How to discuss breast reduction with your plastic surgeon

How to discuss breast reduction with your plastic surgeon

13th Apr 2018

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, chances are your breasts are overly developed and the condition is affecting your emotional and/or physical health. Yes, overly large breasts can cause physical and emotional pain. While most women desire to get bigger breasts, when the breasts become overly large, it can cause a range of aesthetic and self-esteem issues. This is why many women decide to go under the knife.

Breast reduction surgery is a major operation. Many women feel embarrassed or unconfident when it comes to discussing the procedure with the doctor. Keep in mind that any breast enhancement surgery, including breast reduction, have become so common that you can now easily discuss the intervention with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Breast reduction is necessary both physically and aesthetically, which any doctor can easily understand. The surgery involves removal of the surplus fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, which helps reduce the breasts’ size and remove the associated physical and aesthetic symptoms. It should not be a big deal for you to discuss this with the doctor.

When going to a trusted plastic surgeon, keep in mind that they are there to address aesthetic and physical problems resulting from flaws in your body. They have already dealt with thousands of such cases and are highly cooperative and compassionate. Secondly, you must be prepared, both to answer the surgeon’s questions and to ask your own questions and explain the problems you are facing as a result of having overly large breasts.

The plastic surgeon will ask what problems you are facing and what goals you want to achieve. The doctor will then examine your breasts. If the doctor finds that your breasts genuinely need reduction, he will then assess your overall health. You must discuss the problems you are facing openly and honestly with the doctor. The plastic surgeon will carefully listen to you and then recommend an effective course of action.

You should also be prepared to share your medical history with the doctor and answer his questions about your health and aesthetic goals. Should you have any health problems, you must share it with the doctor. Keep in mind that the surgery will reduce your breast size and reduce or eliminate the physical pain resulting from the condition. It will not transform you into someone you are not, such as a celebrity or another individual. It is important, therefore, to have realistic and reasonable goals and discuss the goals with the surgeon clearly.

Also, if you are a smoker, you must discuss it with the surgeon. Normally, breast reduction patients who smoke are required to stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery and avoid smoking all throughout the recovery period. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to get them addressed by the surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. Do your research and go armed with relevant questions.

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