Who is a Breast Reduction Surgery Candidate?

Breast Reduction Surgery Candidate | Las Vegas Plastic SurgeryWomen with oversized, sagging breasts will usually make sterling candidates for breast reduction cosmetic surgery. Excessively large breasts can lead to pain in the neck and back, limit a woman’s lifestyle choices and activities, create shoulder discomfort or indents where bra straps are support, and even lead to breathing issues.

Candidates for reduction mammaplasty will usually feel burdened by the large size of their breasts. Following breast reduction, these candidates can usually achieve a more proportional figure and renewed feeling of self-confidence and physical relief. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast reduction to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Candidate Characteristics

Ideal candidates for breast reduction plastic surgery will include women who are bothered by the appearance of large, pendulous breasts. The breasts will typically get in the way of their everyday activities and cause occasional or persistent pain and discomfort. A majority of woman candidates who choose to undergo breast reduction are concerned about eliminating physical pain and irritation above all else.

However, even in cases where a woman is not much troubled by the physical effects of oversized breasts, she may still want to have breast reduction to achieve an enhanced self-image – one of the several benefits of this surgery. Some women may also like to receive this procedure to fit better into clothing of their choice.

Breast reduction is ideally recommended only for candidates who are mature and have fully developed breasts. But in exceptional cases, the surgery can be performed on younger candidates if their breasts are causing significant physical hardship and pain. The procedure should not be performed on women who have plans to breastfeed because the surgery will remove many of the milk ducts that lead to the nipples.

Candidacy for Specific Types of Reduction

Women in general who want to receive breast reduction should have realistic expectations about the surgery and be knowledgeable about the surgical options available to them. With this knowledge, they can engage more effectively with the cosmetic surgeon to determine their candidacy for a particular breast reduction technique.

Women with excessively large breasts may be good candidates for traditional anchor pattern breast reduction surgery. This technique allows for a significant amount of excess skin and breast tissue to be removed than other techniques. The traditional technique is also more effective for candidates who have more glandular tissue than fat. This is often the case for women with excessively dense breast tissue, very thin women, and the ones who have not yet reached menopause.

Vertical incision breast reduction may be more appropriate for women with moderate to large breasts. Women requiring the removal of very large amounts of breast tissue and fat may not be good candidates for this method. Women with more of fatty breast tissue than glandular tissue may be stellar candidates for scarless breast reduction because liposuction can only reduce the volume of fat in the breast.

Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast reduction and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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