Breast augmentation with implants is practically synonymous with plastic surgery. The procedure is consistently one of the most popular—if not the most popular—cosmetic surgical procedures performed each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, not all women want to increase the volume of their breasts.
With breast reduction surgery, Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman does the opposite of an augmentation. Using liposuction to remove fat cells through very small incisions, he changes the size and shape of the breasts to help women achieve their contouring goals.
Some of the reasons patients cite for choosing breast reduction include:
Asymmetrical breasts can create a lopsided look, and the solution is not necessarily making the smaller breast bigger. A carefully performed reduction procedure can create symmetry with minimal recovery time required.
Overly large breasts can hang like weights that pull a woman’s shoulders forward and down, causing a hunch—or at least constant soreness from having to work to maintain good posture. Breast reduction reduces this pull, freeing women to stand taller without exerting the same effort or feeling the same chronic aches associated with breasts of considerable volume. Large breasts may also strain bras or other items of clothing they are in, causing straps to dig into the skin and leave red marks or impressions.
Aside from the physical discomfort of ill-fitting clothes, shirts and tops stretched by large breasts may also fail to hang as they were designed, creating odd lines and proportions. Smaller breasts may better allow fabric to drape as it was intended.
Some women do not like the attention they receive—attention they attribute to having large breasts. A reduction can improve a patient’s self image, as well as draw less attention to her chest area.
No matter a women’s reason for choosing a breast reduction, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman can explain more about the surgery and what to expect. Call (416) 322-7108 or 1-888-451-1140 to arrange a consultation, or visit www.drcarmanplasticsurgery.com.Written by Wayne Carman
Dr. Carman is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon practicing breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery.