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Scared of unsatisfactory results after breast reduction

23rd Feb 2021

If you have overly large breasts, chances are you are already familiar with the multiple discomforts associated with them. Big breasts, while very much in demand nowadays, are not always a blessing for women who suffer due to an excessive development of the mammary gland.

Breast reduction is commonly performed in most countries worldwide with satisfactory results. The procedure is a complex and delicate one that entails considerable scarring, especially if the amount of skin and glandular tissue to be removed is significant. For some patients, it is necessary to remove a larger amount of mammary gland than what is left behind after the procedure. We are talking about hundreds of grams and even kilograms of glandular tissue that can be eliminated.

As a rule of thumb, the plastic surgeon might advise you to aim for a C cup after the procedure. However, depending on the initial condition of the breasts, a D cup can be considered a good result. In the end, it depends on the patient’s anatomy and her aesthetic goals. The results of the procedure are also dependent on the technique to be used and the experience of the plastic surgeon.

Some patients come to the clinic interested in pursuing breast reduction surgery but scared of unsatisfactory results. It is important to understand that unsatisfactory results are a risk associated with any type of plastic surgery, especially if it is so delicate and major as a breast reduction. The results can also be altered during the recovery period if the patient is not able to follow the recommendations of the plastic surgeon to the letter, so the aftercare is very important.

If you are scared of achieving unsatisfactory results after breast reduction, the first thing that you should do is conduct proper research on the right plastic surgeon to play out your procedure. After meeting with a plastic surgeon that you can trust, you will see that the level of pre-operative anxiety will decrease significantly and you will feel ready to undergo the procedure. Make sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs breast reduction surgeries routinely to ensure you get the best results possible. Also, keep in mind that if you are suffering from gigantomastia, more than one procedure might be necessary to help you achieve the aesthetic results you have in mind. It can happen for patients undergoing a breast reduction to require a revision surgery performed a few months after the initial procedure during which the plastic surgeon will make the small adjustments necessary to achieve a spectacular result.

This is why it is important to discuss your concerns with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. When making your budget for the procedure, make sure you include potential revision surgery costs as well.


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