Breast Reduction 101: Everything You’ve Wanted To Ask

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Breast Reduction 101 Everything You’ve Wanted To Ask

In this blog from Prive Plastics in FL, we explain the benefits of breast reduction surgery, and the different options available as well.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size and volume of the breasts. This procedure is typically sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort, emotional distress, or other issues due to overly large breasts. Here are some potential benefits of breast reduction surgery:

1. Relief From Physical Discomfort. Large breasts can cause a range of physical discomforts, including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and skin irritation. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these issues by reducing the weight and strain on the upper body.

2. Improved Posture: Many individuals with large breasts develop poor posture in an attempt to compensate for the weight of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery can lead to improved posture, which can have a positive impact on overall physical health.

3. More Ease In Movement And Sports: Large breasts can hinder participation in physical activities, exercise, and sports. Reduction surgery can make it easier to engage in physical activities without the limitations posed by heavy breasts.

4. Reduced Risk Of Unpleasant Skin Irritation: Skin irritation and rashes beneath the breasts are common among individuals with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can reduce the friction between the skin and the breast tissue, reducing the occurrence of such issues.

5. More Clothing Options: After breast reduction, individuals often find it easier to shop for clothing that fits well and feels comfortable. They may also be able to wear styles of clothing that were previously impractical due to their breast size.

6. Boost In Self-Confidence: Many people with large breasts feel self-conscious about their appearance. Breast reduction surgery can help improve self-esteem and body image, as individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies.

7. Balanced Proportions: Breast reduction surgery can bring the breasts into better proportion with the rest of the body, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

8. Relief From Any Related Emotional Distress: Some individuals with large breasts experience emotional distress due to societal pressures, teasing, or unwanted attention. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these emotional challenges by addressing the source of discomfort.

9. Easier Bra Shopping: Finding well-fitting bras can be a struggle for those with large breasts. After reduction surgery, individuals often have an easier time finding bras that fit comfortably and offer adequate support.

10. Customized Results, Personalized To You: Breast reduction surgery can be tailored to achieve the desired breast size and shape while taking into account the individual’s preferences and goals.

What Breast Reduction Options Are Available From Prive Plastics?

  • Liposuction – This is the simplest form of breast reduction. It’s less invasive than other forms of surgery and produces the least noticeable scarring. Liposuction alone is usually not as effective in reducing large breasts but is often used in combination with other methods below.

  • Vertical Breast Reduction – When more significant reduction is necessary, a vertical breast reduction may help. This process involves moderate scarring around the nipple and straight down to the fold. It is often called a lollipop scar.  Dr.  Wu will remove skin, fat, and excess breast tissue through this incision.

  • Inverted T Breast Reduction – This is the best option when significant breast and breast skin reduction is necessary. This procedure leaves the most significant scarring around the areola, straight down and across the bottom of the breast.. This allows the maximum amount of tissue removal and reshaping of the breast.

  • Free Nipple Grafting – When the reduction is so large that the nipple will need to be removed, the breast reduced, and the nipple replaced as a graft. 

Each of these procedures is appropriate for the needs of different cases. If you’ve decided that a breast reduction is right for you, call us for a consultation. You’ll meet with Dr. Wu to discuss your goals. Together, you’ll review your medical history, discuss options, and develop a treatment plan. You will hopefully experience less strain on your neck and back, be able to wear a broader selection of clothes, and feel a renewed confidence in your appearance.

Prive Plastic Is The Choice For All Your Aesthetic Needs

If you are based in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, consider Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge. With Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge MediSpa, high-quality, professional aesthetic services such as neurotoxin and dermal filler injections, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing can come to you. Enjoy the luxury of attaining your aesthetic goals without ever having to leave the house and our line of skin care to maintain your new results.

If you wonder if you are a good candidate for a brow lift, eyelid lift, neck lift or any of our other aesthetic treatments and procedures, start with a TeleHealth consultation. Dr. Wu offers brow lifts, face and neck aesthetic surgeries, and aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries for the breast and body. For customized treatment plans for your face and body, call us today at 561-717-3181.