4 misconceptions about breast reduction surgery

4 misconceptions about breast reduction surgery

23rd Feb 2018

The breasts are considered to be among the most important aesthetic areas of the female body. The breasts signify your femininity, fertility, and physical beauty. Aesthetic flaws in the breasts affect the self-esteem of women. Some conditions can even trigger physical pain and discomfort. Having overly large breasts is one of the problems that not only affects your aesthetic appearance but also creates physical pain. To get rid of the condition, many women undergo breast reduction surgery. It involves removal of the excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts.

There are many myths about breast reduction. Many women considering the operation often believe in those myths. Common breast reduction myths include:

Myth 1: The results of breast reduction are temporary

Breast reduction surgery delivers permanent aesthetic results. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. After administering the anesthesia, the surgeon removes the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. He will then re-drape the remaining skin and suture and close the incisions. The results will gradually emerge as you recuperate after the surgery. The results of breast reduction are permanent. However, you should avoid weight changes to retain the results achieved.

Myth 2: Your breasts will become saggy after breast reduction

Many people propagate the myth that the breasts become saggy after breast reduction. The reality is that the intervention does not cause the breasts to be saggy. Keep in mind that the surgery involves removal of the excess fat and glandular tissue from the breasts, as well as the resulting excess skin. When the excess skin is no longer left on the breasts, it doesn’t cause saggy breasts. You can expect your breasts to be firmer, perky and aesthetically welcoming after breast reduction surgery.

Myth 3: Breast reduction is scar-less

There is also this myth that breast reduction is scar-less or it does not cause any scarring. The fact is that the breast reduction is highly invasive. It involves incisions and surgical removal of skin, tissue, and fat from the breasts. During the operation, the surgeon will meddle with your nerves, tissues, and blood vessels as well. What this means is that the surgery is invasive and you will get scars on the breasts after the surgery. The incisions will evolve into scars. The scars will be relatively prominent; however, they will gradually become less visible.

Myth 4: Breast reduction always eliminates your breastfeeding capability

Many people think breast reduction eliminates your breastfeeding capability. This is not true at all. It depends on who has performed your surgery. If an inexperienced and unskilled surgeon has performed the surgery, you can expect your breastfeeding capability to disappear. However, when an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon performs the operation, it does not cause any risk to your breastfeeding capability. During the pre-operative consultation, you should ask the surgeon how the surgery will affect your breastfeeding capability.

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