Breast reduction surgery removes the excess skin, fat, and tissue to diminish the size of the breasts. While some patients request the procedure to achieve a more proportionate physique, the experts at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can also perform this on women whose overly large and heavy breasts cause them physical pain, rounded shoulders, postural problems, and spinal curvature.
What to Expect After a Breast Reduction
Immediate Relief from Physical Symptoms Caused By Very Large Breasts
When your breasts are too large for your body frame, you can expect a wide array of physical symptoms such as neck and back pain, rounded shoulders, painful bra strap grooves, skin irritation beneath the breasts, and postural problems. In extreme cases, some women even experience nerve impingement that causes numbing of the fingers, breathing difficulty, and frequent migraines.
Fortunately, breast reduction eliminates the aforementioned symptoms almost instantaneously. In fact, several studies have shown that it has the highest patient satisfaction rate due to the improved quality of life and the increased mobility experienced by women who receive the surgery.
Increased Mobility and Other Auspicious Effects
With improved mobility, it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight through exercise. Take note that having exorbitantly large breasts can make it difficult or even painful to perform even the simplest exercise routine such as walking and jogging. Meanwhile, some female athletes have undergone a breast reduction to improve their reaction time, mobility, and overall performance. Athletes have also reported experiencing shorter recovery following a rigorous training and workout after having this procedure.
Improved Body Proportions
In general, the ideal post-op size is the size that is enough to eliminate your physical discomfort. Another common guideline is to create a new breast volume that matches your weight, height, and body frame. Of course, your breast size after surgery should also depend on your cosmetic goals, which you must be able to explain in detail.
Improved Breast Appearance
Not many people are aware that breast reduction oftentimes incorporates some techniques used in mastopexy (aka breast lift). After all, overlarge breasts have a saggy, pendulous shape due to their sheer weight that causes the skin to lose its elasticity, much like a rubber band being stretched to its limit.