Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. It can also reduce the size of the areola. Women with large breasts may present some problems due to this excess weight, such as back pain and neck pain, skin irritation beneath the breast and respiratory problems.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
Breast reduction is usually performed to relieve a physical problem, rather than purely aesthetic reasons. Many women who undergo this procedure are concerned about the excessive volume of their chest that interferes with many activities and cause physical discomfort. In most cases the patient wait until the chest is fully developed, although it can be done earlier if the physical problems are very important. This procedure is not recommended for women who intend to breastfeed after pregnancy.
During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and shape of the breast, skin firmness and overall health status were also performs breast exams and in some cases a mammography is required. It will explain the different surgical techniques, the size and shape that have your breasts and the options or combination of procedures that are best for you is discussed. You should state your expectations sincere and straightforward manner, so that the plastic surgeon is also sincere and show the alternatives available to your problem, with the risks and limitations of each. It will also tell what type of anesthesia to be used, whether or not to enter the clinic where the surgery and the costs of the intervention is performed.
Do not forget to tell if you are a smoker or take any medication or vitamin, number of previous pregnancies and if you plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Feel free to ask any question you may have, especially those regarding your expectations about the results.
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm