Five Benefits of Breast Reduction

Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery for breast hypertrophy have extremely high satisfaction rates. At Aesthetic Surgical Images, we feel that this operation may be a life-changing experience for some women. There are five major reasons for this significant improvement in quality of life:

1. Patients who undergo breast reduction have significant improvement in their symptoms.

Symptomatic breast enlargement is associated with: back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, bra strap indentations, numbness on the inner aspect of the arms, areas of chafing and infection beneath the folds of the breast, and pain within the breast themselves. Most women see significant improvement in their symptoms following breast reduction.

2. Increase in exercise tolerance.

Many patients who undergo breast reduction report improved exercise tolerance. Many ultimately lose weight elsewhere as they resume activities that they have historically abandoned. 

3. Breast reduction results in improved breast aesthetics.

The aesthetic goals of breast reduction include balance and harmony with the surrounding anatomic structures, reduction in areola size, and correction of breast sag, which typically occurs with breast hypertrophy. Scarring can occur but over the course of time these usually fade and become acceptable to patients. 

 4.  Clothing fits better after breast reduction surgery.

Patients who have large breasts have difficulty finding clothes that fit, they frequently have to wear loose fitting garments such as sweaters, sweatshirts, and T-shirts. After breast reduction they express satisfaction at their ability to wear fashionable clothing.

 5. Patients who undergo breast reduction have improved self-esteem and self-image.

Patients who have large breasts feel that people frequently stare at them. This adversely impacts self-esteem, self-image, and self-confidence. One patient recently stated “I wish people would look me in the eye when they talk to me.” Needless to say, self-esteem and self-image improve following breast reduction as these phenomena slowly disappear.

When the benefits of breast reduction are added together, breast reduction patients report high rates of satisfaction. At Aesthetic Surgical Images we feel that it represents one of the most popular operations that we perform.