Despite our culture’s push for bigger and bigger breasts, many women with naturally large breasts find them to be more of a nuisance. Large breasts can add significant weight to your body and create discomfort in many situations. Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts, such as neck, shoulder, and back pain. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of the breasts. Following breast reduction, the breasts are usually more proportional to the rest of the body, and most patients report a significant improvement in their ability to be active.
Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery suits many different body types. We recommend the procedure to those who feel bothered by the size of their breasts (being too big). We advise that you don’t smoke right before or after the surgery. If you’ve experienced back, shoulder, or neck pain from the weight of your breasts, you are probably a good candidate as well. If your breasts are currently limiting your physical activity or causing skin irritation, you most likely qualify.