Understanding Breast Reduction Surgery

Having overly large breasts can take a toll on your neck, back, and shoulders, along with causing self-esteem issues that may result in your crossing your arms or wearing baggy clothes to cover up your chest. Breast reduction surgery is a great solution if you want to alleviate your discomfort and enhance your well-being and self-confidence. 

Egozi Plastic Surgery Center takes pride in their expertise in guiding individuals during their consultation towards making informed decisions about breast reduction surgery. 


Signs and Symptoms to Consider a Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery may be a suitable option for you if you experience pain associated with having overly large breasts, are self-conscious about your breast size and figure, have trouble fitting into shirts you like or finding the right bras, and experience skin irritation under the breasts, especially when it’s warm out. 

These signs and symptoms you might want to consider a breast reduction procedure can impact your daily life and confidence, ultimately changing how you carry yourself. Breast reduction surgery is a great step towards improving both your physical and emotional well-being. 


Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

You are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

  • You are in good physical health.
  • You are at a stable weight.
  • You experience back, shoulder, and/or neck pain due to the size of your breasts.
  • You are going into the procedure with realistic expectations. 
  • Your breasts are larger than they normally would be for someone of your size and stature. 

You should not consider breast reduction surgery if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant in the near future. Candidacy requirements will be discussed during your consultation at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center, and a treatment plan will be created to cater to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.


Assessing Personal Goals and Expectations

Before breast reduction surgery, you will want to assess your personal goals and expectations. This can include:

  • Which cup size would I like to be?
  • Are there reference pictures I can bring to give Dr. Egozi a better idea of my goals?
  • What am I expecting to get from this surgery?
  • What will the recovery process be like?
  • How does my breast size currently affect me?

Consider how your physical comfort, clothing choices, and self-confidence are affected by your chest, and explain this to the team at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center during your consultation. This way, they can provide detailed treatment and aftercare plans that will give you the desired results. 


The Consultation Process at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center

It is pertinent to schedule a consultation before your breast reduction treatment with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Egozi, so you know you’re under the care of an experienced, esteemed aesthetic surgeon. 

Dr. Egozi will answer any questions you may have during your consultation, review your medical history, perform a physical assessment, provide before & after pictures if you want to see them, and create a customized treatment plan catered to your needs and goals.


Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

There are many benefits of receiving breast reduction surgery, including:

  • Pain relief from neck, back, and shoulder discomfort. 
  • Improved posture.
  • Boosted self-esteem.
  • The ability to fit into more clothes, bras, and bathing suits.
  • Improved body contour and proportions. 

Egozi Plastic Surgery Center’s tailored approach to your consultation and treatment plan maximizes these benefits for each patient, ensuring you leave the clinic with results you love.


Exploring Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery

While rare under the guidance of a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Egozi, there are still some risks associated with breast reduction surgery, which can include:

  • Infection.
  • Loss of nipple sensation.
  • Scarring.
  • Asymmetry.

The potential for risk is why conducting a thorough discussion with your Egozi Plastic Surgery Center surgeon is so important to understand these risks, tailor the treatment to you so you can avoid any complications, and make an informed choice. 


Personalized Approach at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center

Led by the incomparable Dr. Eric Egozi, Egozi Plastic Surgery Center is renowned in Clearwater and surrounding areas for its personalized car, esteemed reputation, and expertise in breast reduction procedures. 

Our experienced surgeons take a holistic approach to your treatment, emphasizing physical and emotional aspects. Take the next step in your breast reduction surgery journey by scheduling a consultation at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center to determine if this procedure is the right choice.


FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What’s the recovery like after breast reduction surgery?

After your breast reduction surgery, you may feel sore for 2-3 weeks. You also may feel a pulling or tight sensation in the breast area, especially if you are wearing compression garments. If your discomfort gets to be too much, you can contact Dr. Egozi about pain medicine. Expect to feel better after several weeks, when you can once again return to work, participate in strenuous activities, and take off your compression garments.

Q2. Does insurance cover breast reduction surgery?

Your insurance company may cover your breast reduction surgery if they consider it a medically necessary procedure instead of an elective, aesthetic one due to discomfort caused by overly large breasts. However, you must contact your insurer to determine what is covered under your plan. 

Q3. How long do the results of breast reduction surgery last?

When you heal 3-4 months after your surgery, you will also see your surgery scars begin to fade around the one-year mark. At this point, you are fully healed, and your breast reduction surgery results will last permanently. The only thing that can affect your results is other surgical procedures, extreme weight gain or loss, and pregnancy/breastfeeding. 

Q4. Can breast reduction surgery be combined with other procedures?

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance to feel and look your best, you can discuss combining procedures with Dr. Egozi to save you time and shorten your recovery period. Check out Egozi Plastic Surgery Center’s treatment offerings here. 

Q5. Can I breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

While we recommend against getting breast reduction surgery immediately after pregnancy, you can technically breastfeed after a breast reduction. However, the procedure can impact your ability to produce breast milk due to tissue removal, so it is best to avoid doing this if you can. If you choose to breastfeed, please wait until you are healed enough to remove compression garments and experience minimal discomfort.

Q6. Can breast reduction surgery correct the asymmetry between my breasts?

Yes, if one breast is larger than the other, you can receive a breast augmentation to correct this asymmetry in the form of a breast reduction and possible lift. Talk to Dr. Egozi during your consultation about the possibility of correcting asymmetry through this procedure, or explore your other options with our many treatment offerings.

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