Breast Reduction Surgery—When Bigger Isn’t Better

woman examining breast mastopathy or cancer

While many women envy those with large breasts, bigger isn’t always better. Breasts that are too large can be a serious burden. In some cases they make women self conscious, in other cases they cause serious back pain. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce breast size and increase women’s comfort.

In many cases, the first step is reaching a healthy weight, since losing weight can reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. If however, this doesn’t produce the desired effect, breast reduction surgery may be the best option.

Consider the following questions when deciding whether or not breast reduction surgery is right for you:

  • Does the size of your breasts make you self-conscious?
  • Is it difficult to find bras in your size?
  • Are you uncomfortable with the way clothing fits over your breasts?
  • Are your breasts out of proportion with the rest of your body?
  • Is the weight of your breasts affecting your posture?
  • Is one of your breasts larger than the other?
  • Is the size of your breasts stretching out your skin?
  • Is the weight of your breasts causing them to droop?
  • Is the size of your breasts preventing you from participating in activities you enjoy?
  • Do you feel like your breasts are in your way?
  • Is the weight of your breasts causing shoulder, neck, or back pain?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, breast reduction surgery may be a good option for you.

If you choose breast reduction surgery, the doctor will first make sure you are healthy and suited to the procedure. The procedure itself is an outpatient surgery, so you’ll be able to go home the same day—make arrangements for someone to pick you up after the surgery so you can get home safely.

During the procedure a small incision will be made and excess tissue and fat will be removed. The incision lines will be permanent, but they usually fade and become unnoticeable over time. While your breasts may still change due to hormone fluctuations, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging, the results of the surgery will be permanent and you’ll quickly start experiencing the benefits of having normal sized breasts.

To learn more about breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serure.

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