While breast enhancements remain quite popular, breast reduction surgery also provides many benefits. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, removes some of the skin and tissue from the breasts. It reshapes and reduces breast size and can make the areola area smaller as well.
This surgical procedure usually takes about three to five hours and is performed in a hospital or surgical center, typically under general anesthesia. Breast reduction surgery changes the size, firmness, weight, and shape of the breasts. Some of the benefits of having this procedure performed include:
- Comfort – Women with large and heavy breasts often suffer from back pain, neck pain, posture issues, and other conditions. Skin irritation can also occur, as can painful indentations from bra straps which are pulled by heavy breasts. In most cases, breast reduction surgery can eliminate these problems.
- Activity – Large, heavy breasts can limit participation in certain sports and activities which can be painful or awkward. Reducing the size and weight of the breasts can make it much easier to participate in these types of activities. You’ll be able to participate in other activities like swimming or aerobics without having to worry about your appearance.
- Appearance – Large breasts may look out of place especially if they disproportional to your height and weight. Many young women feel self-conscious about wearing swimsuits or other garments because of the unwelcome attention it brings. It also makes it difficult to find clothes that fit right. A breast reduction surgery can make you look more proportional and natural.
Other possible benefits of breast reduction surgery include fewer headaches, better sleeping, easier breathing, less muscle pain, reduced anxiety or depression, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a breast reduction, contact Aesthetic Surgery Institute at our Houston office for a free consultation by calling 713-493-7397.