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Do You Get to Choose Your Size in a Breast Reduction?

Despite the popularity of breast implants in the modern market, not every woman wants to increase the size of their bust. In fact, many women suffer daily from pain, discomfort, and even a lack of self-confidence brought on by overly large breasts.

Breast Reduction

Disproportionately large breasts can have a wide range of negative health effects including back and neck pain, psychological effects such as depression, and difficulty exercising.

A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which excess tissue is removed from the breasts to make them more manageable and comfortable.

Signs that you should consider this procedure include:

  • Breasts are disproportionately large and cause pain or discomfort in the neck, back, and shoulders.
  • Deep grooves forming in the shoulders caused by the straps of an overburdened bra.
  • Significant asymmetry of the breasts.
  • Self-conscious, unhappy, or embarrassed feelings caused by a large bust.
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits correctly due to large breasts.

What Happens During a Breast Reduction

During the consultation appointment, patients will have the opportunity to talk to their surgeon about the results they are hoping to achieve. Your ideal shape and size will help the surgeon decide which technique to use in order to achieve the results you want.

If your breast reduction surgery is covered by your insurance or by the province, they may stipulate certain requirements for the minimum amount of tissue to remove based on your weight and height. Beyond that, you will need to decide what size you would like to be based on your lifestyle, long-term desires, and the width of your chest.

There are a few different ways your surgeon may decide to perform your breast reduction procedure. For breasts only slightly too large with healthy, elastic skin, it may be possible to use liposuction alone to remove some of the excess fat. This is a particularly effective solution for postmenopausal women as a larger percentage of their breast tissue is made up of fat. This procedure can also be used to treat asymmetry of up to 1 cup size.

In the case of larger breasts, it may be necessary to use a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areolas to the breast crease. This allows the surgeon greater access to the tissues, enabling them to remove a greater quantity of fat and excess skin. For extremely large breasts your surgeon may recommend removing the nipple and moving it to a higher plane for a most flattering appearance post-surgery.

Your exact size cannot be determined prior to surgery, although doctors can get close to the desired size if the circumstances are right. As Dr. Fouda Neel what your options are during your consultation so you can get a better understanding of your potential results!

Body Contouring for Men

With so much importance placed on our physical appearance, everyone strives to look their best, and this is just as true for men as it is for women. Unfortunately, diet and exercise are not always enough to achieve the toned, youthful appearance so many of us strive for.

Body Contouring For Men

Stubborn pockets of fat have a way of clinging to certain areas of the body as we age, and even some of the most physically fit people in the world – bodybuilders- have been known to use liposuction and other cosmetic techniques in order to achieve and maintain the most toned body possible.

The following are three common body contouring procedures for men:

Love Handle Liposuction

The love handles are a notoriously difficult place to get rid of stubborn fat pockets as the body has learned through millions of years of evolution to hold onto body fat in case of leaner times. In Western society, this evolutionary trait is not very helpful, and many people turn to modern science to correct it.

Liposuction is a great way to remove these small pockets of fat and create a flatter, more toned abdominal region. By reducing the waistline, it leads to a more streamlined and flattering silhouette.

Arm Lifts

Another common problem area for older men is the underside of the upper arm where sagging skin tends to pool as we age. Almost impossible to fight with aging, these sagging pockets of skin give the arms a worn out, tired, and aged appearance that many seek to correct.

Arm lift procedures remove these flaps of excess skin and tissue, leaving the arms toned, muscular, and strong. Fighting these signs of aging is a great way to make yourself look more youthful, powerful, and confident – a definite boon in a competitive, high-energy workplace.

Male Breast Reduction

An increasingly popular cosmetic procedure, male breast reduction seeks to correct the effects of gynecomastia, an enlargement of the male breasts.

Affecting 40-60% of the male population, this condition is quite common but can still have serious mental and emotional consequences. Unrelated to bad diet or lack of exercise, this condition generally cannot be addressed through diet or exercise alone. While there is no health risk associated with gynecomastia, its psychological effects are enough that many men seek out cosmetic treatments to help them achieve a more toned, masculine figure.

Regardless of the procedure you are considering, it is important to know that you should be in good general health, a non-smoker, and at least 18 years of age in order to undergo any of these procedures.