What Breast Size Qualifies for a Reduction?

What Breast Size Qualifies for a Reduction?

What Breast Size Qualifies for a Reduction?

Most people look in the mirror and wish to change something about their bodies and how they look. Most women worry about their breast sizes, especially after pregnancy. A breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure for anyone who wants to reduce their breast size. If you are considering the procedure, you probably wonder what breast size qualifies for a reduction.


What Is a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a procedure that removes fat, excess skin, and tissues from the beasts to reduce their size. The surgery, also called a reduction mammoplasty, is popular among women and men.

Most females opt to do it to achieve proportional contours, lose weight, and relieve their back pain. Men who do a reduction mammoplasty do it to treat gynecomastia. The medical condition occurs when the male breast tissue swells. It often occurs due to weight gain, aging, puberty, medications, or conditions responsible for inadequate testosterone or too much estrogen in men.


Candidates for a Breast Reduction

The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are adults and adolescents with no heart conditions or diabetes and who do not smoke. They should not want reverse gynecomastia. They should also not be obese.

Women fit for breast reduction surgery should relate to the following:

·      Nerve pain.

·      Restricted activity due to their breast size.

·      Poor self-image because of their breasts.

·      Difficulty fitting clothing and bras.

·      Rash or chronic skin irritation beneath the breasts.

·      Chronic shoulder, back, and neck pain that requires medication.


Who Does Not Qualify for a Breast Reduction?

Experts recommend that patients hold off getting a breast reduction if they are still planning to have children or lose weight. Research shows that the procedure cannot affect your breastfeeding ability because it does not separate the underlying tissue from your nipple. However, you will experience hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy. As a result, your breast size will increase.

You may need a follow-up surgery if you get a breast reduction before finishing getting children to achieve the proportions and contour you desire.

Losing weight has no risk factors after getting a breast reduction. However, it is vital to understand that fatty tissue deposits make most of your breast, not glandular tissue. Consequently, weight loss through exercise and diet will reduce the size of your breasts. Reduction mammoplasty may be necessary to reduce the breast more.


How to Prepare

Your specialist will assess your health and take and review your medical history during your first consultation. They will do so to make sure you are healthy enough to have the procedure. They will also discuss your expectations for the breast size and appearance after the reduction. Doing so is vital to ensure what you expect is realistic.

You can bring pictures of what you think you want to make it more helpful. Your plastic surgeon can determine if the surgery would be suitable and if your breasts are proportionate with your contours, like the hips and waist. Once your specialist determines that breast reduction surgery is ideal for you, they will measure and examine your breasts. They will also photograph them to keep as part of medical records.

What Size Qualifies for a Breast Reduction

Most surgeons do not dictate or require a particular size to qualify you as a candidate for breast reduction. The most vital factor they consider is if the breast size causes you mental and physical health problems.

For more about breast reduction, visit Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS, PC, at our office in New York, New York. Call 212-249-7500 to book an appointment today.