It’s not easy to decide to undergo breast reduction surgery. However, for many breast reduction patients, the benefits of breast reduction surgery often outweigh the downsides like needing time off of work to recover or simply needing to have surgery. Our hope is to lay out the pros and cons of undergoing cosmetic surgery to help you decide whether you want to consider pursuing breast reduction at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery.
How Do I Know I Need A Breast Reduction?
Several different signs indicate you might need to have breast reduction surgery. If your overly large breasts cause discomfort in any way, most commonly with shoulder grooves from bra straps, skin irritation, or chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain, it is worth looking into whether you could benefit from the removal of excess breast tissue.
If this applies to you, breast reduction surgery can make a huge difference in your life by allowing you to wear the clothes you truly want to, eliminating pain, and bringing your body into a more harmonious physical proportion.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Although we know everyone looking into breast reduction has different motivations and goals from surgery, the generally experienced benefits following this procedure include:
Easier to perform physical activity
Less pain and discomfort in the breasts, shoulders, and neck area
Better social life, not having to worry about embarrassment or discomfort when in public
It is easier to find clothing that fits appropriately
Easier to move around
Less strain on the back, neck, and shoulders
Ease to sleep with minor disturbance from their breasts
Improved appearance of the figure with better proportions between upper and lower body size
Overall improved quality of life
Potential Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery
As with all medical procedures, there is the potential for risks developing either shortly after the breast reduction procedure or in the long term. Dr. Sweat encourages all patients to be well informed of the benefits, risks, and side effects prior to committing to a cosmetic surgery procedure. Risks of breast reduction procedures include:
The need to have multiple procedures if the result is not satisfactory after one surgery. This increases your total breast reduction cost and downtime, and the timeline for your final results to appear.
Physical limitations while you wait for your body to heal after the surgery. For example, it might not be possible for you to participate in activities for several weeks following your procedure.
Scar tissue formation in the breast region. This can lead to pain or discomfort around the incision site if too much tension is put onto these breast reduction scars during the recovery process, causing them not to heal in an ideal manner. This can also lead to deformation or less-than-ideal results that could require additional surgery to correct them.
Excessive bleeding during the operation. Bleeding is a risk of all invasive surgeries and could complicate the procedure and the healing process.
Breast Reduction in Sacramento, CA
Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can provide many benefits, but it’s not suitable for everyone. Make sure that you know the risks involved with breast procedures and discuss these with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery before going ahead with this surgical procedure. Start the conversation about breast reduction by calling our office or contacting us online today.