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When You Should Consider a Breast Reduction

If your breasts are causing you severe psychological distress or affect your physical health, including your ability to exercise, a breast reduction may be the solution you are looking for. Women with larger breasts often experience chronic pain in their back, shoulders and neck that affect their daily lives, but can eventually lead to long-term health issues as well. Related: Can Bigger Breasts Hurt Your Back? Larger breasts can also impact a woman's perceived appearance. Some women feel that their large breasts make them look unbalanced or overweight. They may feel “top heavy,” which negatively impacts their self-confidence and self-esteem. There is also the added factor of being subject to inappropriate comments or attentions from the opposite sex. While some find bigger breasts attractive, others don’t and elect to have breast reduction surgery to change their look. You might consider breast reduction surgery if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Infections under the breasts
  • Rashes and excessive sweating
  • Poor posture
  • Sores or deep groves made across the shoulders from your bra straps
  • Skin problems
  • Psychological distress
  • Unable to take part in sport or other physical activity
  • Difficult to find clothes that fit properly
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure for reducing the size of breasts. It not only results in smaller breasts, but also returns the breast to a more youthful projecting shape. Women who have children will often see their breasts increase in size while they are breast-feeding. For some women, this increase in size remains long after they are done having children. Their hope is that a breast reduction will help restore their breasts to the size they were before they had children. While teenage girls under 18 are not usually considered for breast reduction surgery, there are sometimes exceptions that can be made, especially if you are experiencing severe mental or physical stress from large breasts. Related: Plastic Surgery: How Young Is Too Young? If you feel that your breasts are too big and are causing you physical or mental pain or stress, call to set up an appointment with Dr. Richard J. Brown to discuss your options. Dr. Brown has performed many breast reduction procedures in the past and is qualified to share the benefits with you. Call 480-947-2455 to schedule your initial consultation.

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