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Breast Reduction Surgery

A Guide to Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is an option for women who are
uncomfortable with oversized breasts, a medical condition
referred to as breast hypertrophy. Most commonly appearing
during puberty or adolescence, breast hypertrophy usually
affects both breasts. The root cause of enlarged breasts
remains unknown.
Breasts may become exceptionally enlarged during
pregnancy and remain oversized for some time - even
permanently - during post-pregnancy. The sudden
enlargement of breasts for no apparent reason is rare, but it
can happen. No matter what the cause of the breast enlargement, plastic surgery can be a solution.

Breast Reduction: What You Should Know

The following information outlines the breast reduction procedure and discusses who may benefit from having this type of plastic surgery. It also covers the typical goals of most people who choose to have a breast reduction procedure.

Is Breast Reduction Right For You?

There are several criteria that must be met in order to be considered a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. In general, women who want to undergo the procedure must be well-adjusted and have legitimate health-related reasons for wanting the surgery. For example, they may be experiencing sleep disturbances, have trouble engaging in routine activities, or feel deeply self-conscious about their appearance.

Breast Reduction For Men: Gynecomastia 

The enlargement of one or both male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia, affects about 50% of all men. There are a number of causes of male breast enlargement: steroids, anti-depressants, marijuana, blood pressure medication, and more. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that cannot be relieved by exercise or diet. Breast reduction procedures for men are frequently done using liposuction or surgery, and the approach is chosen by a plastic surgeon based on the individual patient’s needs.

Side Effects of the Breast Reduction Procedure  

The success rate of breast reduction surgery is very high. Most patients come through the procedure without complaint and are happy with the outcome. Of course, complications are a possibility, as with any type of surgery. Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor to outline the common side effects that can be experienced.

Breast Reduction- Cost of Surgery

The cost of the typical breast reduction procedure can vary greatly due to a range of factors, such as the surgeon’s fees and other medical-related charges, your location, the particular type of surgery you need, and more. There are no general rules of thumb for calculating what an individual breast reduction surgery will cost. You can research breast reduction costs to get an idea of the price range for the procedure you are considering.

Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for Breast Reduction Surgery

If you are serious about having breast reduction surgery, you have done some research into the procedure itself, and you understand and can handle the expense, make an appointment to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to review what your goals are and how they can be accomplished through plastic surgery. The surgeon can tell you what would be required for the outcome you desire. This type of evaluation is essential, as it will help you to have realistic expectations about this type of surgery, the costs, and the risks involved.



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