Breast Reduction Mammaplasty
If you're considering breast reduction...
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman-or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious.
If you're considering breast reduction, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure- when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Bermant if there is anything about the procedure you don't understand.
The best candidates for breast reduction
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.
In most cases, breast reduction isn't performed until a woman's breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.
Weight Loss and Big Breasts
Breast reduction is best after weight loss when possible. Losing weight is a coarse tool, you cannot pick where the weight will come form. Surgical sculpture is better for refinement. Weight loss after reduction can result in loss of breast fat with subsequent sagging and drooping. Some patients are not able to loose weight. Even massive weight loss will rarely reduce massive breasts enough for relief.
|Bra Strap Grooving / Scars
Here are scars and hyperpigmentation of the shoulder from the brassiere straps digging into tissue and traumatizing the skin.