How to get used to your new image after the breast reduction surgery

How to get used to your new image after the breast reduction surgery

25th Feb 2019

For women with breasts that are overly large for their anatomy, simple things like running or buying clothes can be a real struggle. There are numerous physical and emotional discomforts associated with having breasts that are of an excessive volume, and this is the reason why many women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery, sometimes very early on in their lives.

The recommendation is to schedule breast reduction surgery after the breasts have stopped growing when the development of the mammary gland is complete to ensure that the results achieved with the procedure will last in time.

Breast reduction surgery can improve the body image of the patient but also eliminate the discomfort and physical pain caused by the volume of the breasts. Many patients notice a considerable improvement in the body posture as well.

There are many reasons why women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery. Among the most common ones are the possibility to engage in sports activities and other physical exercises, to alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain, and to avoid the shame and embarrassment that the woman can suffer when having breasts that have an excessive size.

After breast reduction surgery, the breasts will be more proportionate to the rest of the patient’s features and their volume will be closer to normal. This will allow the patient to have an increased quality of life.

But undergoing such a complex procedure can be taxing on a patient’s morale. The results achieved can be quite dramatic, especially if it is necessary to eliminate a considerable part of the glandular tissue. It is not uncommon for the plastic surgeon to remove an amount of mammary tissue that is more than the part left behind. This means that the breasts of the patient will be considerably smaller to what they were before.

So, how do you get used to your new image after breast reduction surgery? As always, preparation is key. It is important for the patient to discuss the details of the procedure and the results to be expected before the procedure. After finding out the approximate measure of the breasts after the procedure, the patient can go in shops and look at bras in that size. This will help you visualize how the breasts will look afterwards. Moreover, you can ask the plastic surgeon to show you before and after pictures of patients with a similar condition as yours to get an idea of the results.

Immediately after the procedure, the breasts will be smaller, but also swollen and bruised. Keep in mind that these are just normal side effects and will disappear in time. Take your time to adjust to the new image after breast reduction surgery and remember the reasons why you wanted to undergo the procedure in the first place.

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