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Is Breast Reduction Right For Me?

Posted April 26, 2019

The most common symptoms that breast reduction patients suffer from is the pain that is caused by bra straps, as well as upper back, neck, and shoulder pain. You need to consult with your doctor and talk about your medical history. Your surgeon will also ask you about your family’s medical history. You should prepare to discuss any emotional issues you’ve dealt with regarding your breasts, how your breasts have physically felt to you, and any physical conditions you’ve had with your doctor.

There a lot of aspects to consider if you are thinking of getting a breast reduction done. Here are some of the symptoms some women experience before deciding to undergo the surgery.

1. A Numb Sensation in the Hands and Fingers

Women who want a breast reduction usually experience joint pain and numbness within their hands and fingers before the breast reduction. If your breasts are large enough to pull on your torso, you can end up with nerve pain that radiates down your upper body.

2. Persistent Neck Pain

It is also a common symptom many breast reduction patients suffer from before surgery, and it’s a pretty valid complaint. Essentially women feel like they are carrying weights in their chest area, every day and you can only imagine throughout the years how this can impact your neck.

3. Poor Posture

Women who have large breasts often experience problems with posture. There’s also recurring back pain that will be more prominent over the course of time.

4. Chafing and Rashes Occur More Frequently with Larger Breasts

Large breasts are prone to developing rashes, and infections under the breast crease. If you feel like you have any one of these uncomfortable symptoms, you can consider a breast reduction.

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

It is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reduces the size and weight of dense breasts, to create an aesthetically pleasing breast contour that is appropriately proportioned to your body. The surgeon removes excess tissue, fat, stretched skin and makes the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. It improves breast symmetry and eliminates sagging.

Cosmetic And Aesthetic Benefits Of Getting A Breast Reduction

Many patients opt for breast reductions to relieve the physical symptoms such as back, neck or shoulder pain, or discomfort while exercising.

The cosmetic benefits of breast reduction are:

– Your breast will be firmer, and give you a more youthful look.

– Bras will fit more comfortably and attractively.

– With better-proportioned breasts, your overall silhouette will be more balanced and attractive.

– Stretched areolas and large nipples can be reduced during the same procedure, helping you look better in and out of clothing.

– Swimsuits, sports bras, and tight clothes will look and feel better, helping boost your confidence during activity.

After Breast Reduction

It alleviates physical and emotional discomfort and enhances your appearance, and breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures. You can experience an increase in self-confidence and many patients experience immediate relief from back and shoulder pain after breast reduction.

How Long Do The Results Of Breast Reduction Last?

You can expect to enjoy your smaller breasts for a lifetime if you maintain a healthy and stable weight and if you do not want to have any more children. The treatment is safe, and highly effective.

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Interested in learning more? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haven Barlow, and begin your journey to the balanced body you’ve always wanted.

"The best thing about the surgery for me was how comforting Dr. Barlow was. Getting any surgery is always nerve wracking, but anytime Dr. Barlow came in the room and would begin talking ”all of my fears would go away."

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