Health and Wellness: Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Physical Ability

In a recent health article from ABC News, a new plastic surgery trend has risen among young female athletes. To help improve their sports performance, athletes have chosen breast reduction surgery for overly large breasts that can inhibit physical ability and cause back and shoulder pain. Overly large breasts, also known as a condition called macromastia for females, can cause both physical and emotional concerns. Patients with overly large breasts often complain of physical constraints such as the inability to engage in vigorous athletic activity or added respiratory stress due to the weight of the breasts on the chest. Additionally, patients can also experience emotional concerns due to self image or inability to perform physical activities.

Health and Wellness Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Physical Ability

At Southern Plastic Surgery, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs breast reduction surgery on both male and female patients to create a more proportional and comfortable result. During the procedure, Dr. Whiteman will make an incision along the underside of the breast and remove excess skin and tissue. The remaining breast tissue will be tightened and repositioned. Occasionally, breast lift surgery can be combined with a breast reduction for a more youthful look.

Following any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Whiteman always advises his patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since breast reduction surgery allows patients to freely engage in more physical activity, Dr. Whiteman encourages patients to take advantage of their plastic surgery results and develop a regular exercise routine. By adapting a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and lifestyle habits, patients will maintain and improve results. For patients looking to jumpstart a lifestyle plan, Jackie Madison, our office administrator, also serves as our in-house certified NESTA lifestyle and weight management coach.

If you’re interested in breast surgery or any other procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Stay connected with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

Studies Show Lifestyle Improvements after Breast Reduction Surgery

One of the most commonly performed breast plastic surgery procedures is breast reduction. Many patients, both male and female, suffer from overly large breasts that contribute to many health concerns. Heavy, large breasts often result in poor posture, rashes and indentions from bra straps or clothing, neck and back pain, and poor self esteem. With over 20 years of experience performing breast procedures, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers breast reduction surgery to men and women looking to alleviate physical and emotional problems caused by large breasts.breast reduction atlanta ga

In a recent study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, reports show substantial increase in physical wellness in addition to psychosocial well-being. Patient satisfaction with their physical appearance and mental well-being nearly doubled after the procedure with scores going from the 40s to 80s on a 100 point scale. Breast reduction surgery provides a more proportionate result for patients so they can feel more confident and enjoy the ability to participate in physical activities that they couldn’t before.

Dr. Whiteman performs breast reduction surgery by making an incision in the nipple or under the crease of the breast to remove breast tissue, fat, and excess skin. For a more youthful and rejuvenated result, breast lift surgery is commonly combined to reposition breasts to a more aesthetic location on the chest. Men who suffer from overly large breasts, also known as a condition called gynecomastia, can also undergo this procedure. For male breast reduction, Dr. Whiteman will remove fat and skin using liposuction and will re-tighten remaining tissue for a smooth, masculine look.

As an advocate for health and wellness, Dr. Whiteman always advises patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after cosmetic surgery. By incorporating consistent healthy eating and a regular exercise routine, patients can continue improving their self esteem and physical health. If you are interested in breast surgery or any other procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery, contact us today. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest updates and plastic surgery specials.

Smoking Hinders Breast Surgery Recovery

Atlanta Breast LiftA recent article published by Dr. Anthony Youn on CNN.com highlights the dangers that smokers risk when lighting up after plastic surgery.  In his piece entitled “Smoking can make your nipples fall off,” Youn discusses cases in which a woman undergoing a breast lift refused to quit smoking and suffered complications including a loss of blood flow to the nipples.

Atlanta breast lift surgeon Dr. David Whiteman understands the fear that articles like this can strike into women looking to take on procedures like breast lift and breast reduction. For women who suffer from an aching back or are limited physically by larger breasts or who want to lift sagging breasts, surgery is still an option. Board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman wants patients to realize that complications like those mentioned in the article by Dr. Youn are rare in patients who adequately follow pre- and post-surgery directions from their surgeon.

Smoking constricts the blood vessels which was most likely the cause of the aforementioned patient’s complications. Before taking on any plastic surgery patient, Dr. Whiteman undergoes a thorough examination of each person’s medical and family history, as assessment of well as any risk factors that increase complications during a breast procedure.

Whether you’re looking to increase your breast size through breast enlargement surgery, reduce the size of your breasts through reduction, or lift sagging breasts as a part of mommy makeover surgery (which also typically includes liposuction and a tummy tuck), you can rest assured that Dr. Whiteman has both your best interest and safety in mind during all stages of the breast surgery process: consultation, pre-surgery, during the procedure, and plastic surgery recovery.

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