If you have large, hanging breasts that restrict your activities and negatively impact your quality of life, breast reduction can ease your discomfort. Breast reduction addresses the aesthetic and functional issues that often affect women with very large breasts. However, it’s important to first determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction.
What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts, by removing excess skin and breast tissue. The goal of breast reduction is to make the breasts smaller and firmer.
Am I a candidate for breast reduction?
If you are experiencing some or all of the following concerns, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction:
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. The excessive weight of large breasts is often a contributing factor to pain in these areas.
- Grooves in the shoulder caused by bra straps. If your bras are the right size for you, but the straps continually dig into your shoulders, breast reduction can help.
- Skin irritation and/or rashes under the breast.
- Posture issues.
- Difficulty finding clothes that fit, because tops or dresses that fit your breasts are too small for the rest of your body.
Candidates for breast reduction should also be in good health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
What happens during breast reduction surgery?
Excess breast tissue is removed to achieve the desired breast size. The nipple/areola complex is also repositioned to a higher position on the breast mound.
Would you like to learn more about breast reduction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Naperville area, or Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling (630) 835-0033.