Breast reduction provides several benefits for women that are more than just cosmetic. While the procedure does change the patient’s appearance, it is far more than just cosmetic. At Rivela Plastic Surgery, we will be happy to provide more information if you’re interested in breast reduction, but let’s take a closer look at the procedure and its benefits.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure in which breast tissue and skin are removed to provide smaller, more proportional breasts. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes between two and three hours to complete. Breast reductions are performed for patients who desire smaller breasts for cosmetic reasons, but they are also performed to alleviate the pain and discomfort that can come with having large breasts.

Who Is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Candidates for breast reduction surgery generally have large breasts that interfere with regular activities and cause significant back and shoulder pain. Dr. Rivela will meet with you to decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Alleviation of Pain

Perhaps the best reason to choose a breast reduction is to alleviate pain and discomfort. Large breasts can put a strain on one’s back and shoulders and cause significant pain. They can also chafe and cause rashes and even infections. A breast reduction surgery can remove much of your breast tissue and prevent these problems.

Improved Confidence

Some women’s breasts are disproportionate to their body frame. By reshaping their breasts and reducing their size, these women can have more well-proportioned and well-balanced figures, which will no doubt boost their confidence.

Better Fit of Clothing

When you undergo a breast reduction and have a more well-proportioned body, you’ll almost certainly find that clothes will fit you better. You’ll have more options when it comes to finding things to wear, and you’ll have greater confidence when you find an outfit that truly suits you.

A More Active Lifestyle

Whether it’s due to the large breasts themselves making workouts awkward or the stress on your back and shoulders limiting your movements, large breasts simply aren’t suited to an active lifestyle. A breast reduction surgery can make it easier to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle overall.

Improved Health

Speaking of a healthier lifestyle, breast reduction can undoubtedly improve your health. Part of this is due to being able to exercise without too much back and shoulder pain. Smaller breasts can lead to improved hygiene due to lack of chafing, rashes, and infections that large breasts can cause.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on breast reduction or to schedule a consultation for a procedure of your own. Contact us at Rivela Plastic Surgery today located in The Woodlands, TX. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.