Breast size, shoulder, back & neck pain, bra fit
Reduce back and body strain while gaining a more proportional body contour.
Do you ever get that burning sensation right between your shoulder blades as the day wears on? What about shoulder and neck pains? Headaches? Having problems finding fashionable bras that fit? Do you find it difficult to work out because of your larger breast size? Have you worn more than one sports bra to do a workout? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you may need a breast reduction.
The modern goals for breast reduction are to achieve the desired size breast with minimal scarring and maintaining a sensate functional (breast feeding) breast. The older technique of removing the nipple areolar complex and replacing it as a graft is rarely used. Some forms of breast reduction reportedly do not affect the ability to breast feed postoperatively.* Currently, breast reduction surgeries decrease the size of the breast and move the nipple areolar complex to a more youthful position with minimal scarring. The concept of a ‘medically indicated’ procedure not looking pleasing is definitely old as well. Breast reduction surgery is similar to the elective breast lift and should afford all of the aesthetic benefits that this procedure does to achieve a cosmetically desirable breast. This win/win procedure should both look better and feel better.
The reduction or eradication of symptoms due to large breasts occurs almost immediately after surgery. The benefits of reduction surgery span all age groups. On RealSelf.com, breast reduction has a 97.5% “worth it” rating, indicating the high satisfaction with this procedure. Most commonly done as an outpatient surgery, this is a procedure with little post-operative pain and a massive amount of potential gain.
*Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 15th, 2004 – Volume 114 – Issue 4 – p 890-894
This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to render medical advice.
For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.