Many women today suffer from disproportionately large breasts that usually cause a lot of back, shoulder and neck pain, or some other physical symptoms. This is just one of the reasons why women undergo the boob reduction surgery. However, there are some facts you need to know before you choose to have a breast reduction surgery as well.
Usually, the women who get breast reduction surgery are very satisfied with the results, but there are still some things you should know. This can apply both to men and women, since men with the condition such as the gynecomastia may also have the breast reduction surgery done.
Breast reduction surgery can make you feel better about your image
- It can be quite expensive
You should make sure to know the price of the surgery before you decide to have it since sometimes the insurance just won’t cover it. The breast reduction surgery is usually about $7.500, and while many insurers would cover the cost, there will be some that will not.
However, even if you do not have the money from the insurers, you always have an option to save the money yourself. Also, make sure to ask different doctors for advice, since some of them will allow you to pay bit by bit.
- You might be asked to lose weight
For those of you who are carrying a lot of excess weight (all over your body, not just the upper area), your doctor might suggest that you lose some weight before actually having the surgery. By dropping some pounds, your breasts will also reduce in size, which might make the operation unnecessary.
- Other procedures
This usually depends on the shape of your body, but sometimes you will have to have some other procedures done to shape and contour the upper areas around your breasts. This is usually done because of appearance and not health.
- Post-op issues?
As with every operation, sometimes there will be complications after the procedure has been done. Infection is the most common issue that may occur within 30 days of the operation, and it is especially common with women older than 50.
- Recovery is easier than you’d think
When the procedure is done you will be able to go home and you will have a cotton bra that has no underwire. There will be no drains, wrapping or binding, and it will take about a week for the pain to completely disappear.
- Weird feeling
While you can expect to have some loss in sensitivity around and on the nipples, it is also possible that that sensitivity will be increased. This usually depends on the methods that your doctor was using during the surgery.
- You might not be able to breastfeed
Since the breast reduction surgery means that you will have some of your breast tissue removed, that means that you might not be able to breastfeed. About 50% of the patients lose the ability to breastfeed after having a breast reduction surgery.
Some women choose not to breastfeed because of the fear of their breasts growing big again
It does not matter if you are a woman or a man since in some cases both genders might need to undergo plastic surgery, for both health and physical reasons. If you are looking for a great doctor to help you with your problem, you can contact Dr. Naveen Somia and schedule a consultation.