Breast reduction can be a great option if you’re uncomfortable with the size of your breasts and want them to be smaller. Breast reduction actually comes with one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction out of any plastic surgery procedure. If you’re considering your options, then your plastic surgeon can help. It’s important to know whether breast reduction is right for you, however, so here’s what to know about it and whether you’re a good candidate.
Breast Reduction Candidates
To meet basic breast reduction candidacy, you should be:
- Physically and mentally healthy
- Pursuing breast reduction for your own personal reasons, not to fulfill someone else
Your plastic surgeon will also look into whether you have a good support system at home. Your partner and family should be understanding of your choice undergo breast reduction because it may take some time for you to recover, and you’ll need someone to assist you during this time. Another factor to consider is whether you have realistic expectations about the outcome of the breast reduction surgery. If your expectations are in line with what breast reduction can achieve, then it’s likely a good option for you.
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
This procedure involves getting rid of excess breast skin and tissue, usually through liposuction, surgical excision, or a combination of both. If you have excess skin because of sagging, then you may also benefit from a breast lift. A breast lift can help restore the breasts to a more upright, natural position if you have nipples that point downward. Breast reduction is usually performed under general anesthesia but you can return home after your procedure with the help of a close friend or family member.
How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon
The factors you should consider when looking for a plastic surgeon include:
- Board Certification
Your plastic surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since this ensures they’ve undergone extensive training and continuing education about various cosmetic breast surgeries. Your plastic surgeon should also be able to show before-and-after images of breast reductions they’ve performed in the past so you can determine their skill level and whether they can achieve the results you’re hoping for. Finally, your plastic surgeon should be able to make you feel comfortable, heard, and informed about your procedure and the risks.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about breast reduction is by meeting with Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg at our state-of-the-art office. Contact us by calling or filling out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.