Almost any plastic surgeon in Baltimore will tell you that breast reduction surgery offers more than just aesthetic benefits; it can also improve a woman’s quality of life. Heavy breasts can cause unwanted physical problems that affect everyday activities. Additionally, women with large breasts often experience difficulty engaging in exercise and finding clothing that fits properly. They may feel self-conscious or insecure about their size. So while many people see large breasts as a desirable trait, those who are “well-endowed” know that their attributes can be burdensome.
Advantages of Surgery
Breast reduction surgery offers more advantages today than ever before. Thanks to advances in technology and better surgical techniques, women can now have improvements to the shape and size of their breasts with fewer unwanted side effects.
I use a short-scar technique for breast reduction that helps reduce operating time, lessen scarring, create a more flattering breast shape and provide longer-lasting results. This approach uses a vertical incision that runs from the nipple to the breast crease. The vertical incision is less disruptive to the breast tissue and leaves blood vessels and milk ducts intact, which leads to better healing. There’s less scarring, and breasts can usually be shaped fuller and rounder than with traditional breast reduction surgery.
Women who have this procedure feel the physical benefits almost immediately. Back, shoulder and neck pain is almost always reduced. Shoulder pain from bra straps is also reduced, and posture often improves. Women are often able to engage in sports that they previously avoided, such as running or swimming. Perhaps most important is a women’s sense of confidence, which often increases after surgery. Many of my patients report feeling more proportional and beautiful after their procedure, and their renewed self-esteem often carries over into their personal and professional lives.