Why a Breast Reduction Might Be Right for You

 Why a Breast Reduction Might Be Right for You

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. And while society glamorizes larger breasts, you're not alone if you find yourself burdened by the physical and emotional challenges of having overly large breasts.

Breast reduction procedures are on the rise, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, can be a life-changing procedure — and Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, is here to help you determine if it might be right for you.

Dr. Gracia specializes in breast reduction in Fort Worth, Texas. So, if you're curious about the procedure, you've come to the right place.

The benefits of breast reduction

Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and tissue from your breasts to make them more proportionate with the rest of your body. Reduction mammoplasty has consistently high patient satisfaction rates of up to 95%, and here are some of the benefits: 

Relief from physical discomfort

Large and disproportionate breasts can be a source of physical pain — including chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Chronic pain can significantly affect your quality of life, and breast reduction surgery could be an excellent option to relieve your discomfort.

Breast reduction reduces the size and weight of your breasts, effectively relieving the strain on your body. The procedure can also increase mobility and allow you to participate in physical activities like sports and exercise more comfortably.

Better posture

Along with chronic pain, large breasts can contribute to poor posture. Rounded shoulders or a hunched back interfere with proper body mechanics and can worsen your chronic pain. Breast reduction could help you stand and sit straighter, improving your overall posture.

Reduced skin irritation

The skin beneath and between your breasts is tender and susceptible to irritation. Larger breasts are prone to chafing, especially during hot and humid weather, which can be painful. Since breast reduction eliminates excess weight, it helps reduce skin irritation and discomfort.

More body confidence

For many women, overly large breasts contribute to self-esteem and body image issues. Finding well-fitting bras and clothing can be difficult, and you might be frustrated by limited options and low self-confidence.

Breast reduction can boost self-confidence and improve your overall mental well-being. Plus, you'll have a wider range of clothing options and the ability to wear styles you may have avoided.

Is breast reduction right for you?

Breast reduction surgery is popular, but educating yourself before choosing the procedure is important. It's highly individualized, and Dr. Gracia tailors each procedure to every patient's specific needs and goals.

If you're curious about breast reduction, schedule a plastic surgery consultation. We offer comprehensive assessments where we discuss your goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have.

Dr. Gracia evaluates your medical history and your current health. If you're a good candidate for breast reduction, he develops a surgical plan based on your goals, breast size, and shape.

Breast reduction requires general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Dr. Gracia removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin during the procedure. Then, he reshapes and lifts the remaining breast tissue to achieve a more proportionate look.

Following the surgery, we monitor you in a recovery area before releasing you to go home. We give you post-operative care instructions and are here to answer any questions you have during recovery.

Are you ready to find out more about breast reduction? Call our office at 817-336-9450 or request a consultation online to get started.

 

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