Why are Breast Reductions So Popular?

Breasts can sometimes be annoying: back pain, neck pain, and the constant need to “adjust” can make women downright miserable. Some also experience inflammation at the infra-mammary fold (crease under the breasts), not to mention the fact that a broad chest strongly affects what most women wear. Physical exercise can also be painful unless the woman wears multiple sports bras, and although some women do not feel any physical pain, they may continuously be embarrassed by the size of their breasts.

Celebrities have the same issue as everyone else

There are plenty of famous stars who have been open to discussing topics such as cellulite and stretch marks, mainly because they have experienced problems themselves. It is not surprising that most have had work done in the past to start or help further their careers. Surgeons constantly hear women say that their breasts are too massive, their back hurts, and they cannot wear specific clothing without wearing a “grandma” bra.

Breast reduction is an intervention that enjoys an extremely high satisfaction rate. The societal trend is, moreover, pointing to well-proportioned breasts. The choice to reduce the size of your chest is personal, but if you are considering this cosmetic surgery, here is what you need to know about the operation.

The operation

A breast reduction is achieved under general anesthesia (the patient should sleeping throughout the operation), and it usually takes two to three hours. Depending on the person’s needs, there are two ways of incising: an inverted “T” incision or a vertical incision. If a woman’s chest is massive, their surgeon will probably recommend the inverted (larger) T-shaped incision, which means the surgeon will make an incision along the areola, vertically from the areola to the infra-mammary fold and then horizontally along the infra-mammary fold.

The vertical incision is often used in the context of moderate reduction; it consists of incising along the areola then vertically to the inframammary fold. Once the surgeon makes the incision, he or she extracts excess breast tissue, and the tissue left in place are enhanced and reshaped to retain the original shape of the breasts. Most patients are immediately relieved of their symptoms the day after the operation because of the reduced weight of the breast. If this interests you, look at the profile of Dr. Zacharia today.