Well Endowed: Breast Reductions vs. Breast Augmentation

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Though breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery performed in the United States today, breast reduction surgeries are considered medical procedures because these procedures change women’s lives. While some women desire to have larger breasts, others are wishing they were less endowed.

Breast implant, augmentation and fat transfer surgeries are performed to increase the size of a woman’s breasts. Women who seek to have their breasts enhanced and enlarged in size complain that they feel their breasts are inadequate in size, due to their own perception or shared perceptions and taunting from adolescent years. Size and shapes can vary using implants, while fat transfers utilize the fat from another area of the body, which is injected into the breasts. Some women opt for DD cup size, while others are more conservative with the changes they wish to make. A happy medium has become more popular among women who choose to have their breasts augmented.

Though large breasts can get in the way of certain things like exercise, they are still appealing for women who want to look voluptuous. In contrast, there are women who were born with large breasts seek to reduce them in size. For many women seeking breast reduction surgery, the common story among them is their breasts became a focus for teasing during the adolescent years, and as they matured.

How Breast Size Can Be Reduced With Surgery

How Breast Size Can Be Reduced With Surgery

Breast implant and reduction procedures are both considered more invasive. Incisions must be made either way to place the implants or remove excess tissue. In most cases, breast implant surgery is elective and not covered by insurance, unless the breasts have to be reconstructed due to a mastectomy or deformity. Breast reduction surgery is more likely to be partially or fully covered by insurance, depending on the carrier and circumstances. If a woman suffers health issues as a result of her breast size, a surgeon can recommend reduction to improve her condition.

While breast augmentation is the most popular procedure for women in the U.S., most female patients feel a greater sense of satisfaction after breast enhancement and reduction surgery.

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