Excessively large, sagging breasts can be uncomfortable, unhealthy and distracting from a women’s appearance. Large breasts can also restrict certain activities. Breast reduction surgery reduces overdeveloped breasts and can alleviate back pain, shoulder strap furrows, hand numbness and breathing difficulty.
Who are the best candidates for breast reduction?
The best candidates are women with very large breasts who require physical relief. Other candidates for breast reduction include those patients with one breast significantly larger than the other. Those with indentations in their shoulders from tight bra straps and those who are self-conscious or dissatisfied with their oversized breasts are also excellent candidates.
Traditional breast reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, but is sometimes performed as an inpatient procedure under general anesthesia and takes between two to four hours. There are many variations to the procedure. The most common procedure invo...
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. The procedure is a common one and can benefit men and women who are bothered by a protruding abdomen.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight-control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
Significant fluctuations in weight
For those who have experienced a massive weight loss, their only alternative to lose overhanging skin is surgery. Many patients combine their tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.