Breast Reduction Surgery – Are You a Good Candidate?

Breast Reduction Surgery for Patients in Clearwater, New Tampa, Lutz, Trinity, Tarpon Springs, and Other Florida Communities – Are you a Good Candidate?

Most women who seek breast reduction surgery do so less for aesthetic reasons, and more to address physical or medical problems. Many breast reduction patients suffer from macromastia, which is defined as having breasts that are disproportionate or too large for an otherwise average-sized body. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons even classifies the surgery as reconstructive, rather than cosmetic.

If you suffer from back aches, neck aches, or other discomfort caused by the weight or pressure of your breasts, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast reduction surgery.  Some other signs that can indicate if a breast reduction may benefit you include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Grooves in your shoulders from your bra straps
  • Numbness in any area of your breasts or upper chest due to excessive weight
  • Skin irritation or death of skin tissue beneath the breasts and/or on the chest wall (stasis ulcers) due to pressure
  • You are generally displeased with the appearance and/or proportions of your breasts

Because this procedure is relatively invasive compared to many other common cosmetic surgeries, you should be properly examined by an experienced, board certified surgeon who can determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for the surgery. It’s important that you tell your doctor if you smoke, have an active disease, or any pre-existing medical conditions, as these factors can greatly increase the risks associated with breast reduction surgery. It is also vital that you have realistic expectations for your surgery, including the possibility of scarring, which is common.

If you live in Clearwater, Lutz, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, or a nearby community and think you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced breast surgeon Dr. John Roach.

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