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Reduction Mammaplasty, more commonly known as breast reduction, is a procedure designed to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from a patient in order to achieve smaller and more proportional breasts.
Breast reduction is performed for several reasons including the alleviation of back, neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps and irritation beneath the breast crease because of excess rubbing. Disproportionately large or sagging breasts can also interfere with a patient's self-image.
The emotional anxiety and self-consciousness often associated with large, sagging breasts is as significant to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
Breast reduction is a highly individualized procedure and the decision to have this surgery is a personal one. This procedure can be done at any age; however Dr. Beals recommends that it be done after breasts are fully developed.
The effects of reduction mammaplasty will be long-lasting and the new shape, lift and size of your breasts will allow you to perform many activities that were not comfortable to you prior to your breast reduction surgery. Having the procedure will give you more than just smaller, firmer breasts; you will also get significant relief from many physical and emotional discomforts, a new sense of freedom in your lifestyle and exercise routines and the ability to wear a greater variety of clothing.
Is it right for me?
Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- Your breasts vary in size and shape
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally