What was once a taboo subject is now becoming more and more common. Many young athletes, and not just those at the professional level, are opting for breast reduction surgery to improve their game. According to statistics from the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank, more than 100,000 women opted for breast reduction surgery in 2012, and experts have stated that a number of them did so to play sports.
International tennis star Simona Halep recently made headlines for disclosing that she had undergone breast reduction to not only help her in her sport, but to also eliminate severe back pain. The 21-year-old athlete went from a size 34DD to a 34C. For Halep, it looks as though the surgery has definitely paid off. As of September 2013, she advanced a whopping 450 spots in the world rankings to number 18.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces breast size and reshapes the breast by removing excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. In some cases, the procedure may be covered by insurance. The surgery can help women that suffer from mammary hypertrophy by alleviating:
- Back or neck pain as well as any other discomfort
- Rashes located under the breasts that are caused by moisture accumulation
- Lack of self-confidence
- Challenges when shopping for clothing
- Limitations to physical activity
Here at Boulder Plastic Surgery, we will review your medical history as well as your goals regarding breast reduction at your initial consultation. As long as you are in good health, age is not a factor for this procedure. Following an examination, our experienced surgeons will discuss their recommendations for you as well as address any questions or concerns you would like to bring up.
Set Up Your Consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery Today
If you have been considering breast reduction surgery to improve athletic performance or for any of the other reasons mentioned above, be sure to schedule a consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery by calling 303-578-4193. Dr. Kuisle and Dr. Hartley are both members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and offer a thorough consultation to help patients make sound decisions concerning surgical procedures.