What Are Some of the Best-Known Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Do you often feel your breast size is disproportionate to your frame? Have you noticed your breasts interfering with your lifestyle, causing physical discomfort, or preventing you from being physically active? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery, also called a reduction mammoplasty.

Here are the top three typical reasons Dr. Stephanie Teotia hears from her patients seeking this beneficial procedure.

1. Desire to Wear a Wider Range of Clothing

Well-endowed women recognize the fact that most bras designed for their needs are much more about function than fashion. If you have ever bought a cute, flirty bra, then realized it is nowhere near supportive enough, you will understand this struggle all too well. Large breasts and generous cleavage can also make you self-conscious when wearing tank tops, swimsuits, and low-cut tops with a V- or U-shaped neckline. Having your breasts surgically reduced and lifted will give you the confidence and freedom to experiment with different clothing styles.

2. Improved Comfort

If your bra straps leave deep grooves in your shoulders or you experience chronic skin rashes or chafing due to “underboob” sweat, breast reduction surgery represents an ideal solution to these issues. In surgically making your breasts smaller, Dr. Teotia can also solve problems such as neck, back, and shoulder pain resulting from breasts that are too weighty for your musculoskeletal system to support.

3. Lifestyle Needs

Once your breasts’ size reaches a D cup or larger, they can make everyday activities uncomfortable. Heavy breasts can get in the way when you need to pick up or play with younger children. They can also impede your efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle by doing exercises like running, CrossFit, or high-intensity interval training. If you are naturally athletic and want to participate in hobbies such as joining an adult sports league, you may find yourself wishing your breasts were smaller so you can be competitive and keep up with the rest of your team. Dr. Teotia can help make that goal a reality.

What Results Can You Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery?

Successful breast reduction surgery can relieve back, shoulder, and neck pain. It will likely also help you find a more comfortable sleeping position. In many cases, it could even encourage you to develop a regular workout routine while boosting your self-esteem.

While you will notice some results immediately, it is essential to go into this procedure with realistic expectations about what it can help you achieve. You should also be patient during recovery, as it can take a few months for the swelling to completely resolve and the surgical scars to fade. Bear in mind that factors such as aging and weight fluctuations can change your breast shape and size over time. So, you will need to take steps to maintain your new look by sticking with a consistent workout routine and eating a balanced diet.

Schedule Your Dallas Breast Reduction Consultation Today

If you have downward-pointing nipples or asymmetrically-shaped breasts, and experience physical or emotional discomfort due to your breasts, please reach out to us to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Stephanie Teotia. As the leading female plastic surgeon serving the Dallas, Texas, area, Dr. Teotia is here to answer all your questions and determine whether you are a good candidate for a breast reduction or another cosmetic breast procedure.