Many women find disproportionately large breasts to be a nuisance – they can cause back and neck pain, interfere with sports and other activities or simply draw too much attention to one's appearance. And anyone with larger breasts can attest to the painful grooves bra straps can create in your shoulders!
I perform breast reductions regularly for patients who want to improve their emotional well-being, decrease physical discomfort or alleviate feelings of self-consciousness.
All or part of the surgery may even be covered by insurance – if it is performed to relieve pain or other medical issues.
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast-reduction surgery changes the size, weight, shape and firmness of the breast tissue, fat and skin. It can be done at any age; however, the best results are achieved once your breasts are fully developed and pregnancy is no longer an issue. (Pregnancy may alter your breast tissue, impacting the overall outcome of your surgery, and breastfeeding may be more difficult following the procedure.)
Breast-reduction surgery is a viable option if you:
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you:
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. It may be the first step you take toward feeling more comfortable and confident with your appearance – and the first step toward returning to a more active life.