Is a Breast Reduction Right for You?

Is a Breast Reduction Right for You?

When thinking about breast cosmetic surgery, most would immediately think of implants to enlarge the size of breasts. However, for many women, too-large breasts can wreak havoc both physically and emotionally.

Breast reductions have become a common plastic surgery procedure in recent decades, as it is a safe and effective way to reduce breast size and restore comfort and confidence. If you are considering a breast reduction, we’ve outlined some important information below.

Why breast reduction?

When it comes to having very large breasts, not all women can say it’s a good thing. Many times, overly large breasts can cause back and neck pain as well as hinder everyday activities like working out and even affect posture. Further, large breasts may appear disproportionate to the rest of a woman’s body and make it difficult to find tops, undergarments and swimwear that fit properly. Some women even feel that their large breasts attract unwanted attention.

A breast reduction can help ease physical pain caused by overly large breasts and restore confidence. It can reduce the weight of the breasts, provide lift and reduce/reshape the areolas. Further, after a breast reduction, exercising can be easier, making it less of a challenge to lose weight and get in shape.

During the procedure, excess breast fat, tissue and skin are removed, and the breasts are made to look perkier and symmetric. Incisions are typically placed in areas that are more discreet and can be hidden by bras and swimwear, and scars tend to fade over time. In some cases, Dr. Andrew can perform a breast reduction without incisions using solely liposuction.

It’s important to know that if your breasts are causing you significant discomfort or physical pain, a breast reduction could be covered by insurance.

Good candidates for breast reductions

While many women are good candidates for breast reduction surgery, some are not.

If you are in good health overall without any significant medical issues, emotionally stable and knowledgeable about the procedure, you may be a suitable candidate. However, if your health is not well, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are obese or a smoker, you are likely not an ideal candidate.

A consultation with Dr. Andrew can help determine this better as well as guide your personal cosmetic treatment options.

Breast reduction plastic surgeon Detroit

Dr. Andrew Lofman is a longstanding plastic surgeon in Bloomfield Hills, MI and has helped thousands of women and men achieve the bodies they desire.

With a specialty in breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast reduction in Michigan, Dr. Andrew is an expert at rejuvenating and restoring breasts to a youthful appearance. As a highly-established cosmetic surgeon in metro Detroit, Dr. Andrew has earned an abundance of accolades, including RealSelf Top Doctor. However, his most cherished achievement is receiving referrals from his happy patients, as this is the highest honor.

In addition to breast plastic surgery, Dr. Andrew offers liposuction, tummy tucks, male breast reduction, eyelid lifts, mommy makeovers as well as noninvasive treatments like Botox and facial filler.

Are you ready to take the next step in achieving maximum self-confidence? Dr. Andrew and his staff are ready to serve you. Contact us today for your consultation.