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Breast Reduction is an outpatient surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts. Also known as Reduction Mammoplasty, the procedure removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve more proportionate and lifted breasts. There are many reasons why women have Breast Reduction: medical, physical, and psychological. Today, we review some of the more common reasons.

Physical Discomfort

One of the primary reasons for Reduction Mammoplasty is physical discomfort. Large, heavy breasts can lead to chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, as well as headaches, shoulder rutting and poor posture. The excessive weight can strain the body’s musculoskeletal system, causing discomfort and limiting physical activities. Breast Reduction can alleviate this burden, often providing relief from pain and discomfort.

Breast Reduction for Women - before and after pictures

Physical discomfort is the primary reason women have Reduction Mammoplasty. This patient felt better immediately after surgery. (Click on image for uncensored version.)

Skin Irritations and Rashes

The skin underneath large breasts can be prone to irritation, rashes and infections. The constant rubbing of the breasts against the skin can create a warm and moist environment, making it a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Breast Reduction Surgery reduces skin-to-skin contact, minimizing the occurrence of such irritations and improving overall skin health.

Difficulty in Physical Activities

Women with disproportionately large breasts often find it challenging to engage in physical activities like running, jogging or certain sports due to the excessive weight and movement of their breasts. Reduction Mammoplasty helps restore mobility and makes it easier to participate in physical activities, leading to a more active and healthier lifestyle.

Reduction Mammoplasty for Women - before and after photos

This patient had difficulty with physical activities, and the problem only became worse with age. Breast Reduction restored her ability to participate in physical activity without discomfort. (Click on image for uncensored version.)

Psychological and Emotional Well-Being

Overly large breasts can lead to emotional distress and body image issues. Some individuals may feel self-conscious about their appearance, experiencing feelings of embarrassment or shame. Breast Reduction can boost self-esteem and improve body image, leading to enhanced overall psychological well-being.

Nerve and Circulation Problems

Large breasts can compress nerves in the chest and upper body, leading to tingling, numbness, or even loss of sensation in the hands and fingers. Additionally, blood circulation may be impaired, causing discomfort and potential health risks. By reducing breast size, these nerve and circulation issues can be alleviated.

Breast Reduction for Women - before and after photos

Breast Reduction removes excess weight from the breast and torque from the neck and back. The result in this case was more proportionate and more comfortable breasts. (Click on image for uncensored version.)

Unwanted Attention and Sexual Harassment

Some women with large breasts may experience unwanted attention or sexual harassment, leading to discomfort and anxiety. Breast Reduction can help reduce the focus on the breasts and promote a sense of personal safety and comfort.

Difficulty Finding Proper Clothing

Finding well-fitting clothes that accommodate large breasts can be challenging and frustrating. Women may face difficulties with clothing options and may have to resort to wearing multiple layers to feel comfortable. Reduction Mammoplasty can make shopping for clothes more enjoyable and provide greater fashion choices.

Reduction Mammoplasty for Women - before and after pictures

Breast Reduction can help women with disproportionately large breasts. After her surgery, this patient was able to fit more comfortably into clothes and had less discomfort with physical activity. (Click on image for uncensored version.)

Breast Reduction Consultations

Breast Reduction is not solely a cosmetic procedure but a viable option for individuals experiencing physical discomfort, skin irritations, mobility issues, and emotional distress due to disproportionately large breasts. It can significantly improve quality of life, enabling individuals to lead a more active, confident, and pain-free lifestyle.

However, as with any surgical procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss individual concerns, expectations, and potential risks. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule your private Breast Reduction consultation.

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