Breast Reduction

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While women usually talk about performing a breast enlargement procedure some of the "lucky" ones decide to perform a breast reduction in order to gain some of the lost image and functionality by reshaping their size. In most cases, age deformations, disfigurement caused by accidents, or diseases, are the reasons why women decide to perform a breast reduction cosmetic surgery operation.

Determined by her genes as well as by her weight and hormones, the size of a woman's breasts varies with age, height and frame. In fact, while some women develop particularly large breasts from early adolescence, others develop them later in life, during the menopause or following the use of HRT. In many cases, women with large breasts experience a physical and psychological discomfort. Thus, since women can feel very self-conscious and can become depressed about the size of their breasts, many of them resort to the solutions provided through contemporary cosmetic surgery practices like Reduction mammoplasty; generally known as breast reduction.

Breast reduction is an operation where the excess fat and skin are removed from the breasts. The breasts are then reshaped to form smaller breasts and the nipples are repositioned. Moreover, breast reduction can also be used to even up the size of the breasts where one is much larger than the other.

But since breast reduction is actually a surgery, women tend to get scarred of the results. This is why it is important for the woman that wishes to reduce the size of her breasts to talk with her surgeon and agree beforehand on the desired surgery's outcome. Providing all the past health information to your surgeon is also necessary. The overview of your general health condition can reduce the risks of experiencing any kind of complications during surgery or later after its completion. You will always have a post-operative consultation with your surgeon to review the results and to check on your progress. Once you've returned home, you'll need two to six weeks of rest depending on your age and health. A week or two after surgery, your stitches will either dissolve, or you'll need to return to the hospital to have them removed.

Finally, you should consider the results you want to achieve and consult with your experienced breast surgeon before deciding on performing any dramatic change that may have a negative effect to your overall appearance. The surgeon will also give you advice on how best to prepare for the operation. If you are overweight, you may be advised to lose weight beforehand. Since breast size alters with body weight, you will be more suitable for surgery if your weight is stable. Your breasts won't grow again after surgery, but they may still fluctuate in size if you gain or lose weight. Moreover, smokers will be advised to give up because smoking increases the risks of surgery, including delayed healing. Also, in case you are still very young in age, the surgeon will advise you to wait until your breasts have stopped growing before performing the operation.

If you decide that you want to have the operation, select a recommended suitably qualified surgeon and ask to sign a consent form. This is to show that you are aware of what the procedure involves, including the possible risks, and give your permission for it to go ahead. Many women find that the benefits of breast reduction far outweigh the side-effects. However, because a breast reduction is done, at least in part, for cosmetic reasons, it is especially important to carefully consider the risks.

Author: Kadence Buchanan -

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