Breast Reduction Gaining Popularity

We’ve all heard of someone undergoing a breast augmentation (implants) procedure. But did you know that breast reduction surgery is among one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery? In fact, according to the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank statistics, more than 100,000 women had like-surgeries in 2012.

But why?

Large or oversized breasts can cause a number of mental and physical strains including but not limited to:

  • Poor posture
  • Decreased range of motion
  • The inability to enjoy physical activity or exercise
  • Shoulder pain
  • Painful indentations on the shoulders from bra straps
  • Rashes along the breast folds
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Wardrobe selection trouble
  • The need for special (and expensive) undergarments

Breast reduction is a procedure that can eliminate the above-mentioned symptoms, and is most often achieved through a combination of liposuction and surgery. Once excess tissue, fat and skin has been removed to decrease the size of the breast, the breasts are meticulously contoured. The areola can also be reduced in size at this time and is repositioned along with the nipple to adhere to the new shape of the breast.

Because breast reduction provides patients with such positive life-altering results, and because many insurance companies will cover this procedure (assuming certain requirements are met), we’ve seen a tremendous increase in popularity across the U.S., and right here in Bloomfield Hills at Amae Plastic Surgery Center.

If you are currently considering this procedure, or are just interested in collecting more information at this time, please contact us. Although having too large of breasts is often a problem from an early age, it is most often recommended to wait until breasts are fully developed to undergo a breast reduction surgery.

As a reminder, online research should never serve as a substitute for a professional consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon!

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