Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
When it comes to breast surgery, breast augmentation is the most popular option. However, many women choose to go in the opposite direction with a breast reduction. If you are struggling with excessively large breasts that are making you uncomfortable, a breast reduction could benefit you. Before you sign up for your procedure, you need to figure out if you are a good candidate and know what to expect. Our plastic surgeon will help you to determine if you are making a good decision, but you can think about some general guidelines first.
You Have Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
If you have extremely large breasts and you find yourself dealing with chronic pain in your neck, shoulders and back, your pain could be linked to that extra weight that you are carrying on your chest. Your breasts can place a burden on you, literally weighing you down. No matter what type of bra you wear, you can’t escape the weight that is taking such a toll on you. A breast reduction can ease your burden and your pain.
You’ve Exhausted Every Other Option
Before you go ahead with a breast reduction, our plastic surgeon may recommend that you try a few alternatives. You may be advised to lose weight and exercise in an effort to trim your breasts down to size. If you have tried all of your other options and still feel discomfort, it may be time to move forward with a breast reduction.
You’re Not Planning on Having Any More Children
Pregnancy can place quite a strain on your breasts as they swell while you are expecting and nursing. Every time that you become pregnant, your breasts go through significant changes. If you become pregnant after a reduction, your breasts could become enlarged again. It’s best to wait until you are sure your body is stable.
Our plastic surgeon will want to make sure that you are in good health. If you have any conditions that could cause complications, our doctor won’t want to put you at risk. You should not smoke prior to a breast reduction. Smoking affects your circulation and opens the door to complications. If you are a smoker, you will be advised to quit in the weeks leading up to your procedure.
Speak to Our Plastic Surgeon About a Breast Reduction
Come in for a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons so that Dr. Hamawy can evaluate your breasts and your health and determine if this procedure is a good choice for you. If there are no issues that can get in your way, you can prepare yourself for a future with smaller breasts after a breast reduction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Princeton.