Breast Reduction Improves Well-Being

According to a new study, breast reduction surgery improves well-being and quality of life. In the study, 78% of patients surveyed following their breast reduction surgery reported significantly improved satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts and improvement in their sexual, psychosocial, and physical well-being.

The benefits of breast reduction were seen as little as 6 weeks after surgery, and improvements were cited even with relatively small reductions in breast size. Participants reported a noticeable decrease in physical symptoms — pain in the breasts, neck, back, and shoulders; shoulder grooving; difficulty sleeping; rashes — and improved physical activity.

Doctors hope that a decrease in costly chronic medical complaints may lead to this procedure being more widely covered by health insurance. The study was conducted by the Department of Plastic Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University and published in the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

See Marvel Cosmetic Surgery patient breast reduction before and after.