Whether to ease chronic back, neck or shoulder pain or to simply feel more self-confident and balanced, there are a number of reasons why women decide to have breast reduction surgery. If you’re considering the procedure, here are three key facts that you may not already know about breast reduction.
1. You May Need to Lose Weight before Surgery
Excess body weight, even in areas other than your breasts, can sometimes affect the quality of your results, and losing weight before your procedure may even help to reduce the size of your breasts on its own. That said, many women find that exercise and staying active becomes much more comfortable following their breast reduction, so you might find that losing weight after surgery will be easier and more enjoyable.
In order to best ascertain your goals, it is a good idea to discuss your ideal weight with Dr. Anna Wooten during your initial consultation.
Dr. Wooten will help you determine whether losing weight prior to surgery will enhance your results.
2. You Can Enjoy a Quick Recovery
Because of the unique surgical techniques used, recovery after breast reduction surgery is typically quick and smooth. Most women can return home the same day as their surgery, and you may be able to return to work within 1 week post-op, depending on your activity level at work.
3. It’s Not Just for Women
Women and men alike can benefit from breast reduction. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia, the abnormal development of male breasts, find that male breast reduction surgery can help to restore their self-confidence and a positive body image. The details of the procedure for women and men are very similar, as is the relatively short recovery.
Dr. Anna Wooten is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Beleza Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. Her extensive experience performing a broad range of plastic surgery procedures makes her one of the most sought out plastic surgeons in the Pittsburgh area. Since opening her doors in 2008, Dr. Wooten and her expert staff have helped thousands of patients achieve ideal aesthetic transformations using only the safest technology and most advanced surgical techniques.