Top 5 Breast Reduction Myths

Reduction mammoplasty, (more commonly known as breast reduction surgery) helps to lift and reshape overly large breasts. It is done by extracting glandular tissue, excess fat and skin, so you get breasts proportionate to your frame while providing much-needed relief from pain in the neck, shoulders and back areas, caused by continually bearing excess weight. Procedures like breast reduction are in high demand, but its popularity has given birth to some myths too. Let's  take a look at some of the most common breast reduction myths.

Weight loss programs aid in breast reduction

These programs are specifically tailored towards weight loss of the whole body. They might help to reduce chest size by combating excess muscle mass and fat, but don’t affect the breasts directly.

Zero scarring

Liposuction is a “scarless” method but any other type of procedure leaves minimal scars, even when done by the best doctors in this field. Ultimately, the amount of scarring depends on the amount of tissue and skin removed. Most scarring usually fades with time – creams and lotions can also help.

Breastfeeding becomes a no-no

WRONG! You can absolutely breast feed your baby after undergoing this procedure.  However, there may be slight difficulties allowing milk to flow from the reconstructed nipples. - Lactation aids can help with this.

NOTE: it is advisable to wait 3 to 6 months after breastfeeding before you proceed with breast reduction surgery. This is because of an increased risk of blood and/or milk collections.

Allergy medications for post-surgical itching

Firstly, you must not self-medicate in such situations – always discuss any discomfort with your doctor. Keep in mind that antihistamines will not relieve post-surgical itching from the incisions made in either the standard or vertical methods of surgery. Your doctor will prescribe the necessary medications.

No insurance coverage

Perhaps the greatest of the breast reduction myths! Even though this procedure is referred to and categorized as plastic surgery, your insurance plan may cover breast reduction surgeries. However, the final amount payable by the insurance company depends upon the overall cost of the procedure.

Breast reduction surgery can enhance your self-esteem and boost confidence, while relieving you from the pain or discomfort often associated with large breast. Although, it's natural to feel hesitant before undergoing breast reduction surgery, many women take comfort in knowing that when they visit the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, they will be treated by one of the leading plastic surgeons in this San Francisco.

Dr. Rajagopal is a pioneer in cosmetic surgery and has mentored numerous protégés, who have in turn built thriving practices of their own around the world. Combining an artistic eye with nearly 20 years of experience and skill; Dr. Usha Rajagopal truly takes the time to listen to the concerns of each patient, working with them to produce their personal desired results.

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