Breast Reduction

Double-Mastectomy-Information-ImageIn previous Articles we’ve discussed Breast Augmentation but what about Breast reduction surgery?
The what, and the why of breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction is also known as Mammaplasty.

Thinking of having a breast reduction?

Who is a good candidate for this operation?

If you’re a woman with a small frame and have larger breasts you may experience a variety of troublesome physical and psychological effects.
What types of issues can this cause? Well to name a few:

  • Back pains
  • Posture issues
  • Difficulty or even inability in exercising or taking part in sports
  • Self-consciousness (for example, clothes don’t fit properly)
  • Depression (Associated with Self-consciousness)
  • Unwanted attention or harassment
  • Neck aches
  • Painful rashes due to sweating.

Many of the women who have reduction mammoplasty surgery suffer the experience some or all of these negative effects.

How can a Plastic Surgeon help to alleviate these symptoms? What does the surgical procedure consist of?

Breast reduction surgery is where a Plastic Surgeon will remove glandular tissues, skin and fat in order to properly proportion the patient’s breast with their body. This practice is very common in women who are looking to alleviate the above mentioned discomforts or suffering.

The result of Reduction mammoplasty

Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with smaller breasts and scarring will usually fade almost entirely over the ensuing 10 to 18 months.
You will not only feel better about yourself and your look, but you will be relieved of these discomforts we have been discussing!

What is the recovery time?

Full recovery is usually about six weeks, however during the first six weeks it is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous or vigorous movement such as exercise or heavy lifting. You will also be informed of the type of undergarments you should avoid – such as wired bras

It is also important to note that your breasts will be swollen and sore for the first few days, this is quite normal! Your Doctor will of course inform you off all the best practices for a speedy and healthy recovery as well as all possible side effects.

What about the cost?

We have seen prices ranging for $4200.00 US to upwards of $10,000 however the cost takes into effect of whether or not it is inclusive or exclusive of other associated charges.

Not all estimations Include charges for the operating room, anesthesia, supplies, and implants, overnight stay etc. Most operating room fees are very reasonable. Costs are different around the world, and each surgeon’s fees may differ. This is something you will have to discuss with your clinic of choice.

When it comes to cost relief of the symptoms associated, many women who have had this surgery agree it is well worth the money.

Smaller can sometimes mean better!

The medical term? Mammaplasty.

We often hear about Breast Augmentation and how happy patients are with their new look, however, Breast Reduction can not only have the same effect on their patients but also provide relief of back pain, posture issues and many other benefits.

Thinking of having a breast reduction? You may be good candidate.

If you’re a woman with a small frame and have larger breasts you may experience a variety of troublesome physical and psychological effects.
What types of issues can this cause? Well to name a few:

• Back pains

• Posture issues

• Difficulty or even inability in exercising or taking part in sports

• Self-consciousness (for example, clothes don’t fit properly)

• Depression (Associated with Self-consciousness)

• Unwanted attention or harassment

• Neck aches

• Painful rashes due to sweating.

How can a Plastic Surgeon help to alleviate these symptoms? What does the surgical procedure consist of?

Breast reduction surgery is where a Plastic Surgeon removes glandular tissues, skin and fat in order to properly proportion the patient’s breast with their body. This practice is very common in women who are looking to alleviate the above mentioned discomforts or suffering.

The result of Reduction mammoplasty

Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with the perfect breast size and minimal scarring will usually fade almost entirely over the ensuing 10 to 18 months.
You will not only feel better about yourself and your look, but you will be relieved of these discomforts we have been discussing!

What is the recovery time?

Full recovery is usually about six weeks, however during the first six weeks it is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous or vigorous movement such as exercise or heavy lifting. You will also be informed of the type of undergarments you should avoid – such as wired bras

It is also important to note that your breasts will be swollen and sore for the first few days, this is quite normal! Your Doctor will of course inform you of all the best practices for a speedy and healthy recovery as well as all possible side effects.

What about the cost?

We have seen prices ranging for $4200.00 US to upwards of $10,000 however, the cost takes into effect whether or not it is inclusive or exclusive of other associated charges.

Not all estimations Include charges for the operating room, anesthesia, supplies, and implants, overnight stay etc. Most operating room fees are very reasonable. Costs are different around the world, and each surgeon’s fees may differ. This is something you will have to discuss with your clinic of choice.

When it comes to cost relief of the symptoms associated, many women who have had this surgery agree it is well worth the money.

Male Plastic Surgery: A Rising Trend

Up until now, cosmetic surgery fell into a strictly female domain where men dared not venture. While cosmetic surgery is still more prevalent among females, there is a rising trend among males to get plastic surgery procedures. Although most are still a little hesitant to go under the knife, they are willing to opt for non-invasive procedures such as Botox, hair removal, and microdermabrasion.

Statistics show that male cosmetic surgery has actually increased by 273% since 1997. With 1 million cosmetic surgical procedures within the last year, the number still only accounts for 9.4% of the total cosmetic surgeries done. It does, however, show that a gradual increase is taking place.

Why the Increase?

There may be multiple reasons for the steady increase in male plastic surgery but chief among them seems to be social acceptance. Up until now it was taboo for a man to undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure. Now that it has become much more acceptable and not frowned upon, men have the confidence to opt for them.

Another reason for the change is the increased competition in the corporate world. It is no secret that the cut throat corporate world demands you to be in your best shape at all times. Presentation, aesthetics and your look play a great role in the dynamics that help you move forward in your career. With this concept in mind, more and more men are opting for a cosmetic surgical procedure allowing them to opt for a more masculine and younger look.

Up until now, cosmetic surgeries were strictly female territory. As the number of men opting for cosmetic surgeries increases it’s important to see how they differ from females when it comes to the type of cosmetic surgeries.

Male and Female Cosmetic Surgeries: Similarities and Differences

As there is an increase in the male surgical procedures, there is a distinct difference between the cosmetic procedures that men and women undergo. The main reason behind this is the obvious difference in the male and female body.

Strangely enough, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures tackle the same areas albeit in a different manner.

Rhinoplasty and Facelifts are two cosmetic procedures that are equally popular among the two genders whereas eyelid surgery follows closely.

Most Popular Cosmetic Surgical Procedures for Men

The most popular male surgical procedures today include the following:

Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty is one procedure that both genders simply love. Whether it’s a drastic change or a subtle one, rhinoplasty has a way of completely changing the way you look. Nose reshaping entails sculpting the nose by making it bigger or smaller in size and changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery entails removing the excess fat from the eyelid and removing the dark circles under the eye to give the face a fresher look. An eyelid surgery typically takes about 10 days to recover after the procedure has been done. Its best to refrain from contact lenses for about 2 weeks and stick to the trusted old glasses until the recovery time has elapsed.

Liposuction

In this cosmetic procedure, excess fat and tissue is removed from the abdominal area. In some cases, doctors may even opt for ab reshaping. A tube is inserted into the skin and used to remove the excess fat through suction.

Breast Reduction in Men

Also known as Gynescomastia, breast reduction in men is a procedure that removes the excess fatty tissue from around the breasts. The doctor may even reshape the pectoral area according to the preference of the patient. This problem is more common than you would think. About 40 to 60% of males suffer from this condition which may affect either one or both of the breasts.

Facelifts

This entails tightening the skin around the face and reducing the number of wrinkles. Face lifts are great if you want to get rid of the lines that have appeared on the skin. The recovery time for this procedure is typically 10 days to 3 weeks.