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Is Breast Reduction Right for You?

Women with small breasts are not the only people unhappy with the size of their bosoms. Women with large natural breasts are often unhappy with their physical appearance as well. Fortunately, they can seek relief with a breast reduction surgery.

The goal of this surgery is to reduce and reshape the breast, eliminating the physical discomfort that can accompany larger breasts.

Who should consider breat reductions?

Many different women show interest in breast reduction procedures for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are related to having children, being overweight or having a genetic predisposition to large and heavy breasts.

Discontentment can be considered the primary reason a woman is a good candidate for breast reduction. Everyone deserves to feel happy and confident in their own bodies, and large and heavy breasts make this level of happiness impossible for some women. If you are unhappy with your appearance because of your breasts, speak with a specialist to consider your treatment options.

Pain is another factor that can make a woman consider a breast reduction procedure. If you have back or neck aches, skin irritation under the breasts, experience difficulty breathing or feel numbness in areas around the breasts, a reduction procedure is a very good idea.

It is wise to consider breast reduction surgery after you have finished having children. The growth that comes from child birth and breast feeding can have unpredictable effects on the post-child size and shape of your breasts. If you want to pursue breast reduction before child birth, speak with your Des Moines plastic surgeon. He or she can share all the possible risks and changes you may experience later.

What is involved in the decision?

There are positive and negative aspects of receiving a breast reduction. Make sure to review everything that applies to you before making a final decision.

Positive factors include: a more proportionate body, reduced levels or physical pain and an increase in confidence due to clothes that fit better.

Negative factors include: potentially decreased sensitivity in some areas, breasts that may look slightly uneven and problems breast-feeding.

When should you think about breast reductions?

It may be time to consider a breast reduction if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms. Discuss them with your Des Moines plastic surgeon to confirm you are a good fit for the procedure.

  • Your breasts are too large for your frame and cause pain in the neck, shoulders and back.

  • Your breasts are heavy and cause the nipples to point downward.

  • One breast is much larger than the other.

  • You are not happy with the size and appearance of your breasts.

If you have more questions about breast reductions, you should schedule a consultation with a Des Moines plastic surgeon. Dr. Franks is a board certified plastic surgeon and can ease any worries you may have about the procedure. He has performed many breast augmentations, so he can effectively answer all your questions. For more information, you can contact WDF Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at 515.421.4299.

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