Effects of Breast Reduction Surgery on Physical Fitness and Breastfeeding

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1. Introduction

Breasts are important parts of a women’s sexuality and beauty and also a  fresh, healthy and irreplaceable food source for babies. In general, breast augmentation is the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about breast cosmetic surgery, but breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty is just as important as breast augmentation. Beautiful breasts do not always mean larger or heavier breasts, the proportion, symmetry, and sagging of the breasts are important factors for beauty. Heavy breasts are sometimes problematic and cause back neck and shoulder pain and negatively affect physical activities. Breast reduction is offered to improve your physical appearance and general health, but it is important that this procedure is applied correctly if you are a premenopausal woman of childbearing age. Wrong applications may significantly decrease your breastfeeding success.

2. Breast reduction improves your physical fitness

Heavy or large breasts limit the activity of women due to increased load on backbone and back, causing neck and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery improves physical fitness via the elimination of heavy breasts related problems.

In the USA, a study was conducted on 87 military women who underwent breast reduction surgery between 2011 and 2014, the findings were published in 2017. Their Army Physical Fitness Test scores were analyzed in terms of sit-ups, push-ups, and 2-mile run performances. According to the results of the study, Their total Army Physical Fitness Test score was increased by 3.9% after breast reduction. Their number of push-ups, number of sit-ups and 2 miles run times were increased by 5.6%, 4.1%, and 1.6%, respectively. These results clearly show that a reduction in your breast size can cause an increase in your physical fitness.

3. The way of breast reduction surgery determines the success of breastfeeding

Wrong applications of breast reduction surgery may cause you to lose your chance for breastfeeding your baby. In 2017, scientists from the University of Alberta-Canada published an article about the effects of breast reduction on breastfeeding success. They analyzed the results of 51 different studies which were conducted in various countries, they found that breast reduction may cause a significant decrease in breastfeeding success depending on the procedure. According to their findings, subareolar parenchyma or parenchyma column from the nipple-areola complex to the chest wall have to be preserved during the operation for following breastfeeding success. It was found that breastfeeding success decreased to 4% while it was 75% in the patients with partially preserved subareolar parenchyma and 100% of the patients with fully preserved subareolar parenchyma.

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4. Breast Reduction in Turkey

The average breast reduction cost in Turkey is low while the quality of services and surgeons are very high. If you want well proportioned, symmetrical breasts that you’ve always dreamt of, you should prefer cosmetic surgery clinics in Turkey. MCAN Health is one with the highest of quality standards and well educated, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons.

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