Breast reduction surgery is one of the most common procedures that I perform and the procedure that my training plastic surgery registrars ask about most. Why? Because there are so many benefits of breast reduction surgery. At Southern Aesthetic, my team and I get our patients great results by lifting the breast, removing its unnecessary weight and reshaping it to get a prettier, more youthful look.
Why do patients and plastic surgeons LOVE breast reductions? Here are five great reasons.
A breast reduction reduces the weight of your breast.
I know this sounds obvious, but one of the biggest benefits of breast reduction surgery is the removal of weight from the breasts. In my experience, most women have 300-1000g removed from EACH breast during surgery. Have you ever thought that you might be carrying an unnecessary kilo on your chest for the past few decades? Once removed, you will immediately feel lighter. In fact, even my anaesthetist notices a change in our patient’s ventilation pressures during their surgery after the weight has been removed.
A breast reduction lifts the breasts.
Few women are fortunate enough to have large AND perky breasts. Most of the time, the weight of the breast tissue drags the breast skin and nipple down with gravity. Another of the many benefits of breast reduction surgery is that it lifts the breasts higher on the chest. A breast reduction is designed to raise the nipple into a higher position, as well as removing all the low-hanging breast tissue.
A breast reduction produces long lasting results.
While breast production surgery won’t stop your breasts from sagging and aging naturally, since they are no longer as heavy as they once were, they are unlikely to ever go back to their old shape. Women who plan not to change weight or have more children will find that their result has good longevity.
No one will be aware that you’ve had a breast reduction (unless you tell them!)
One of the social benefits of breast reduction surgery is that you don’t have to tell anyone – or explain to anyone – why you’ve opted to have the surgery. Unlike other types of cosmetic procedures, it’s hard to tell that you’ve actually had a breast reduction – although many people will tell you that you look great.
Most of my patients report that people keep asking them if they have lost weight, started going to the gym or have just had a holiday. After a breast reduction, your friends and family will be more aware of the balance in your shoulder-waist-hip ratio.
Breast reduction surgery reduces the relative risk ratio of breast cancer by 2.2!
One of the little-known benefits of breast reduction surgery is that it’ll reduce your risk of getting breast cancer. While this doesn’t mean that you’ll avoid getting breast cancer, there will be less breast tissue that can potentially transform into a breast cancer. Please note that women who have had breast reduction surgery still need to get mammograms every two years.