For women and teenage girls, excessively large breasts may cause back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain, as well as bra strap grooving and skin irritation.
Teenage women may feel self conscious and socially inhibited by their unusually large breasts. Some women may feel the need to hide the size of their breasts and may choose clothing to hide their appearance. Some women are prevented from participating in exercise or are physically inactive due to the large size of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery may also be performed solely for cosmetic reasons for women who desire a smaller, more proportioned breast, or a breast lift.
Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but it is advisable to wait until the breasts have stopped developing. Some plastic surgeons, pediatricians and parents are hesitant when it comes to breast reductions for teens. For younger girls, one concern is the potential for regrowth.
Women who plan to have children and breast-feed should discuss this with their plastic surgeon because breast reduction surgery may impact the ability to breast feed, and changes are likely to occur to the breasts as a result of pregnancy and childbirth.
In general, breast reduction patients are among some of the happiest patients. They see the results of the procedure immediately and feel a huge weight off their shoulders, along with improved posture. Making the breasts smaller, firmer, lighter, and more evenly proportioned relieves the pain caused by large breasts.
Is This a Good Option For You?
Breast Reduction surgery may be a good option for you if:
• Your breasts are disproportionate to your body
• Your breasts are different sized
• You have back, neck and shoulder pain
• You have indentations from tight bra straps
• Your breasts limit your physical activity
• Your breasts cause self-image problems