San Francisco Breast Reduction Surgeon – Dr Elyassnia
Who are good Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery?
A breast reduction can alleviate physical discomfort and enhance your appearance but it won’t necessarily change your look to match your ideal. The best candidates are healthy women who are not excessively overweight and are experiencing many of the classic physical symptoms associated with having excessively large and sagging breasts. For those woman who feel that their breasts are too large but are not having any of these symptoms, they still may be a great candidate and benefit from the cosmetic improvement with this operation if that is what they are looking for. Women who need mostly a lift and possibly a small reduction are good candidates for a breast lift or mastopexy which is technically quite similar to a breast reduction (See Breast Lift section).
Also if you are planning on having more children, it is probably best to postpone your breast reduction. This is due to the fact that pregnancy may stretch your breasts again and negate the results of your surgery. Also some women have difficulty with breast feeding after this surgery.
It is important to understand that all women have some asymmetry of their breasts which is normal. Sometimes this can be improved by altering the operation for each breast but it is not possible to achieve perfect symmetry. In fact it should be assumed that you will have some residual asymmetry with any type of breast operation.
Again good candidates for breast reduction surgery understand the procedure well along with the alternative operations and have realistic expectations.