If you’re a woman with large breasts that compromise your clothing choices, exercise choices, and comfort, breast reduction may be right for you. Breast reduction is not a procedure to enter into lightly, however, as it is major surgery.
Dr. Jan Garcia of Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas, can help you determine if breast surgery is right for you. Here’s what he wants you to know before you sign up for the procedure.
If you have large breasts, you probably don’t need to be told how they affect your life. Breast reduction surgery can reduce back pain that’s due to carrying extra weight at your chest. With smaller breasts, you no longer have to suffer the deep grooves that form in your shoulders where your bra straps sit.
It’s easier to find clothing and bras that fit when you have a reduced breast size. Smaller breasts free you to run, jump, and perform other athletic activities without discomfort.
Plus, many women with large breasts feel self-conscious. Breast reduction surgery can improve your confidence and self-esteem.
Breast reduction involves removing any excess skin and tissue. You’ll discuss your desired end result with Dr. Garcia before surgery. He’ll do everything possible to get you near your desired cup size.
In addition to the reduction, you also get a lift. He may also move your nipples up to give you a perkier, more desirable chest profile.
Not everyone is a candidate for surgery. If you smoke, have heart problems or diabetes, are very obese, or are averse to scarring on your breasts, breast reduction surgery may not be right for you. Dr. Garcia does a thorough review of your health and breasts before recommending breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery offers so many benefits if you’re burdened by large breasts, but you will need to take some time off from work and daily life as you recover. Though it’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day, you need to put off vigorous exercise and other activities for about four weeks.
Breast reduction does result in mild scarring. The incisions are placed around the nipples and travel down to the bottom of your breasts. While these scars will be most obvious in the first few months, they fade considerably within a year of your procedure.
You should also expect to have some numbness in your nipples. Sensation will return, but it takes a few months, and it may not ever be quite the same as before your procedure.
If you’re still thinking about growing your family, know that breast reduction could affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. Not all women experience problems nursing after breast reduction, but there is a risk that it could compromise your milk production. Talk to Dr. Garcia about any concerns you may have.
If you’re ready to feel more comfortable and confident in your own body, contact Plastic Surgery Arts Center today. We’re here to help you with all your cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction. Call today or use this website to request an appointment.