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When to Consider Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction CandidatesThe question of whether you could benefit from breast reduction for oversized, heavy breasts is best answered during an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. George Sanders. Only a trained surgeon can say for sure whether you are a suitable candidate. But according to Dr. Sanders, there are some key indicators that suggest you should at least consider the procedure.

Persistent Discomfort

If you experience persistent discomfort due to breasts that are too large or heavy for your frame, you are probably a good candidate for breast reduction. More specifically, if you have chronic back, neck or shoulder pain, skin rashes and chafing underneath your breasts, or deep, painful indentations on your shoulders from your bra straps digging into the skin, having surgery could be very beneficial.

You may experience other physical problems due to the heaviness of your breasts: perhaps you slouch over constantly, have trouble breathing or suffer from nerve tingling that stems from the weight on your shoulders compressing certain nerve fibers.

By reducing the size and weight of the breasts, breast reduction can resolve these problems and improve your personal comfort.

Interference with Work or Hobbies

The second sign that you should consider breast reduction is that your large, heavy breasts interfere with your work or hobbies. Perhaps you work a physically demanding job that is nearly impossible due to the size of your breasts, or you feel chronically tired at work because you cannot sleep due to your breasts. Maybe you would love to exercise, play sports or practice yoga, but find yourself getting winded, sore or dizzy after only a few moments of exertion.

Breast reduction can improve what feels like a pair of weights sitting on your chest, allowing you to work and play to the best of your ability.

Low Self-Esteem

The third indication that you could greatly benefit from breast reduction is that you are bothered by unwanted attention, scrutiny and comments due to your breasts’ appearance. You might feel as though your breasts are the first thing people notice about you, or that people make uncomfortable assumptions about you based on the size of your bust. Perhaps you suffer chronically low self-esteem, anxiety, isolation or even depression due to this unwanted attention.

Breast reduction can give you smaller, lighter breasts that “fit” your frame and help you feel beautiful, confident and comfortable in your skin.

Contact Our Breast Reduction Surgeon

To book an appointment with Dr. Sanders to determine whether breast reduction is right for you, please call or email our practice today.

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