For many women, having very large breasts is a burden, both physically and emotionally. Breast reduction is an option in these cases. If you are on the fence about having this surgery, you likely have many questions. Let’s look at some of the most common questions people have about breast reduction and the answers.

What Problems Can Be Addressed with Breast Reduction?

Large breasts can impact your physical health. They can cause unnecessary strain on your back, neck, and shoulders. Removing some weight from your chest can make it easier to stand up straight. It can become difficult if not impossible to sleep on your stomach, and the weight of the breasts can make it difficult to breathe when sleeping on the back. There are potentially emotional benefits from this procedure as well. If you are a woman who gets unwanted attention due to your breasts, a reduction can help. It can also help you find clothing that fits properly. Overall, a breast reduction has the potential to boost your self-esteem.

Do I Need to Stay in a Hospital for a Breast Reduction?

In most cases, this procedure is done on an outpatient basis. You should be able to go home the same day. That being said, it is a major surgery which will require anesthesia. Be prepared to have someone to drive you and stay with you for the first night after your procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

If you are bothered by having large breasts, this procedure is worth looking into. The best candidates are those that are in good general health. It is also important to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. At your consultation, we will discuss what results can be expected. We will also go over what you can expect during recovery.

Can I Pick My Own Cup Size?

At your consultation, we will listen to your desires for this procedure. Getting an exact cup size is not as easy with breast reduction as it is with breast augmentation. The goal of this surgery is to give you the body shape you would like in a safe way. Your body frame and the amount of breast tissue you have are major factors while making your treatment plan.

Learn more about breast reduction and whether or not it is an appropriate option for you by visiting Palmer Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale. A member of our staff will be more than happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!