Breast Reduction Candidates

When considering a cosmetic surgery, patients should be evaluated to determine if they are an ideal candidate for the procedure, or if another treatment may be better-suited to their goals. Physical and psychological factors should be considered, and patients need to have realistic expectations for the outcome. During your evaluation, Dr. Matt Chhatre will go over your medical history and goals for treatment, as well as discuss what he looks for in breast reduction candidates at our Kansas City, MO, cosmetic surgery office.

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Overly Large Breasts

Patients with large breasts commonly suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain. caused by the increased weight on the chest wall. Excessively large breasts can also cause sleeping problems and skin irritation, both underneath the breasts in the crease, and on the shoulders from bra straps. 

In addition, large breasts can make a woman feel self-conscious about her appearance, which may have a negative impact on her self-confidence. Finding clothing that fits properly can be extremely difficult, and many women spend significant amounts of money on custom-fitting wardrobes.

Dr. Chhatre has been providing patients with exemplary results through cosmetic procedures for over 20 years.

Large breasts can make exercise uncomfortable or embarrassing, and many women avoid working out altogether. For some women, large breasts cause pain during exercise, and aerobic activity is not possible. Weight gain is common for women with large breasts, and additional weight can exacerbate the issue. 

Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery

Ideal candidates for breast reduction procedures will typically have suffered from pain or discomfort caused by overly large breasts. Similarly to other surgeries, patients must be in good overall health and free from any conditions that affect the immune system. Patients taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, would be required to stop taking the medication for a period before and after surgery. Additionally, ideal candidate do not smoke or use any tobacco products, as these have been shown to delay wound healing and post-operative recovery, as well as increase the risk of infection. 

Choosing the Right Surgeon

One of the most important decisions that you will make regarding your breast reduction surgery is the doctor who will perform the procedure. Dr. Chhatre has been providing patients with exemplary results through cosmetic procedures for over 20 years. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a fellow of many prestigious surgical organizations, and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He brings his considerable amount of experience and skill to every procedure and consistently helps patients achieve their cosmetic goals. During your consultation, he will help you determine the most appropriate treatment and plan your procedure accordingly.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

To learn more about breast reduction candidacy, the procedure itself, or what to expect during the recovery period, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chhatre in our Kansas City, MO, cosmetic surgery office. He will answer all of your questions and help you determine if a breast reduction or other procedure can help you reach your aesthetic goals.