Reduction and Breast Lifts: Are you a candidate?
Macromastia or large breasts
are a significant cause of problems in many women today. Many people including
physicians do not realize the pain and suffering that can be due to the weight
of very large pendulous breasts. Although much of our society believes that
large breasts are good, too much of a good thing is bad…
Macromastia may cause headaches, neck pains, and back problems leading often
to many emergency room or doctor visits for various physical complaints. Most
of these women do not realize that something can be done to reduce the size
of their breasts and that insurance will often cover all the costs of the surgery!
Patients requesting breast reduction vary from the young girl with virginal
breast hypertrophy to elderly women with large painful sagging breasts.
Breast reduction is an operation that Plastic surgeons perform to reduce the
size of the breast while keeping the normal contour of the breast. Patient satisfaction
for this operation is extremely high and complication rates are low. Patients
usually either go home the same day of surgery or stay overnight. Nipple sensation
usually remains normal, and most of the physical ailments caused by the weight
of the breasts disappear. It is not unusual to take 2-4 pounds of breast tissue
off during surgery. “Breast reduction patients are some of my happiest
patients after surgery,” according to Dr. Kim.
Another problem occurs in women later in life- the breasts start to sag. And
a breast lift will rejuvenate your figure by giving you the youthful shape that
gravity has taken away. Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a procedure to lift the
breast and reposition the nipple. Some women will benefit from an simultaneous
breast augmentation with implants due to loss of breast volume over the years.
Dr. Kim is a Plastic surgeon
with Associates in Cosmetic Surgery. For a consultation, call 941-939-5233 in
his offices in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral.