Women who have excessively large breasts often go through life feeling uncomfortable and unattractive. They frequently feel the object of attention and cannot participate in activities or wear clothing they desire. If you have experienced these situations in your own life, Missouri breast surgeon Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff may be able to help you with a breast reduction.
Cosmetic surgery offers large-breasted women an alternative to continued discomfort through breast reduction surgery. At last, there is a way for you to feel good about yourself and to be able to perform daily activities comfortably.
Who is a Breast Reduction Candidate?
An ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is in good general health and has realistic reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure. Some reasons may include:
- Unattractively large breasts
- Breasts that are out of proportion with the rest of the body
- Skin irritation between or beneath the breasts
- Difference in size of each breast
- Inability to perform certain daily tasks
- Shoulder indentations from bra straps
- Pain in the back, shoulder, or neck from the additional breast weight
The Breast Reduction Procedure
A breast reduction procedure is performed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The goal is to reduce them to a more proportionate size in comparison to the rest of your body. Benefits from this type of procedure include relief from discomfort, the freedom to perform physical activities and a wider variety of clothing options.
A breast reduction procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The specific techniques Dr. Kofkoff uses will be determined by the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction necessary to meet your needs.
During the procedure, the weight of your breasts will be reduced and the areolas and nipples will be repositioned in order to enhance the new appearance of your breasts. In some cases, the size of the areola may be reduced and excessive fullness in the surrounding chest area may be removed as well.
Breast reduction surgery is a personal choice that should not be taken lightly. Visiting our office for a breast reduction consultation will provide you with all of the details necessary for you to make an informed decision. If you think you may be a good candidate for breast reduction and would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff in Missouri.