The term breast reduction would lead you to believe that the procedure only entails removal of breast tissue. Nothing further from the truth, since shaping of the breasts and placing the nipples in a more desirable position are integral parts of the operation, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes should fit you better.
For those seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts, a reduction mammaplasty can usually mitigate or eliminate such symptoms.
Breast reduction often makes a dramatic change in your appearance. Most women are very pleased with their smaller breasts and are very glad they chose to have undergone surgery and finding well fitting and more flattering clothing should be easier. The level of patient satisfaction resulting from breast reduction is among the highest of any plastic surgery procedure.
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have:
- Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
- Heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
- Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Skin irritation beneath your breasts or indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps.
- Restrictions with physical activities and self-consciousness are other frequent complaints
Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but Dr. Mondolfi usually recommends waiting until breast development has ended. Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later.
Dr. Mondolfi will examine your breasts, evaluate their size, shape and consistency, the quality of your skin, and the position of your nipples.
He will then offer one or more options depending on your goal and expectations, and after analyzing the pros and cons of these options you should be able to agree on a procedure tailored to your needs.
Insurance coverage is sometimes available for breast reduction surgery and each company might have their conditions. One of our staff members will discuss these matters with you.
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