There seems to be an ever-present sentiment in our culture that “bigger is better” when it comes to breast size. The women who live with and carry those breasts on a daily basis, however, understand that there is a lot to managing large breasts than what the over-simplification of “bigger is better” implies. In fact, there is even a medical term for when a woman’s breasts are too large: macromastia. For the woman whose back constantly aches due to the weight of her breasts, or feels uncomfortable with aerobic activities due to the weight and size of her breasts, or struggles to find a comfortable and fully supportive bra due to the size of her breasts, maybe it’s time to consider a breast reduction (or mammaplasty). Even in Texas, women know that, when it comes to breast plastic surgery in Lubbock, bigger is NOT always better. A smaller breast size could be the answer to health and lifestyle issues.
Is Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery in Lubbock Right for You?
Here are a few questions to help you evaluate if a breast reduction is right for you:
- Does the weight of your breasts contributes to neck, back, or shoulder pain?
- Do you have heavy breasts with nipples that point downward?
- Is one of your breasts much larger than the other?
- Are you unhappy and self-conscious about your appearance because you feel your breasts are too large?
- Are you physically healthy?
- Do you have realistic expectations?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, you may want to consider a breast reduction. Even though the media would like women to believe that larger breasts are better, many women who naturally have a bigger chest size can tell you differently. Large breasts can make some aspects of life challenging, including:
- Limiting your ability to exercise or participate sports activities
- Creating breathing problems while you sleep
- Causing skin rashes under the breast crease
- Tension headaches
- Shoulder pain
- Chronic back pain
- Low self-esteem from self-consciousness and unwanted attention
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits property
While losing weight can make a small difference in your breast size, women who feel their breasts interfere with their lives can really benefit from breast reduction plastic surgery. No amount of diet or exercise will make large breasts into small ones. When you are ready to make a life-altering change in your life, consider the benefit of plastic surgery. Lubbock surgeon, Dr. Jane Rowley has seen the countless lives positively changed from a breast reduction procedure.
Breast Reduction Surgery: the Procedure
A breast reduction plastic surgery in Lubbock takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthetic. It can be done in either a surgicenter or in an office operating suit. It involves an incision made around the nipple and then down vertically to underneath the breast. This type of incision allows the plastic surgeon to reposition your nipple, reduce the size of the areola, and remove excess breast tissue. In most cases, milk ducts, nerves, and blood vessels are left intact. This means a women would still be able to breastfeed after the surgery. A breast reduction always involves a breast lift (mastopexy) to create a natural appearance with the new breast size after surgery.
Results of a Breast Reduction
Women who have undergone breast reduction surgery enjoy a more proportionate body; an alleviation of neck, back, and shoulder pain; and more confidence in the fit of their clothes and their general appearance.
It’s important to remember that the results of the surgery, for some, may include a decrease in sensation in some area, including the nipple and around the nipple, a difficulty in breastfeeding, and a slight unevenness between the breasts or nipples. In Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley will guide you through additional questions, prior to surgery, to ensure a breast reduction is a good solution for your concerns and goals. Setting up a consultation is a great next step for you to get more information.
Reductions Aren’t Just for Women
Some men who have larger fat deposits in their breasts can reduce their chest size with diet and exercise. But, men who have excess glandular tissue because of genetics or some medications will also benefit from breast plastic surgery to give a more masculine breast contour.
Breast reduction patients are some of the happiest people who choose to have plastic surgery in Lubbock. Women and men with larger breasts feel greater self-confidence, less physical discomfort, and an overall sense of relief. Dr. Rowley carefully talks with her patients to know their individual expectations for their surgery. She is committed to giving the best care with breast reduction procedures. Call for your personal consultation today.