What Is A Breast Reduction Mammoplasty And Is It For You?
While it is the commonly perceived view that breast surgery and breast augmentation is simply centered on the principle of enlarging what is already there, this is not always the case. There is also a corrective procedure known as a reduction mammoplasty or simply just as a breast reduction.
Many people feel their breasts are simply too large and/or out of proportion for their body shape, and there may be other health concerns to take into account while considering breast reduction surgery such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and stretch marks on and around the skin of the breast.
Other reasons can range simply from the inability to partake in regular exercise and engage in sporting activities comfortably to feeling self conscious and developing low self-esteem. These are all highly valid reasons for surgery but not the only ones. As with any cosmetic surgery a qualified surgeon will help you decide if it’s right for you.
What happens during a reduction mammoplasty?
The operation will take place under general anaesthetic and excess skin on the breast is removed first to allow for the correct positioning of the nipple, though sometimes the whole nipple itself is removed and then grafted back on near the end of the operation. Next, an incision is made on either the side or the bottom of the breast from which excess fatty tissue and skin is removed. Once the fatty tissue and skin is removed the incision is stitched up and the recovery can begin.
What are the benefits of undergoing a reduction mammoplasty?
Greater physical freedom and better clothes fitment.
Reduction of associated pain such as backache.
Less chance of developing back and neck problems in later life.
Higher self confidence and better self image.
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure it’s vital that you speak with a qualified surgeon so you can receive the information you need to make the decision best for yourself.