Large breasts can make women feel self-conscious and even cause back and neck pain. For a woman who feels like her large breasts hold her back from enjoying life, a breast reduction can feel liberating.
What is Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction decreases the size and volume of the breasts. Breasts that feel too large can cause distress for many women, making everyday tasks like finding clothes and exercising into frustrations. A breast reduction can relieve this burden and give women the freedom to enjoy life without large, heavy breasts.
How Does Breast Reduction Work?
Dr. Brenman will use an incision to remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. Because large breasts have often caused skin to sag, the surgeon will remove loose skin to lift the breasts. The skin is then tightened and the breast lifted and shaped. The surgeon will often reposition the areola, so it faces outward instead of downward and will give the breasts a smaller but still full, natural appearance.
Top 3 Benefits of Breast Reduction
Women who get a breast reduction will enjoy many benefits, including:
Easier Clothes Shopping
Since most clothes do not properly fit women with large breasts, shopping can become frustrating, and many comfortable, attractive clothes become off-limits. After breast reduction, clothes fit as they should, and shopping stress goes away.
Back, neck, shoulder, and chest pain can result when a woman has breasts too large for her frame. Breast reduction can permanently reduce or eliminate this pain and keep it from getting worse over time.
Large breasts make physical activity difficult and often uncomfortable. After a breast reduction, women can exercise and engage in other activities in comfort without their breasts weighing them down.
A boost in self-esteem and confidence result from breast reduction when women feel better about their appearance and their physical improvements. Many women have been dealing with large breasts since puberty, so this procedure can make a significant difference in how they feel about themselves.
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How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?
While costs will vary by your location, your provider, and other factors, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that a breast reduction costs $5913 on average. This does not include costs such as anesthesia, medication, and fees related to the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Brenman will help establish a better estimate.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Most women who feel that their breasts are too large make good candidates for breast reduction. Non-smokers in overall good health make the best candidates. They should also have reasonable expectations about their results.
While we often talk about breast reduction for women, men also deal with enlarged breast tissue. This condition, gynecomastia, can be treated by reducing the fat and breast tissue via breast reduction.
“After losing 87 pounds I decided I would treat myself and get a tummy tuck that I have been wanting for some time. I researched and thought Dr Scot Brenman would be best. Well suffice it to say I am not thrilled with my results. Ultimately my tummy is flatter which was what I wanted but my belly button is 2 inches above the incision line which I hate! He promised lipo which til this day I’m betting he didn’t do! Also his aftercare was thee WORSE! He never followed up with me after the removal of my drains! No way will he receive another one of my hard earned dimes!” *
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about breast reduction? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule a convenient appointment with us in the near future.