While celebrity magazines and late-night infomercials may have you believe that bigger breasts are better breasts, the discomfort and unwanted attention caused by a generous bosom are well-documented issues. If you are experiencing back or shoulder pain or are just tired of the stares, cat-calls and come-ons, breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you. While every person’s case is different, there are several criteria that all good surgical candidates share.
You’re Through with Breastfeeding and, Possibly, Childbearing
Breast reduction surgery, no matter how carefully executed, usually makes breastfeeding impossible. This happens because the milk ducts run throughout the breast tissue and cannot be avoided. If you plan to have another child in the future and would like to breastfeed, it’s best to delay surgery until your family is complete.
On a related note, pregnancy has been known to undo the results of a breast reduction in some individuals. This is highly dependent on the woman in question, however. If you experienced little to no change in your breasts during previous pregnancies, it may be fine for you to have your reduction now, even if your family is not complete. If pregnancy increased the size of your breasts in the past, it may be better to wait.
You’re in Good Health Overall
Surgery requires a lot of energy and resources from your body. Your immune system needs to be in good shape to ward off infection. Your lungs need to be strong and clear to oxygenate your blood and facilitate quick healing. If you have any chronic diseases or syndromes that could compromise your ability to withstand general anesthesia or heal properly, talk to us about your desire for cosmetic surgery. We can work with you to ensure your surgery is safe and uneventful.
You Have Support for Recovery
If you’re a single mom to three little ones with no family or close friends nearby, now may not be the right time to undergo a breast reduction. While recovery is not incredibly uncomfortable, it can zap your energy. For the first few days post-surgery, it’s likely you’ll need another adult to help you get dressed, prepare food and take care of your hair. Picking up little ones is inadvisable. If you have a loving partner, a dependable family member or a cherished friend to help you, however, you may be ready for surgery.
You’re Emotionally Ready
If you feel your breasts are too large for whatever reason, you do not have to live with them any longer. However, it’s important to be emotionally ready for the transformation. If you’re tired of living with your oversized breasts and are thinking about getting a breast reduction, schedule an appointment at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo in Las Vegas. Our team of highly qualified professionals will evaluate your unique situation and determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.