5 Reasons to Consider a Breast Reduction

While breast augmentation, the number one cosmetic surgical procedure, often gets all the attention, for other women, breast reduction surgery can also make an amazing difference. Whether your large breasts are causing cosmetic issues, physical problems, or both, decreasing your bra size can help you look and feel your best.

Here at Laughlin Plastic Surgery, with offices in Annapolis and Easton, Maryland, Dr. Daniel Laughlin and our highly trained team offer a full range of plastic surgery and medical aesthetic treatments for men and women. In addition to various skin care treatments, we provide a wide range of body contouring services including breast reduction.

5 reasons for breast reduction surgery

Also known as mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery involves removing excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts. While every woman is unique, there are some common physical and/or emotional reasons why many choose to undergo the procedure.

1. Less pain

While neck, back, and shoulder pain can be the result of a variety of issues, large or heavy breasts can cause discomfort by changing the center of gravity and putting tension and strain on certain muscles.

2. More mobility

As anyone with large breasts knows, certain types of exercise like jogging can be a challenge. In fact, researchers found that the larger a woman’s breast size, the less likely she is to participate in vigorous physical activity.

3. Better proportion

While we all know there is no such thing as a perfect body measurements, large breasts can still be a challenge for women who want to look more balanced and proportioned.

4. Improved self-image

Whether it was comments from boys in high school or stares received as an adult, many women feel self-conscious about their large breasts.

5. More clothing options

Finding clothes that fit properly can be difficult for women with large breasts. From shirts that gap between the buttons to swimsuits that don't offer much-needed support, wardrobe choices can be limited. 

Breast reduction surgery process

We begin by examining your comprehensive medical history and conducting a health evaluation. We discuss the specifics of the procedure and your expectations as well as take photographs and measurements of your breasts.

Sedation is used during the surgery to keep you comfortable and asleep. Depending on your situation, Dr. Laughlin will access your breast tissue either through incisions around the areola and down to the bottom of the breast or using a circular incision around the areola. In addition to the removal of some fat, tissue, and skin, the nipple is often resized and repositioned for the best possible appearance.

If you're tired of the discomfort of heavy breasts or want a more balanced physique, call us today to make an appointment and find out if breast reduction surgery is right for you.

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