Breast Reduction Surgery Overview
It, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove parts of the breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts and / or change the shape.
The procedure is most commonly performed on females with very large breasts and aims to establish a proportional bust in line with the upper body.
It is important that all patients understand what is involved in breast reduction as there are many factors to consider, including the makeup of breast tissue and the areola, in order to keep boob sensation and secretion of milk in motherhood.
Patients often opt for this surgery if they are unhappy with the size of their boobs or if they are suffering symptoms caused by the oversized breasts.
Surgery of this kind (also referred to as a boob reduction), reduces the volume and weight of the boobs.
Often very large breasts can be uncomfortable and bring about strain on both the mental and physical state of females.
Oversized breasts are also reported as suppressing self confidence and affects women on a daily basis, such as limiting the clothes they can wear, or activity levels including some sports and running.
A mammoplasty can be performed on one or both of the breasts and each case is assessed on a patient by patient basis.
It is not uncommon for some women to have one breast significantly larger than the other, and therefore the larger breast is reduced with reduction mammoplasty.
Arranging a consultation is just the first step in finding out whether or not you are an ideal candidate for a breast reduction and gives you the opportunity to ask the questions you need answers to.