Larger breasts may not be every woman’s preference. In fact, smaller breasts have become increasingly popular among plastic surgery patients in recent years. This desire for more a modest bust can lead breast enhancement patients to select smaller breast implants or fat transfer injections to the breast. It can also lead women with larger natural breasts to pursue breast reduction surgery. To help explain the benefits of this outstanding cosmetic procedure, I have listed a few things breast reduction surgery can and cannot help patients accomplish.

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Breast Reduction Can Safely Decrease Breast Size

Regardless of whether your concerns are aesthetic or physical in nature, breast reduction patients all seek out their procedure as a safe way to reduce the size of their breasts. During breast reduction, I am able to decrease the volume of the breasts by removing breast tissue, fat, and excess skin. The result is a more modest breast size and a better-proportioned figure.

Breast Reduction Cannot Be Used to Treat Breast Sagging

A breast reduction is not the best alternative for women who want to reduce the effects of breast sagging. That would be breast lift surgery. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the breasts are reshaped and lifted to provide a perkier, younger-looking breast contour. It’s very common for patients to combine their breast reduction surgery with a breast lift to achieve more comprehensive breast enhancement results.

Breast Reduction Can Help with Back Pain & Posture Issues

Many breast reduction patients opt for their surgery as a way to remedy back and neck pain, as well as issues with posture. Larger breasts weigh more and put additional stress on a woman’s neck and spine. By reducing the breasts, an immense amount of strain can be relieved.

In my experience, breast reduction patients are typically extremely satisfied with the results they are able to achieve. When performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, breast reduction can be a legitimately life-changing procedure. If you would like to know more about breast reduction or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for additional tips, photos, news, and more.