Consultation for Reduction Mammaplasty - Benefits of Reduction Mammaplasty

The Practical Guide to Breast Augmentation in Montreal

Practical Guide...

In addition to your surgeon conducting a medical history and physical examination, your doctor consultation is the time to ask questions. During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size as well as anything else about your breasts that you would like to see improved. This will help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. Your plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, taking measurements and perhaps photographs for your medical record. The size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples and areolae will be carefully evaluated. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information. You should tell your plastic surgeon if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight, particularly if you have noticed that your breasts become smaller with weight loss. Your surgeon may recommend that you stabilize your weight before having surgery. During your consultation, Dr Chen Lee will listen and learn about your breast goals and objectives, perform a breast examination, review breast incisions, techniques of breast reduction surgery and discuss the risks associated with a breast reduction procedure in Montreal.

Reduction Mammaplasty Goals and Objectives:
With greatest of confidentiality and sensitivity, Dr Chen Lee will listen to your goals and objectives to be attained from a breast reduction procedure. Dr Lee will be interested in learning about your desired breast size, shape, and symmetry. If it helps you to express yourself, feel at ease to bring assist devices (e.g. bra padding, images, etc.). In addition to learning of the physical characteristics desired from your breast surgery, Dr Lee will be interested to understand your thoughts on how a breast reduction will affect your personal, social, and professional life. With a complete understanding of your goals and objectives, Dr Lee will be able to facilitate a safe and pleasant breast reduction experience in Montreal.

Breast Examination:
Your breast reduction consultation will always include a thorough breast examination. Key breast measurements will be recorded. Your breast envelope and skin will be evaluated for elasticity, thickness and distensibility. These soft tissue qualities will define your breasts' tolerance to accept a defined range of breast sizes (dimensions, volumes). Your areola size (pigmented skin around the nipple) and nipple position will be noted. This will assist in determining the technical feasibility of specific breast incisions (i.e. vertical versus anchor excisions) and also determine whether concomitant procedures to reposition sagging breasts or poorly positioned nipples are necessary, Using your breast measurements and examination findings, Dr Chen Lee will make specific recommendations that maximize the likelihood that your objectives will be attained with a breast contouring procedure in Montreal.

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You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame
  • heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
  • one breast is much larger than the other
  • back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  • skin irritation beneath your breasts
  • indentations in your shoulders from tight bra strapsAfter Breast Reduction Surgery
  • restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts
  • dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the largeness of your breasts
Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast reduction before having children and feel that they can address any subsequent changes later. If you plan to breast-feed in the future, you should discuss this with your plastic surgeon.