If the size of your breasts is physically or emotionally detrimental, then you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction removes excess skin and glandular tissue from your breasts and restores them to a higher position. The only way to know for sure if this procedure is right for you is to see one of our experienced plastic surgeons for a greater Denver area breast reduction consultation.
Please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4471 to schedule a consultation at our Lone Tree office.
Criteria for Reduction Surgery
You may benefit from a breast reduction if:
- You are unhappy with the size of your breasts
- The size of your breasts causes you to feel insecure and less confident
- You experience back, neck and shoulder pain because of your breast size
- Your breast size makes it difficult or uncomfortable to exercise and be active
- Your breast size causes skin irritation beneath your breasts
- Your nipples and areolas droop downward
- Your bra straps dig into your shoulders
Breast reduction may also be performed to create symmetry between your breasts if one breast is much larger than the other. Often times breast reduction is combined with a breast lift. While breast reduction removes the excess tissue of large breasts, lifting them to a higher position creates an overall rejuvenated and improved breast appearance. Breast reduction may be combined with liposuction of the back or area beneath the armpits to remove excess fat deposits as well, helping achieve optimal results.
If one or more of the factors listed above applies to you, then you are probably a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Other things to consider are your age and whether you have any future pregnancy plans. Regarding your age, it is typically best to have matured physically and reached a point when your breasts are no longer developing.
As for pregnancy, it can change the appearance of your breasts after you have a breast reduction, so some droopiness and sagginess may return if you become pregnant in the years after the procedure; however, many women choose to have breast reduction and become pregnant in later years – it's truly a personal preference and individualized choice. Our experienced plastic surgeons can help you consider these factors and others, and help you decide if breast reduction is right for you.
To find out if you are a candidate for breast reduction in the greater Denver area, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.