When To Consider Getting Breast Reduction Surgery

While many people may assume that large breasts are desirable, they may not realize the problems that disproportionately large breasts can cause. Not only do women with very large breasts experience physical pain, but they can also experience issues self-esteem. In some cases, breast reduction can help tackle many of the discomforts that women experience. There are various circumstances when you may want to consider this type of treatment.

Your Breasts Sag Down and Cause Pain

Having breasts that sag and droop down can cause significant back pain and strains in your neck. Breast reduction can help alleviate some of the discomfort on your neck and back by decreasing the volume of the breasts and lifting them to a higher position.

The Size of Your Breasts Impacts Your Self-Esteem

Large breasts can make some women feel embarrassed or even self-conscious. Breast reduction surgery can relieve some of these negative feelings, providing you with breasts that are more proportionate to your body structure. Additionally, it can help improve the way your clothing, bras, and bathing suits fit, which can also boost your self-confidence.

You Have Problems Engaging in Physical Activities

There are many cases where running, jogging, and engaging in other physical activities may not be possible. Large breasts can make it nearly impossible to engage in these physical activities due to the pain they cause. It is important to acknowledge that even the most sophisticated sports bra may fall short in adequately supporting large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can help take the pain out of rigorous movement so that you can enjoy healthy activities without additional discomfort. Some patients then go on to lose weight after surgery because they are better able to move.

Am I A Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

In general, you may consider this surgery if you experience physical and emotional pain and suffering due to your breast size. You may not be a good candidate for this surgery if you:

  • Have chronic obesity
  • Have heart problems
  • Have been diagnosed with diabetes
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have any underlying medical conditions

It is best to discuss whether this surgery is right for you with our skilled surgeons.

Schedule a Consultation in Lake Oswego, OR, Today

If you are interested in learning how a breast reduction can help alleviate pain symptoms and improve the appearance of your chest, contact Burgess Plastic Surgery at (503) 699-6464 to request an appointment. Our team can meet with you at our Lake Oswego, OR, office to discuss whether this procedure is right for you.

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