Large, pendulous breasts may cause a woman to potentially experience various medical problems caused by the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations, and breathing problems are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Breast reduction usually can significantly improve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Because of the symptoms associated with very large breasts, the breast reduction procedure is generally considered a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure and may be covered by most insurance plans. Many women, especially teenage girls, are very self-conscious if they have disproportionately large breasts.
Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue, and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts that are better-shaped in proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery is also commonly performed to restore symmetry between the breasts when one breast is much larger than the other. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit you better. Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. Childbirth and breastfeeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts.
A consultation with Dr. DiBello will help you determine if you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery. At that time, our plastic surgeon will discuss your personal concerns involved in the surgery.
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