Having disproportionately large breasts can weigh you down. Many women in the Greater Jackson, MS, area suffer from skin irritations due to bra straps trying to do their job of lifting. Excess breast tissue can also inhibit an active lifestyle due to the extra weight. This is why many women choose to have breast reduction surgery, a safe cosmetic procedure when expertly performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. For many women, choosing to have this surgery is easy, but finding a skilled surgeon takes time and patience.
The eight board-certified plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates in Flowood, MS, have performed numerous breast reduction procedures, with dramatic results for their patients. Imagine yourself with a restored sense of self-confidence, while finally being rid of painful physical symptoms.
Breast reduction basics
Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the size and reshape the breasts. For women with large areolas, they may be trimmed to fit the newly shaped breast and nipple size. When excess tissue is removed, the results are smaller breasts that are more proportional to the body. During your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates, a detailed overview of the surgery will be given. Next, a customized plan that matches your expectations will be addressed so you can be assured that your aesthetic goals have been communicated.
If you have been weighing the pros and cons of breast reduction surgery, read below as we outline four common reasons women choose this procedure.
Four reasons to consider breast reduction surgery
1. Eliminate chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
One of the most frequent comments from our Metro and Jackson, MS, patients following a breast reduction surgery is how much happier they are without the extra weight on their chests. The surrounding muscles often do not offer enough support from the rest of the body, which can lead to pain in the affected areas. When chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain is debilitating, it can begin to change your posture along with causing numbness in some areas. Reducing your breast size may also lower your risk for common back disorders while gaining better mobility and reducing lower back stress.
2. Restricted lifestyle and fitness
Large breasts can get in the way when it comes to exercise, as the bouncing and movement of a large chest is often uncomfortable. Many women need to wear two sports bras to get the support they need while working out. Restricted activity can lead to other issues, such as weight gain and a decline in health. Following surgery, women can live a more active lifestyle without being breathless or experiencing a limited range of motion. Imagine being able to achieve your athletic goals when your breasts are not in the way.
3. Renewed confidence and self-esteem
Women with large breasts have likely been dealing with the effects since their youth. Years of unwanted attention due to overly large breasts can cause issues with one's emotional well-being and psychological health. Women may feel insecure and even begin to question the intentions of men who approach them. Breast reduction surgery can be life-changing in so many ways, but reclaiming your self-confidence is priceless.
4. Ill-fitting clothing
Breasts that make your chest size out of proportion with the rest of your body can make clothes shopping difficult. This disproportion can be frustrating if you have to spend hours hunting for clothing you can button over your breasts. Not to mention, the search for a bathing suit that fits is nearly impossible. With a breast reduction, these worries are no longer a concern. You can enjoy shopping and find clothing that fits appropriately. Purchasing a new bra or bathing suit top can be exhilarating for women with newly smaller breasts, as they can finally wear what they want.
Your insurance may cover breast reduction
For many Metro and Jackson, MS, women, a breast reduction may be covered by insurance if it is deemed a medical necessity. Once a doctor has confirmed a medical need, some insurance companies may pay for all or a portion of the procedure. Before scheduling your surgery, it is advised that you get in touch with your insurance company to determine if there are any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.
Ready to learn more?
If you are ready to discuss a breast reduction procedure, call The Face & Body Center of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates in Flowood, MS, to schedule a consultation. During this time, you will meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and discuss your options. A personalized treatment plan will be created, which will include the next steps, details of the procedure, and information about recovery time. We cannot wait to help you feel lighter!