Downsizing: Why Breast Reduction Surgery Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate
Mother Nature is a funny thing, often cheating some, while being overly generous with others. And such is often the case when it comes to breast size. If you’ve struggled with breasts that are too large, getting in the way of certain activities, or causing neck or back pain, a breast reduction is an ideal solution.
At the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, Dr. John V. Williams helps both women and men achieve the profiles they find best for their bodies. And when it comes to results, satisfaction reigns supreme across the board. Here’s why.
The woman’s point of view
If you’re one of those women who eagerly anticipated your breasts as a teen, only to find that their “development” never seemed to end, leaving you with uncomfortably large breasts, you’re not alone. In 2015, just over 40,000 women in the United States opted to address this overabundance with breast reduction surgery.
While marketing would have us believe that bigger is better when it comes to breasts, that theory doesn’t line up well with practice. Women with large breasts encounter many problems, such as:
- Finding clothes or bras that fit
- Avoiding active pursuits because of the discomfort that large breasts cause
- Disproportionate figures
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
Whatever your reason, we can reduce the size of your breasts by removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue, giving you the freedom to enjoy your body.
The men weigh in
Breast issues aren’t the sole domain of women. In fact, 40% of the breast reduction surgeries in the United States in 2015 were for men, totaling almost 30,000. The reason for this is a condition known as gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts.
This condition is brought on by hormone imbalances, and can affect the male sex at any age, from newborns on up to the elderly. While newborns and teens typically outgrow this condition as their hormones begin to regulate, some men suffer from lifelong imbalances, or they develop gynecomastia as they age and hormone levels naturally drop off.
Breast reduction surgery provides a long-lasting solution that does away with the appearance of breasts by removing the breast tissue and excess fat, restoring your chest to more “manly” proportions.
The unisex process
Male or female, when we perform a breast reduction, there are three ways we can go about it, depending upon the makeup of your breasts:
- Liposuction to remove excess fat
- Surgery to remove fat, skin, and breast tissue
- A combination of the above
During your consultation with Dr. Williams, we come up with the best plan for your situation so you know what to expect.
Breast reduction has an incredibly high satisfaction rate among our clients because it addresses their needs in one procedure. Women who’ve been burdened by large breasts feel the difference the very next day, despite the residual swelling, regaining more freedom in their bodies. And men who’ve suffered from unwanted breasts breathe a sigh of relief knowing they’re gone in one fell swoop.
As the swelling goes down, and your new profile takes shape, you truly understand the benefits of breast reduction as your body takes on proportions more in line with your wishes.
If you live around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and would like to explore how breast reduction can help you, please give us a call or use the “book online” button on this website to arrange a consultation.