6 Signs You Need A Breast Reduction

6 Signs You Need A Breast Reduction
September 05 14:40 2017 Print This Article

Is it Time to Schedule your Breast Reduction Surgery?

There’s an old saying that many of us know by heart, which is “good things come to those who wait.” And when it comes to plastic surgery including Breast Reduction Surgery, there’s usually a reason why it’s worth the wait to hold off on getting a procedure you really want to have, but aren’t quite ready for just yet.

One procedure that many people put off, but often wished that they hadn’t done so, is breast reduction surgery. With a very high satisfaction rating listed on consumer sites, it’s a life-changing procedure that brings relief to women who were suffering from very large, heavy or burdensome breast proportions.

When’s the Right Time to Scale Down Your Breasts?

If you’re a woman with highly abundant breast tissue, you know that having heavy breasts can be a daily struggle. Bigger is not always better, as they mistakenly say. Not only is there the discomfort of back and neck pain or the difficulty in finding bras or tops that you feel comfortable wearing, but not every woman likes the unwanted social attention that often comes with having an overly-visible cup size.

This is particularly the case for a petite woman with ample breasts that are simply out of proportion with one’s body frame/size. But it can be true for any of us struggling with breasts that are simply TOO big to be comfortable with in terms of exercising, sleeping or even finding clothing that we feel comfortable to wear. From the teenage years through adulthood, the weight or size of having very large breasts can create a constant burden and leaves many women considering Breast Reduction Surgery.

While it is generally suggested that a woman should wait until past the age of 18 to undergo cosmetic or plastic surgery such as a Breast Reduction procedure, there are some rare occurrences where younger women are so burdened by very large breasts that earlier surgery may be warranted; these scenarios are considered on a case by case basis.

If you’re ready for a Breast Reduction Surgery, it can change your life for the better, by giving you freedom from the activity and clothing limitations — and back pain — that are frequently associated with very large breasts. A breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding surgeries available to a patient wanting to improve their quality of life, but there are a few things to carefully consider first.

If You are Planning on Having Children One Day, Will You Hope to Breastfeed?

Obviously not every woman knows in advance whether or not they truly desire to have children, or even if they will be able to given the high infertility rates in our society. But something that is very important for most woman considering breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) is that a breast reduction may increase your risks of being unable to breast feed.

That noted you must still take into account that your ability to breastfeed MIGHT be impacted by surgery before you consent to having the procedure.

Something else to keep in mind: even women who have never had surgery on their breasts sometimes find they are unable to breast feed. So there are simply no guarantees for breasts that have not been altered by surgery — nor for those that have been surgically reduced — as to whether or not you’ll be able to breastfeed.  But our surgeons do all they can to increase the potential that your ability to breast feed won’t be impacted by your reduction surgery.

Even if potential children are not even on your agenda in the near—or perhaps distant—future, or if you feel you’ve completed your family already — that is something to consider if that day were ever to come.

Cost and Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery

You will get a customised quote after a consultation with one our leading breast surgeons, Dr Terrence Scamp, who performs surgeries using highly experienced Anaesthetists and Surgical Support Nurse Staff – in other words, he doesn’t cut corners. We believe it’s simply not worth your life or peace of mind to try to cut costs on something so important as a Reduction Mammoplasty procedure.

That’s because, regarding complexity of the surgery, a breast reduction is — by nature — a very complex breast surgery procedure, and even more so if noticeable asymmetry is present.  It takes precise measurements, a thorough understanding of how to get the best results with a Le Jour incision method (which helps protect the nipple glands and minimises scarring).  You’ll want to be honestly prepared mentally, physically and financially, to undergo the surgery to reduce your breast size. Knowing what to expect can help you plan. On average, the length of your downtime can run anywhere from two weeks to six weeks, or sometimes several months before you full re-engage with strenuous activities or very heavy lifting.

6 Signs it Might be Time for a Breast Reduction Include:

  1. You have had enough of the discomfort of having large breasts
  2. You have chronic back pain or neck pain or both
  3. You feel limited in your ability to participate in sports or fitness training programs such as running, gym classes, boot camp or yoga
  4. You are tired of the size of your breasts being commented on or subjected to unwanted attention
  5. Your bra straps dig in (or there is no comfortable bra)
  6. Clothing shopping is unpleasant because its too difficult to find clothing that fits properly
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