeon will then remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin, while the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. Usually, the areola in large breasts usually is stretched so they are also reduced in size. Also, the skin that was formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast and with the aid of Liposuction the contour under the arm can be improved.
After the surgery
Although patients can take a few weeks off for their initial recovery, it may take some six months to a year for the body to completely adjust to the new breast size. In fact, some women may even experience discomfort during their initial menstruation following the surgery because the breasts will still be swelling as a result of the hormonal imbalance brought about by menstruation. Also, the scarring from this procedure may be extensive and can even be permanent. Initially, these scars are lumpy and red, however, they will gradually subside into their final smaller sizes as thin white lines. If you want the surgeon can generally make the scars inconspicuous though they are permanent. If your surgeon is really good enough he can even devise it to the point that even low-cut tops may be worn without any visible scars showing.
When it comes to aesthetics however, some common problems that you might likely have after the surgery is asymmetry, delayed wound healing, altered nipple sensation, fluid retention in the breast, altered erogenous function, late changes in shape and recurrent ptosis or breasts drooping. To avoid these horrors, make sure that you have chosen your surgeon well.