BREAST SURGERY PROCEDURES
Large pendulous breasts can cause great discomfort to a woman. Typical symptoms include back and neck pain, digging in from the bra strap at the shoulders, skin irritation and extreme self consciousness. Breast reduction is an operation designed to significantly decrease the size of the breasts and yet maintain a good overall shape.
Breast enlargement is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. The operation is performed for women with breast underdevelopment or when the breast has reduced in size and dropped as in pregnancy. In the latter case it may need to be combined with an uplift procedure. The enlargement and reshaping of the breast using breast implants strongly enhances self confidence and the feeling of femininity.
Sagging of the breast is associated with a reduction in the psychological wellbeing of women. This can occur after pregnancy and after gradual weakening of breast tissue support as a result of aging. It can also occur with no predisposing factors in young women as a result of normal breast development.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION
The development of breast tissue in men is not uncommon. Most often it happens around puberty and, after 1-2 years, resolves by itself. In some patients, however, the problem persists causing immense anxiety to the patient. It is important to exclude any medical cause for the breast enlargement such as hormonal imbalance or certain medications. This is by means of history, examination and specific investigations. In the majority of patients there is no underlying cause.