When it comes to breast size, having bigger breasts isn’t always better. Women and men who have large breasts can struggle with various challenges, including pain that restricts their daily activities and reduces self-confidence.
If you’ve struggled with the size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery can decrease your breasts to a more manageable size and improve your self-esteem. According to board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA of Florham Park, New Jersey’s Northeastern Plastic Surgery, these are the benefits women and men can expect from getting a breast reduction.
What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of your breasts. During the surgery, Dr. Fodero removes excess tissues, fat, and loose skin, creating breasts that are not only smaller but more symmetrical, lifted, and youthful in their appearance.
What are the benefits of getting breast reduction surgery?
Getting breast reduction surgery comes with a number of benefits to your physical and mental health. Studies show 95% of patients are happy with the results from breast reduction.
Improve the appearance of your breasts
Breast reduction surgery can make your breasts look better in more ways than just size. Along with reducing the size of your breasts to being more proportionate with your overall appearance, Dr. Fodero can improve the symmetry of your breasts, make large nipples or areolas smaller in size, and make your breasts firmer while reducing any sagging.
Decreased pain and discomfort
Many women with large breasts regularly experience back, shoulder, and neck pain and can develop uncomfortable rashes under their breasts. You might also find it more difficult to exercise, participate in sports, and find comfortable clothing that fits well.
After breast reduction surgery, your pain will be gone, and you’ll no longer be in any discomfort going about your regular routine. You’ll have more freedom to participate in sports and have an easier time finding clothing in your size.
Women and men who get breast reduction surgery often feel more confident and less embarrassed, with a better personal body image, after the surgery. If you’re a woman, you’ll no longer experience any of the self-consciousness you may have experienced from larger breasts.
If you’re male and have gynecomastia, a condition that causes men to develop increased breast tissue, you might also feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts. Dr. Fodero performs breast reduction on men as well as women, giving you a flat, masculine-looking chest that will make you feel great.
What can I expect when getting breast reduction surgery?
Dr. Fodero performs breast reduction surgery while you’re under general anesthesia, which means you won’t experience any pain. Your surgery usually lasts two to four hours.
By making an incision that extends from under the areola to the end of the breast, Dr. Fodero can next remove fat and tissue from your breast. After making your breasts your desired size and shape, Dr. Fodero moves your areola to a higher position on your breast before pulling your skin tightly around the areola.
Prior to undergoing female or male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Fodero consults with you to ensure you get the results you desire from the procedure. To make an appointment with Dr. Fodero and his team to discuss your options, request your appointment online or by phone at Northeastern Plastic Surgery.