When most people think of plastic surgery, they think of breast augmentations, rhinoplasty, and tummy tucks. While these procedures can help you have more confidence in your body, some women see us for breast reduction surgery. The case for breast reduction surgery usually comes down to quality of life. This could mean ending the back pain and discomfort of having large breasts, improving self-esteem, and more asymmetrical curves.
How Do I Know If I Need Breast Reduction Surgery?
If you suffer from back or shoulder pain, or your bra straps cut into your shoulders, you may already be experiencing discomfort from your large breasts. You may find it difficult to find clothes that fit or have sensitivity about the way you look. Your breasts may even be asymmetrical, with one breast larger the other. All of these issues can be addressed with breast reduction surgery.
Can You Minimize the Scarring with Breast Reduction Surgery?
There are different ways to approach breast reduction surgery depending on the volume of your breasts and the type of surgery needed. Dr. Yates will work with you to determine the best option for achieving the look you desire while also minimizing the scarring from the surgery. Women with less dense breasts may be able to have a scarless breast reduction.
Can I Breastfeed After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Because breast reduction surgery removes breast tissue from the breast, it can result in an inability to nurse once the procedure has been completed. Be sure to discuss your future plans for nursing with Dr. Yates. There are ways to approach the surgery in which the milk glands are preserved to improve breastfeeding chances after surgery.
Dr. Yates treats patients in Layton, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and surrounding areas. Call with any questions or to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Yates today. If you believe you have gynecomastia or you are concerned about the size of your breasts and would like to discuss treatment options, call Dr. Yates offices at (801) 525-8741. You can also schedule a consultation by contacting us here.