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In my experience as a double board certified plastic surgeon, many patients search to find the right motivation to choose plastic surgery procedures.  When it comes to improving the overall quality of life, what more motivation would a person possibly need?  For men and women with overly large breasts, every day activities can seem much harder than the average person.  Large breasts can leave men with low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.  Women with large breasts often feel physical burdens by the extra weight they carry on their chest and an inability to stay physically active due to pain.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.  Breast reductions can be life changing for patients – but let’s see what it takes to be considered a good candidate for a breast reduction.

breast augmentation recoveryCan you answer yes to any of the following?

  • Are your breasts too large for your body?
  • Do you often experience back, neck or shoulder pain?
  • Do your breasts hang significantly when not wearing support?
  • Do your nipples and areolas point downward?
  • Are you self-conscious about the way your breasts look?
  • Do you have trouble finding clothing that properly fits your body frame?
  • Is one breast significantly larger than the other breast?
  • Do you find physical exercise challenging due to shortness of breath?
  • Are you a male that suffers from gynecomastia (also sometimes called man boobs)?
  • Have your breasts fully developed?
  • Does your posture suffer from heavy breasts?

If any of these questions resonate with how you feel, then you’re on the right track to exploring your breast reduction options.  The next step is to meet during a consultation to discuss your goals and evaluate the breasts to determine if a breast reduction would be the most ideal procedure to help improve your lifestyle.  Ideal breast reduction candidates should already be in generally good health, be mentally and emotionally sound, and have realistic expectations of their potential breast reduction results.  These are so very important because plastic surgery is not an exact science, and although I have been performing breast surgery procedures for over 20 years, there are inherent risks that are associated with any surgical procedure.  I want to help patients live happier lives that aren’t limited because of their breasts, but it’s an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The main goal of any breast reduction procedure is to literally help take the weight off and provide some much needed relief.  You’ll be amazed at how many facets of your life will improve after a breast reduction.  For men, the days of being fully clothed at the beach because their too embarrassed to take off their shirt can become a thing of the past.  For women, not having chronic pain and being able to stay physically fit without the need of wearing several bras to keep their breasts in place is something that will soon be forgotten.  Why suffer when you can do something about it by choosing breast surgery?

Even if you’re unsure about whether you would be primed for a breast reduction, it doesn’t hurt to have a conversation to start exploring your options and our doors and ears are open.  If you’re interested in breast reduction or any of the breast procedures performed at Southern Plastic Surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us to get you set up for a complimentary breast reduction consultation.  Head to the Southern Plastic Surgery Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and plastic surgery special’s page to keep up with what’s going on in the office.