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The Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Big breasts may be glamorized in the media, but the truth is that disproportionately large breasts are more embarrassing and painful than glamorous. If you have large breasts, you know they can bring symptoms like chronic back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and nerve pain.

What’s more? An extra-sized chest makes clothes and bra shopping a challenge instead of a pleasure. And large breasts can restrict your ability to fully participate in physical activities and sports, like running or jogging. 

If large breasts are negatively impacting your life, reduction surgery can help. At Best Impression Medical Spa & Laser Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Robert Mirabile, MD, and Vivian Hsu, MD, along with our care team are experts in breast reduction for women of all ages, helping you regain control of your life. 

Breast reduction surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure and a good option for many women living with disproportionately large breasts. In fact, over 95% of breast reduction patients report being highly satisfied with their results.

We’ve curated this informative guide to help you better understand the benefits of a breast reduction and what it could do for you. Read on to learn more! 

What are the benefits of breast reduction?

When you opt for a breast reduction, the goal is to give you a breast size proportionate to your body. Your doctor at Best Impression Medical Spa & Laser Center reshapes your breasts by removing excess fat, skin, and tissue, leaving you with smaller, more natural-looking breasts that don’t interfere with your daily life. 

Here are some other benefits of breast reduction:

Eliminates chronic pain

One of the benefits of having smaller breasts is the elimination of chronic pain large breasts can cause. Our patients who were suffering from back, neck, or shoulder pain from heavy breasts report their pain is gone after opting for breast reduction surgery. 

Less sagging and droop

Let’s face it — large breasts are heavy! This causes sagging and drooping that most women don’t want. With a breast reduction, we often combine a breast lift procedure to correct the position of the newer, smaller breasts. Lifted tissue and higher nipple placement give your breasts a perkier appearance after your surgery!

Improved self-confidence

An additional benefit of breast reduction surgery is a boost to your self-esteem and self-confidence. Having a breast reduction makes it easier to find bras and clothes that fit, making you feel better about your appearance. You’ll also feel more comfortable and confident in bathing suits and walking into new situations.

Engage in physical activities

After your breast reduction, your smaller chest size makes participating in physical activities that caused pain and discomfort before surgery a possibility. Typical breast reduction surgeries reduce the size of your breasts by one to two cup sizes. But if you have specific goals, discuss them with your provider. Our aim is to give you the best outcome possible.

What’s involved in breast reduction surgery?

Your doctor provides comprehensive consultations to patients interested in breast reduction surgery. We discuss the physical and emotional toll that having large breasts has taken on you and review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate. 

If breast reduction surgery is a good option for you, your provider may perform a breast exam and mammogram before surgery. We take pictures and measurements of your breasts to develop your treatment plan and help set realistic and achievable goals.

We provide you with detailed instructions to follow before surgery and during recovery. Most breast reduction surgeries take about three hours to complete. Some patients go home the same day, but others spend a night in the hospital following surgery. 

You’ll begin to recover within a few days and return to normal activities in about one to two weeks, depending on your surgery and lifestyle. Full recovery from breast reduction surgery takes about a month, and as your breasts heal, you’ll experience less chronic pain and improved quality of life.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery is an option for women of all ages, including teens. If your breast size causes emotional distress and/or physical pain, talk to one of the doctors at Best Impression Medical Spa & Laser Center to learn more about getting breast reduction surgery.

You may not be a good candidate for breast reduction if you smoke cigarettes, are obese, have diabetes, heart problems, or another underlying medical concern. If you’re planning to get pregnant or breastfeed, our team may recommend postponing surgery until your family is complete as the surgery can make breastfeeding challenging.

If you’re ready to discover if breast reduction surgery is right for you, the team at Best Impression Medical Spa & Laser Center is here to help. Contact our Blue Bell office to set up a consultation or request an appointment online now!

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