Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery: Who Is Ideal?
By Sheryl Pilcher on December 19, 2014
Dr. Sheryl Pilcher has achieved such exceptional results performing breast enhancement and body contouring surgeries in the greater San Antonio area. While breast augmentation tends to be the most popular and well-known surgeries, a number of times what a patient needs is a breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery alters the size and shape of breasts that are too large for a patient's frame. The procedure involves incisions made along the underside of the breasts for the underlying tissues to be revised and breast contour adjusted.
Let's take this opportunity to cover candidacy for this kind of surgery, which has a number of benefits for aesthetics as well as general health and wellness.
General Candidacy for Breast Reduction Surgery
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are adult women who are in good overall health. They should not suffer from any kinds of medical conditions that would make a surgery of any kind a potential hazard to their well-being.
Breast Reduction for Upper and Lower Back Pain
When a woman's breasts are too large, back pain is a common issue that they face. This is particularly true of the lower back, which bears much of the body's weight, though the upper back can be affected as well. When breast reduction is performed, stress on the back will be relieved. Breast reductions performed to address back pain may be covered by medical insurance depending on the circumstances and if certain conditions are met.
Breast Reduction for Shoulder and Neck Pain
In addition to causing back pain, breasts that are very large can also lead to pain in the neck and shoulders. Sometimes this is caused by strain in the muscles and joints, though it can also be the result of undergarments and other clothing straining the neck and shoulders given the weight of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery will help eliminate this pain.
Breast Reduction to Address Self-Consciousness
When a woman has breasts that are very large, it can cause her to feel self-conscious about her appearance. This is particularly true of large, pendulous breasts that droop a great deal, as the contour may not be to a woman's liking. In addition, very large breasts can lead to unwanted attention, causing other people to stare or even make rude comments. Undergoing a breast reduction will help address these issues with self-consciousness.
Breast Reduction for Disproportionate Figures and Curves
Oftentimes when a woman has very large breasts, they tend to look disproportionate with the rest of her figure. This can cause self-consciousness and it can also make shopping for clothing and other simple matters a source of additional frustration and annoyance. By undergoing breast reduction, a more proportionate body contour can be achieved and other difficulties can be eased in the process.
Realistic Expectations Are Crucial for Patient Satisfaction
It's of the utmost importance that any candidates for breast reduction surgery have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it entails. That means understanding the risks and benefits of the procedure, the side effects experienced during recovery, and the nature of post-surgical scarring. Dr. Pilcher is sure to answer all patient questions to ensure that her patients thoroughly understand the procedures that would best meet their needs.
Schedule a Consultation at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A.
For more information about breast reduction surgery as well as your many other options for enhance body sculpting and contouring, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Pilcher and the entire team here look forward to meeting you in person and discussing all of your aesthetic goals in greater detail.
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