Many women struggle under the weight of overly large breasts. Heavy breasts can lead to a variety of physical and emotional discomforts, causing women with large breasts to develop self-image issues. A reduction mammaplasty, more commonly known as breast reduction surgery, is a highly personalized procedure that reduces the fat, tissue, and skin of large breasts to eliminate pain and give patients a balanced aesthetic.
Choosing a Breast Reduction
As with any cosmetic surgery, women have varied and highly personal reasons for choosing breast reduction surgery. Some of the most common include back pain due to large breasts, a lack of self-confidence, and difficulty leading an active lifestyle. Women should not undergo a reduction mammoplasty to please a loved one, but to reinvigorate her life, her health, and her self-image. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if:
- You are unhappy with the size of your breasts
- The weight of your breasts causes you physical discomfort (including back, neck, or shoulder pain)
- The size of your breasts limits physical activity
- Your nipples hang below the crease of your breast when unsupported
- The skin beneath your breasts is often irritated
- Your breasts have low-hanging, stretched skin and overlarge areolas
Breast Reduction Consultation
Before having breast reduction surgery, patients consult with Dr. Brantner about their health, the surgical process, and their desires for the outcome of the surgery. Some insurance providers cover breast reduction surgery if the size of the breasts causes back pain, neck pain, or other health problems.
If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, call Dr. Brantner’s office to schedule a breast reduction consultation.