Ask anyone to describe a sexy woman, and you can be sure that most (if not all of them!) would mention big breasts as the number one attribute. But what if it’s just too big that it causes pain and discomfort? Then maybe it is time to seek help from your trusted plastic surgeon and understand breast reduction surgery.


What is breast reduction surgery?

As the name implies, this specialised surgery removes excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue from your overly-sized breasts to make it proportioned to your body.u


Why should I undergo breast reduction surgery?

Women, sometimes even men, develop excessively large breasts. You can blame it on genetics or hormonal imbalance. Having big breasts that are not proportioned to your body can cause different health concerns and even cause unnecessary pain and discomfort. Patients who have overly-sized breasts complain of back and shoulder pain due to the excess weight. Some even complain of developing skin rashes and irritation under their breasts. Having breasts that are ill-proportioned to your body also causes emotional distress due to the amount of unwanted attention they get that makes them feel self-conscious and insecure. If any of these complaints sound familiar to you, then breast reduction surgery may be the answer to your problem.


Who can be good candidates for breast reduction surgery?

All cosmetic surgery procedures should always be done in generally healthy patients. Patients who are interested in undergoing breast reduction surgery should have fully developed breasts. Ideal candidates for this surgery complain about the disadvantages of having excessively large breasts – limited physical activity, muscle pain in the back, neck, and shoulder, and skin irritation under the breasts and sometimes over their shoulder caused by tight bra straps. If your breasts are preventing you from enjoying a normal life, then you can be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.


What risks and complications should I consider?

Like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, breast reduction surgery also has its share of risks and unwanted complications. Below are just some of the few considerations patients should reflect on when deciding about having breast reduction surgery.


  • Surgery risks. These include excessive bleeding, infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, or blood clot formation. Your plastic surgeon already foresees all these during the operation so chances of developing these complications should be minimal.
  • Changes in nipple and breast sensation. Because the surgery has to remove excess glandular tissue from your breasts, there may be symptoms of numbness or tingling sensation around your breasts after the surgery. Report this immediately to your plastic surgeon so it can be properly treated.
  • Breasts may be asymmetrical or uneven post-surgery. This complication can be prevented when you seek the medical help of an expert plastic surgeon for your breast reduction surgery. A specialist plastic surgeon who has several years of experience performing this kind of surgery can do the operation in the best possible way. He can assure you that the results of the procedure would meet your expectations as discussed during your initial consultation.


Big breasts are not always ideal, especially if they are not proportioned to your body and are already posing health problems. It is best to consult a trusted plastic surgeon to know all the vital information you need to know and consider when opting to undergo breast reduction surgery.

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