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7 Ways a Breast Reduction Can Improve Your Quality of Life

While breast reduction surgery is primarily thought of by many as a means to relieve chronic pain, there are several other reasons one may choose to undergo this procedure.

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No matter what your goals are, if you are considering this cosmetic breast surgery, you’re probably hoping to increase the quality of your life in one or more ways.

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon or breast specialist for reduction surgery, you can expect the following benefits:

  1. Improved Comfort

    Breast reduction surgery can relieve physical discomfort in several ways:

    • Chronic pain: Very large breasts often contribute to chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Breast reduction is indeed a permanent solution for women experiencing such discomfort caused by disproportionately large breasts.
    • Heaviness: Even without significant pain, the heaviness of large breasts can weigh a woman down. Breast reduction surgery will lighten their overall weight leading to improved comfort and better posture.
    • Migraines: Some women with large breasts experience migraines triggered by tension and strain. Breast reduction can lead to migraine relief by alleviating this physical stress.

    Comfort and pain relief remains the most common reason for breast reduction surgery.

  2. Reduced Health Concerns

    Large breasts can sometimes contribute to breast-related health issues because having larger breasts means more skin-to-skin contact within the creases. The friction caused by this prolonged contact can lead to sores, rashes, foul odors and even infection beneath the breasts.

    Reduction surgery can improve breast health by anatomically treating the cause of these skin conditions, thereby preventing them from developing again.

  3. Enhanced Mobility

    Large breasts can impede physical activities and exercise. Athletes, dancers, and other physically active women sometimes find the size of their breasts impairs their performance or reduces their range of motion. This is far more of an issue when they are disproportionately large.

    Breast reduction can increase a woman’s freedom of movement, regardless of lifestyle, and allow her to engage in a wider range of activities without feeling physically restricted.

  4. Balanced Body Proportions

    Many women with quite large breasts feel that their undesirable size misrepresents their sense of self. A breast reduction will create the more balanced proportions that they desire and feel represent them better.

    A breast reduction is customizable, allowing for the realization of balance of a woman’s body proportions, providing her with the desired breast size and improved shape.

  5. Improved Confidence

    Women with overly large breasts often feel self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts. They may also experience negative body image issues as well as unwanted and unsolicited attention and even comments.

    Feeling more at ease in social situations is a common benefit of breast reduction. Following their breast reduction surgery, women often report feeling less self-conscious and more confident during social interactions. This increase in confidence can positively influence personal relationships by fostering healthier connections with friends, family members, and romantic partners.

  6. Enhanced Professional Image

    Many women may feel their large breasts distract others from seeing them as they truly are—with talents, personality, and other assets as opposed to “that woman with very large breasts.” Consequently, breast reduction surgery can improve their professional image so their colleagues are more likely to focus on their creative and intellectual assets.

  7. More Clothing Options

    Large breasts can make certain clothes look great, but it can also limit fashion choices. The ability to choose clothing based on personal style rather than to accommodate breast size can positively impact a woman’s confidence and self-expression.

Customizing Breast Reduction to Meet Your Personal Needs

Breast reduction surgery is highly customizable, allowing you to achieve your desired breast size while maintaining a natural and proportionate appearance.

This personalization ensures that your final results align with your individual aesthetic goals to create a balanced and harmonious silhouette.

Breast Reduction Benefits in a Nutshell

Breast reduction surgery offers a profound and holistic transformation that may positively influence various aspects of your life. From alleviating physical discomfort to boosting psychological wellness, breast reduction can empower you to reclaim control over your body for an increased feeling of confidence and freedom.

The transformative potential of breast reduction can help you experience an improvement in the quality of your life that ripples through physical, emotional, and social dimensions.

Breast Reduction in Phoenix, AZ

For many women, the journey toward self-confidence and well-being involves embracing their bodies. Breast reduction surgery is a transformative option, offering more than just a change in physical appearance—it can be a gateway to enhanced overall well-being.

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is extensively experienced in performing breast surgeries to meet the needs of his diverse patient population.

Contact our office in North Scottsdale, Arizona either by calling us at (480) 451-3000 or by email to schedule your breast reduction consultation.