The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a study confirming breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life for women.
Breast reduction surgery is a highly beneficial cosmetic procedure for women (and men) in whom most of their breast volume is in the sagging lower portion of the breast and/or women suffering from heavy or sagging breasts. The decision to reduce breast size helps in alleviating breast pain, shoulder pain, back pain, nipple numbness, and shoulder grooves from heavy bra straps.
"Breast reduction patients are among the happiest patients in my practice and there are many compelling reasons why that is the case," describes Los Angeles board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant Stevens, "They are relieved of the extra weight from over-large breast so their back, neck and arms are pain free. Patients who undergo breast reductions can now wear clothes they could never wear before, they look like they've lost weight and their bodies look more symmetrical."
New techniques are now available to make breast reductions cosmetically attractive with minimal scarring and less impact on the breast itself, other than the obvious lifting and reduction.
The study was released in the issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal of the ASPS.