Patients who are considering surgery to reduce breast size should carefully consider all of their options before making the decision to undergo a breast reduction surgery. Specifically the patient should consider the benefits she can expect to enjoy from undergoing the surgery to reduce the size of her breasts. These benefits may be either physical or psychological.
For patients who have breasts which are disproportionately large for the size of the body, breast reduction surgery can bring about a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits may include the reduction of pain in the back, neck or shoulders. Additionally, oversized breasts can make physical activities such as sports extremely difficult or uncomfortable. A surgery to reduce breast size can also alleviate problems such as skin irritation beneath the breasts which is common for women with oversized breasts.
The benefits of breast reduction surgery may also be psychological in nature. Women who feel self conscious or inhibited due to breasts which are excessively large may benefit tremendously from surgery to reduce the size of the breasts. This may include women who are self conscious wearing form fitting clothing as well as women who feel the size of the breasts attract unwanted attention. From a psychological standpoint, women who undergo breast reduction surgery should understand the surgery will correct a perceived physical flaw but will not affect any feelings of inadequacy stemming from a psychological disorder.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|