Breast reduction is best applied to candidates who have neck, shoulder and back pain normally caused by the weight of their breasts, have nipples that sit low on the breasts and have large areolas, have activities that are limited due to the size of their breasts and are in perfectly good shape. Also, those patients who have breasts that are too large and not proportionate to the rest of their body and are uncomfortable with the weight and size of their breasts are also candidates for the procedure.
As for breast augmentation, those who are well-adjusted emotionally and have a thorough understating of the procedure including the risks involved are perfect candidates. They should also have a history of physical activity, good health and eat a healthy diet.
Breast reduction is increasing in popularity the same way as breast augmentation. In the procedure, excess breast tissue, skin and fat are removed. The areola and the nipples are also lifted. The skin that was originally located above the nipples is taken down, pulled together and sutured to enhance the shape and contour of the breasts.
Also, the kind of incision used on the procedure mainly depends on the shape and size of the breasts. There are incisions designed to allow the breasts to be concealed under the bra but the resulting scars can be permanent. However, most of the scars from the procedure fade over time. There are also other cases where fat is the only element needed to be removed in order to reduce the size of the breasts; this is normally done with liposuction.
Real Horror Stories
When considering either breast augmentation or breast reduction, it is important to know the stories of other women who have undergone with the procedure. Although some of the stories can scare you, it is still necessary to decide on what you want and not base your decisions on others.
There are several horror stories about the procedures out there. However, you will notice that most of these horrifying outcomes are caused by poor judgment and lack of knowledge about the procedure. With any cosmetic surgery, remember to choose the right surgeon and know more about the procedure.