What Is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction improves the size and shape of overly large breasts. Women may seek breast reduction surgery because their breast size causes them embarrassment, inconvenience, or medical problems such as skin irritation, back pain, shoulder pain, and inhibition of breathing. Oversized breasts can also lead to premature sagging, thereby aging your appearance. Breast reduction surgery removes excess fat and glandular tissue from the chest and pulls the skin tight around the remaining tissue to form smaller, more manageable, and more aesthetically pleasing breasts.
The Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
- Enhances breast shape so that it is not overly elongated
- Improves breast appearance by reducing its size
- Corrects obvious breast asymmetries
- Eliminates premature breast sagging
- Relieves pain, medical problems, and inconveniences associated with oversized breasts
- Relieves the embarrassment and emotional discomfort of having overly large breasts
- Balances body proportions to improve body shape
- Allows for better fitted and more flattering wardrobe choices
- Boosts confidence and positive body image
Achieved With Breast Reduction Surgery
Women who desire breast reduction frequently have distinct complaints associated with having overly large breasts. These can include medical problems, chronic pain, breathing impediments, shoulder grooves, skin rashes, embarrassment, unwanted attention, daily inconveniences, limited wardrobe options, and difficulty or pain while exercising. Breast reduction can relieve these symptoms to improve your appearance and your quality of life so that you can participate in the activities you desire without negative repercussions.
Having oversized breasts can give your body a top-heavy appearance. They may make you look disproportionate or off-balance, and it may be difficult to find attractive clothing options. Disproportionately large breasts may also make you the source of unsolicited attention. Breast reduction surgery reduces breast size to rebalance the body proportions and create a more harmonious body shape overall.
Women with overly large breasts may experience premature breast sagging that causes them to look older. Teens or young adults with overly large breasts may find that their appearance ages them and causes others to treat them differently. Reducing breast size with breast reduction can correct any sagging and create a more natural and youthful appearance.
Because of the many unpleasant symptoms associated with having oversized breasts, women may develop poor self-confidence as a result. Women who experience significant breast pain while exercising may avoid physical activity, which can reduce overall well-being, lead to weight gain, and further diminish self-esteem. With breast reduction, women can feel better about their bodies and feel ready to tackle exercise and life head-on with their new self-confidence.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Dr. Chin uses many variations to perform breast reduction surgery and tailors every surgery to the needs of the patient. The most common approach begins with an incision that goes around the areola and runs down the center of the lower breast to meet the breast crease. Excess skin and tissue are removed from the lower pole to reduce the overhanging breast, and a new fold will be formed. The nipple-areolar complex will be higher up on the breast so that it appears more youthful. Dr. Chin will then pull the skin on the sides of the breast down and around the nipple, producing a firmer shaped breast. Afterward, the breasts will be smaller and will appear more youthful, round, lifted, perky, and proportionate.