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How To Know If You Need A Breast Reduction

The size of a woman’s breasts can have a significant impact on her self image. Very often, mainstream media sources publish fodder on women longing for larger breasts. Seldom do we hear about the women who suffer psychologically (and physically!) due to their already large breast size. The truth is that breast reduction is among the top ten most commonly performed major cosmetic surgical procedures. In fact, breast reduction surgery is actually as common as facelift surgery.

How do you know if your breasts are too large?

Sometimes, patients know instinctively that their breasts are too large while others are still unsure. The most obvious symptoms, such as back and neck pain, can occur for thousands of reasons and are not, on their own, definitive indications of the need for breast reduction surgery. Lesser-known symptoms include frequent headaches, frequent rashes under the breasts, and hand numbness which occurs as a result of one’s bra straps decreasing circulation to the extremities.

Is breast reduction surgery right for you?

If you are in generally good health and you are of an age such that your breasts have stopped developing, breast reduction surgery might be an option for you. In many cases, breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure and patients have reported relief of their symptoms immediately following the recovery period.

You may want to consider breast reduction if you can relate to at least three of the following statements:

  • You have frequent back pain and the skin underneath your breasts is often irritated.
  • You find shopping for dresses and shirts to be a frustrating experience because common women’s clothing does not fit your chest.
  • You notice deep purple grooves in your shoulders when you remove your bra.
  • You find it difficult to sit up straight, and when you do, you find it difficult to breathe due to the weight on your chest.
  • You receive unwanted sexual attention and suffer psychologically because of the size of your breasts.

Breast reduction surgery: a proven remedy

Oftentimes, women with large breasts cannot find relief of their health problemsuntil breast reduction surgery is performed. Breast size is an important women’s health issue, one that is manageable with the help of the right cosmetic surgeon.

If you’re suffering from discomfort, feeling self-conscious about your physical appearance, and experiencing limitations on physical activities such as sports or running, you may consider breast reduction surgery.

Curious about everything involved in a breast reduction procedure? Speaking with an experienced cosmetic surgeon is the best way to get all your questions answered. GLOW Surgical Arts offers a variety of cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures to help you look and feel more attractive. If you’re ready to talk with an experienced surgeon, request a free consultation online, or call GLOW Surgical Arts at (650) 241-2209.