Breast Reduction Candidates: Improving Your Figure and Body Contour
By Patricia Berbari on December 01, 2014
Dr. Patricia Berbari is committed to providing patients with the best possible care from her practice based in Gatineau. This means addressing diverse facial rejuvenation and body sculpting needs and providing each patient with sufficient information to make empowered choices about their appearance.
One option for body sculpting and contouring is breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty), which improves body contour issues when women have pendulous breasts. Let's consider the surgery and who the best candidates are for it.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is performed in order to alter the size of breasts that are too large for a patient's frame. The surgery involves incisions made around the lower half of the breast, through which surgeons are able to remove excess tissue, tighten the skin, and improve the overall shape and pertness of the patient's breasts.
General Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Before getting into specific reasons why patients seek out breast reduction surgery, let's consider very basic requirements for candidacy.
Breast reduction surgery candidates should be in good health overall. This means that they should not suffer from systemic conditions that would make surgery of any kind a medical risk. In addition, surgical candidates should have realistic expectations about the recovery process and the nature of post-surgical scarring. Realistic expectations means greater likelihood of patient satisfaction.
Breast Reduction Surgery to Address Back and Neck Pain
One of the most common reasons that women undergo breast reduction surgery is to alleviate lower back pain and neck pain. When breasts are too large for a woman's frame, they place a great deal of strain on the back. Similarly, the weight of pendulous breasts can cause pain in the neck area and shoulders due to the pull on the bra straps and other kinds of garments.
Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Body Contour
Another reason why women consider breast reduction surgery is to improve their overall body contour. Breasts that are too large may dominate a woman's figure, and they may seem disproportionate with the rest of their frame. Breast reduction surgery can greatly improve overall body measurement ratio.
Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Breast Appearance
Many times breasts that are very large tend to droop and sag, leading to a less appealing appearance. Breast reduction surgery in these cases functions in a similar way as a breast lift surgery, removing excess tissue and skin in order to make the breasts appear firmer, perkier, and more appealing.
Improving Self-Confidence with Breast Reduction Surgery
In addition to all of the above reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, many women undergo the procedure in order to improve their self-esteem. Breasts that are too prominent or large can draw unwanted attention or harassment, which can lead to issues with self-esteem over time. If a woman feels uncomfortable with the look of her body, undergoing cosmetic surgery such as breast reduction can lead to a better sense of self and added confidence.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Patricia Berbari
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery and how it may be the ideal option for your and your needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Patricia Berbari and her team will help you make the best decisions possible when it comes to enhancing your overall body contour and appearance.
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