Top 3 Reasons for Breast Reduction
Why Breast Reduction Surgery?
A breast reduction or a reduction mammoplasty removes excess breast tissue and fat to achieve a breast size that is in proportion to your body. Women who have overly large breasts can have health problems such as physical pain and discomfort and emotional problems that can have an impact on their self-image. The weight from large breasts can impair your ability to lead an active lifestyle. The physical and emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with large breasts can lead women to avoid certain activities and social settings, reducing their quality of life.
The top 3 reasons for reducing breast size:
- Physical pain of the back, neck, and shoulders caused by breast weight
- Emotional pain leading to body image issues and the loss of self-confidence
- Reduced quality of life due to repercussions from the physical and emotional pain combined
Who is a good candidate for a breast reduction?
The best patient to have a breast reduction is someone who is healthy, doesn’t smoke, has realistic expectations, and is bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large in any or all of the ways explained above.
During your consultation with Dr. Janiga, he will evaluate your general health status and then take a detailed breast history; including, previous breast surgeries and previous breast tests such as mammograms. He will review your family history of breast cancer. He will discuss your options and recommended course of treatment along with the expected outcomes and the risks and potential complications of the procedure. He can also show you photos of before and after a breast reduction to help you visualize possible outcomes for yourself.
What are the expected results?
In general, the procedure takes around two hours and is done in an accredited outpatient surgical center. General anesthesia is typically used for the procedure. When a breast reduction is performed, not only is the size of the breast reduced, but the breast is lifted into a more aesthetic position. Often, drains are placed at the time of surgery and these are removed a few days later. You will need to limit activities for a minimum of two weeks after the operation.
Of all the procedures that plastic surgeons perform, breast reductions are consistently one of the top-rated procedures in patient satisfaction. Breast reduction is a procedure that can provide both physical and emotional relief. If you are interested in having a breast reduction, contact Dr. Timothy Janiga today to schedule a consultation.