Who should consider breast reduction surgery?

If your breasts are causing you severe psychological distress, are affecting your physical health or your ability to do exercise then breast reduction is a solution.

If you are experiencing backache, neck and shoulder ache then large breasts can be responsible for this. This can cause long term health problems.

Your appearance is also affected: large breasts can make you look unbalanced and have a big impact upon your appearance in general. Some women find them attractive but a great many women don’t and will have surgery to reduce their size.

The other issue is that they are out of proportion with the rest of your body. You may feel that you are ‘top heavy’ and this can affect your self-confidence. There is also the added factor of being subject to inappropriate comments or attentions from the opposite sex.

If you are experiencing any of the following problems then breast reduction surgery may be suitable for you:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Infections under the breasts
  • Rashes and excessive sweating
  • Poor posture
  • Sores or deep groves made across the shoulders from your bra straps
  • Skin problems
  • Psychological distress
  • Unable to take part in sport or other physical activity
  • Difficult to find clothes that fit properly

The aim is to give you smaller, shapelier breasts which fit in with your overall appearance. If you are aged 18 upwards, have realistic expectations and are in good health then you will be considered for surgery.

Teenage girls under 18 are not usually considered for surgery but exceptions can be made. If you are experiencing severe mental or physical stress then surgery can be an option.

Your suitability will be decided in the initial consultation between you and your surgeon. Your health, age, size and shape of your breasts will determine which the best procedure is for you.

Your weight is another factor here. Try to maintain a healthy weight before surgery. If you put on weight before surgery then this will cause your breasts to increase in size.

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