Questions About Breast Reduction

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Missouri Breast reduction is a breast surgery procedure specifically designed to reduce the size of the breasts. This procedure removes excess skin, breast tissue, and fat on the breasts. The goal for breast reduction surgery is to create breasts that are proportionate to the rest of the body.

Why do women choose Breast Reduction?

Women choose breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of their breasts for physical and aesthetic reasons. Many women have the size of their breasts reduced because their breasts cause them physical pain. The weight of overly large breasts can cause pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Reducing the size of the breasts often alleviates the pain.

Some women have breast reduction surgery to enhance their physical appearance. Large breasts that are disproportionate to the body can make women self-conscious. Breasts that are proportionate to the rest of the body give women more confidence and provide women with more clothing options.

Who is a candidate for Breast Reduction?

Candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have large breasts that cause them physical discomfort, or
  • Are self-conscious about their breasts

St. Louis Breast Surgeon Dr. Kofkoff recommends that women wait to have breast reduction until their breasts are fully developed. Waiting will prevent the possibility of needing a second surgery.

What results can I expect from Breast Reduction?

Perhaps the greatest benefit is that the pain and discomfort you may have experienced is gone. Other results you can expect from breast reduction surgery include:

  • Smaller breasts that are proportionate to the rest of your body
  • Breasts that enhance your figure
  • Enhanced self-confidence

What is male Breast Reduction?

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, often occurs due a hormone imbalance but may also be the result of excessive weight loss. The male breast reduction procedure uses liposuction to reduce the size of male breasts and to create an attractive, healthy-looking male chest. Direct removal of breast tissue may also be recommended in some situations.

If you will would like to discuss your options for a Missouri breast reduction surgery and how this procedure can help you, please contact St. Louis breast surgeon Dr. Kofkoff at his cosmetic surgery office today.