Many women may envy those with large breasts, but bigger isn’t always better. Large, pendulous breasts can be a serious burden. They make some women self conscious, others suffer serious back pain. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce breast size, regain self-esteem and reduce pain. In many cases, the first step is reaching a healthy weight, since losing weight can reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. If however, this doesn’t produce the desired effect, breast reduction surgery may be the best option.
If you are contemplating whether or not breast reduction surgery is right for you, consider the following questions:
•Do your breasts make you self-conscious?
•Is it difficult to find a bra?
•Are you uncomfortable with the way your clothes fit?
•Are your breasts out of proportion with the rest of your body?
•Does the weight of your breasts affect your posture?
•Is one of your breasts larger than the other?
•Does the weight of your breasts cause them to droop?
•Does the size of your breasts prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy?
•Do your breasts get in your way?
•Does the weight of your breasts cause shoulder, neck, or back pain?
If your answer was “yes” to any of the questions, breast reduction surgery may be a good option for you.
If you choose breast reduction surgery, Dr. Dembny will first make sure you are healthy and suited to the procedure. Breast reduction is performed under a general anesthetic either as an in-patient surgery or with an overnight hospital stay.
During the procedure a small incision will be made and excess tissue and fat will be removed. The incision lines will be permanent, but they usually fade and become unnoticeable over time. While your breasts may still change due to hormone fluctuations, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging, the results of the surgery will be permanent and you’ll quickly start experiencing the benefits of having normal sized breasts.
To learn more about breast reduction surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dembny, today.