5 Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

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Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size of breasts that a patient finds too large, unwieldy, or painful. It involves incisions to remove the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin and a breast lift to contour the remaining breast tissue and position it appropriately on the chest. 

Woman experiencing pain in her shoulders from the weight of her bra straps.

There are many reasons why women may consider a breast reduction.

1. Are You Unhappy With the Appearance of Your Breasts?

Oversized breasts can make some women feel uncomfortable in social situations, both emotionally and physically. A breast reduction could help alleviate this discomfort by addressing one of the root causes—size. At the same time, the procedure can also improve the appearance and symmetry of the breasts and provide a lift.

2. Are Overly Large Breasts Causing Back, Neck, or Shoulder Pain?

Oversized breasts can place undue strain on the body, forcing various muscles and bony structures to deal with excessive weight and forces detrimental to their well-being. This may manifest as pain in areas where the effects of the weight or traction effects are most experienced, such as the back, shoulders, and neck. A breast reduction will reduce the weight of the breasts and lift them into a position where they will place less strain on the body. In most cases, this will reduce or eliminate this pain and general discomfort.

3. Are Your Breasts Causing Chronic Rashes or Infections?

One of the more annoying and problematic side effects of oversized, drooping breasts is the constant irritation and chafing between the skin at the lower portion of the breast and the lower chest/upper abdomen. This often leads to redness, rashes, foul odors, fungus, open sores, and scarring. Reducing the breast size along with the associated lift will eliminate these areas of contact and chafing, leading to healthier tissues and an improved quality of life. 

4. Are Your Physical Activities Limited Due to Your Oversized Breasts?

Oversized breasts can either prevent or make it extremely uncomfortable to engage in a variety of physical activities. By making it difficult or impossible to perform these activities that burn calories, one becomes less fit and often heavier, which usually leads to the further enlargement of your already too-large breasts. 

A woman able to enjoy exercising without her oversized breasts.

Breast reduction surgery can interrupt this destructive spiral by correcting an important root cause. Diet and exercise are still crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and a breast reduction can make such a lifestyle easier to maintain.

5. Can You Not Find Bras or Other Clothing That Fits? 

Another annoying issue related to having oversized breasts is the lack of clothing options suited to your body type. Finding properly fitted clothing can be a long and arduous task even during the best of times. When stores have few or no options available for your body type, it can make a difficult task all but impossible—and frustrating. A breast reduction can help. By changing the size and shape of the breasts, a breast reduction can create more standard body contours with more clothing options available. This can make clothes shopping simpler and faster, removing the stress of long and fruitless shopping trips. 

Interested in Learning More?

Women who have had breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Turkeltaub have been extremely happy with their outcome and the numerous positive effects on their quality of life. If you are considering breast reduction surgery, contact Dr. Turkeltaub at the Arizona Center for Breast Surgery to schedule your consultation, either by calling (480) 451-3000 or filling out our online contact form.