What’s all the fuss about breasts? Women have so much more to offer than physical beauty, but it’s true that confidence comes from feeling comfortable in our own bodies. Regardless of your breast size, you might find your self-confidence and ability to do what you want to do is not where you want it to be. For example, if you aren’t able to run, bike, or play sports like you want to because of large breasts, they truly are affecting your quality of life.
Keep reading for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding breast reduction surgery:
Q:What is breast reduction surgery?
A: Breast reduction surgery is a physical surgery in which a specific amount of breast tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is then adjusted and moved higher on the chest wall to create a balanced and natural-looking effect. You may have also heard of breast reduction surgery as reduction mammaplasty.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
A: Many women start looking into breast reduction surgery because they are in daily discomfort, and even pain. In fact, if you want smaller breasts to better fit your frame, you are a good candidate. A certain level of physical health will also be necessary to best avoid certain complications, since breast reduction surgery is an invasive procedure.
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
A: So many women find relief from pain and discomfort immediately after breast reduction surgery. Many women who wanted to live a more active lifestyle, but were unable to because of their large breasts, are able to participate in those activities after they’ve fully recovered from the procedure. This surgery can also help you in your day-to-day life, like being able to find bras and clothing that fits properly more easily.
What is recovery like?
A: Each patient is different, so the procedure will vary depending on your needs. You will need to rest for a few days, and may need to stay home from work for up to two weeks. Keep in touch with your physician to learn when you can start exercising at a regular level.
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, please give us a call at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation.