As a plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of these surgeries, I’m still amazed by the life-changing effect of breast reduction surgery. Often my patients are embarrassed during the first examination as they are clearly struggling with both the appearance and exhausting weight of their breasts.
After the operation, I hardly need to ask how successful they think the surgery was. It’s evident in their smile, their attitude, the way they dress, and even the way they walk. Literally and figuratively, a weight has been lifted from their chest. My patients function and feel better. In addition to looking far better without clothes, clothes fit far better than ever before. For my patients — and me, this is one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform.