Women who opt for breast reduction surgery often feel the weight of the world lifted form their shoulders – literally! Breast reduction surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures to alleviate the medical and aesthetic problems associated with having overly large breasts. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Maman of New York City outlines the reasons why so many women are choosing to downsize their breasts, to spectacular results.
The Decision To Downsize
If you are a woman unhappy with the very large size of your breasts, join a large crowd. Breast reduction surgery is gaining in popularity, according toDr. Maman. “Breast reduction surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States, and also one of the most popular procedures that we perform,” he shares.
He says the procedure removes excess fat, tissue and skin and will help the patient in every facet of life. “Ideal candidates for reduction are women who have very large breasts their entire lives and, as a result, have suffered in many ways, including finding clothing that fits.” Maman says some women decide to reduce because it’s uncomfortable to exercise with large breasts getting in the way of physical activity, while others find it embarrassing to wear a swim suit.
A New Beautiful Shape
The Procedure Women Love
It’s no secret that women who have breast reduction surgery are very happy with the results after the procedure. “We know from multiple studies and results in our office, that breast reduction surgery has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any breast surgery that we do,” shares Maman. He says that his patients often feel more confident and empowered by their new look as they’re no longer burdened by heavy breasts.
Maman says the procedure takes about three hours and a patient should expect to spend some time in recovery. “The procedure is done in our office and then the patient will spend about an hour in the recovery room before going to a hotel room, or even home if the patient is local.” He says pain is well-controlled. “It’s not that painful, just some tightness in the chest and overall stiffness.”
The rewards aren’t just for the patients; Maman says he feels a great deal of satisfaction after each surgery. “The patients are so happy because they will say that they haven’t looked like this in 25 years, and they also feel so much better – both emotionally and physically.”