Typically, when we hear conversation regarding breast surgery, it has to do with augmentation. There is no arguing the fact that a well-done breast augmentation can be life-changing. However, we also consistently hear from women who undergo breast reduction that they made the right decision. The benefits of breast reduction surgery are well-known among women who may be interested in this procedure; benefits like heightened confidence and improved physical comfort. Still, there may be a few details about breast reduction that aren’t so familiar.
- Symmetry can be improved with breast reduction. A little asymmetry is normal. Most women have one breast that is slightly larger than the other. Instances of dramatic asymmetry, though, can be incredibly frustrating. Bathing suits and bras don’t fit right, and forget about feeling ultra-confident in the nude. While it’s possible to correct asymmetry with breast implants, reduction surgery is also an option.
- Breast reduction is common in the 18 to 21-year-old age group. Most women reach full physical maturation by age 21, sometimes by age 18. By this time in life, a woman has a very good idea about her interest in breast reduction. Today, we see more women in this age group seeking cosmetic surgery to reduce breast size so they can feel more comfortable in their body.
- Breast reduction can also reduce the areolas. The colored skin around the nipple doesn’t always need to be modified during a breast reduction, but it can be if a patient prefers. Reducing this area of skin may be beneficial to complement the smaller breast size.
- Reduction and lift may go hand in hand. When a woman’s breasts are large, they are also heavy. The weight of breasts, even when supported in a bra, can pull on superficial tissue and skin. Reducing the size of breasts is advantageous but will not correct sagging. To reach the desired outcome of smaller, natural-looking breasts, a lift technique may also be incorporated into the reduction procedure.
If you’ve been thinking about how nice it would be to have smaller breasts, you have a clear indication that now is a great time to consult with a trusted cosmetic surgeon. We’d love to speak with you. Call our Miami office at 305-279-4700 to schedule your breast reduction consultation.