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How a Breast Reduction Could Change Your Life

Posted December 17, 2018 in Breast Reduction

Large, perky breasts are a trait that many women associate with femininity and beauty. While round, full breasts may be flattering on some women and can help them achieve beautiful curves, for others, it can be a source of discontentment and even pain.

Excessively large and heavy breasts can interfere with your daily lifestyle and even cause you to develop physical and emotional problems, such as chronic pain and low self-esteem, from your unbalanced profile. It may come across as shocking to some, but obtaining small breasts can be a good and healthy thing for many women. Breast reduction surgery can help patients correct their large and cumbersome breasts to help relieve them of stress and discomfort.

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What Is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthetic to reduce the size and shape of a woman’s large breasts. Excess fat and skin will be removed while the remaining tissue is lifted into a more youthful position. If necessary, the nipples and areolas can also be repositioned and reduced for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Depending on the amount of correction needed, your breast reduction surgery will require one of the following techniques:

  • Anchor incision: An incision is made around the areola, down the center of the lower breast, and along the breast crease.
  • Lollipop incision: An incision is made around the areola and down the center of the breast, stopping at the breast crease.
  • Donut incision: An incision is made around the edge of the areola.
  • Liposuction: Small incisions are made to allow the insertion of a cannula, which is attached to a vacuum device that removes excess fat from the breasts.

Breast Reduction Can…

Relieve Chronic Pain and Stress

Women with large breasts may find themselves feeling exhausted and uncomfortable due to the excess weight on their chest. Many women also find themselves suffering from other physical problems due to their heavy breasts, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Permanent shoulder grooves
  • Shortness of breath

Excessively large breasts can also impact a woman’s posture. By reducing the size and weight of the breast tissue, this procedure can lower the pressure on your body to help relieve chronic pain. Breast reduction surgery can also help you to stand straighter and improve your overall posture, especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet.


Minimize Unwanted Attention

One of the most frustrating experiences for many women is the unwanted and nerve-wracking attention from strangers due to their large breasts. While some women may like being the center of attention, others feel embarrassed and can do without the ridicule or catcalling. Breast reduction surgery can improve your breast proportions to restore a more balanced and natural figure while also minimizing unwanted attention.

Improve Your Self-Esteem

Most women with excess breast tissue not only feel weighed down physically, but they also find themselves feeling emotionally unsatisfied with their appearance. Having large breasts can make many patients feel uncomfortable about the way they look or make them feel unable to wear certain pieces of clothing. Breast reduction surgery can relieve you of the emotional distress caused by your breasts and improve the overall quality of your life by boosting your confidence, body image, and self-esteem.

To learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact our office today at (310) 205-3107 or schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Rey to provide you with more information and determine if you are a good candidate.