Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

female-breast-checkAfter many, many years of performing plastic surgery procedures, our-board certified plastic surgeons know that no two of our patients desire exactly the same thing from their procedure. While it is a popular notion that many women wish they could increase the size of their breasts with breast augmentation surgery, it’s a fact that many others may wish for the opposite. We perform breast reduction surgery to help women who would like to reduce their natural breast size. Below we will discuss in detail who might be a good candidate for this outstanding cosmetic procedure.

For some women, overly large breasts can make their figure look disproportionate or out of balance. Especially women who are naturally more slender or petite in stature. Other women who once preferred their larger breasts may simply prefer a change to a more modest and subtle breast contour. Here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we know that each of our patients has their own unique reason for pursuing their surgery and we respect that.

Breast reduction may appeal to some patients for reasons that go beyond their appearance. Larger breasts are heavier than smaller ones. This added weight can put additional strain on a woman’s spine, leading to back pain and posture issues. Undergoing breast reduction can help relieve this strain and treat these chronic issues for some women.

There is more that factors into being a good candidate for breast reduction surgery than just a desire to reduce breast size. To begin with, the patient must be in good enough mental and physical health to safely undergo the procedure. Breast reduction patients should achieve and maintain realistic expectations about what their surgery is capable of helping them achieve. Candidates should not be smokers as nicotine consumption can affect a patient’s results and ability to properly heal following surgery.

Breast reduction surgery can provide fantastic, long-lasting results for women who are unhappy with their current breast size. If you think that you might be a good candidate for breast reduction, or any of the other cosmetic surgery procedures that we perform, the first step is an in-person consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. For more information or to schedule a consultation today, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Midtown, Cumming, or Canton area locations. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.