Breast Reduction Overview
A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the breasts, allowing them to be reduced. Patients who see the best results have fully-developed breasts and are no longer breastfeeding or pregnant.
Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction
There are several signs that you may be a good candidate for breast reduction:
Many patients seeking breast reduction have chronic pain. When breasts are too heavy, they can put excessive pressure on other tissues in the body, particularly the upper back and neck. Over time, this can cause damage and generate long-term pain conditions.
Breasts themselves can also become painful if they become unmanageably large. Some patients, for instance, can experience friction burns or a sensation of excessive fullness and pressure in the breast tissue. So reducing them can help alleviate multiple sources of pain.
Even if you have no pain in your breasts, their large size may still adversely affect you. Breasts that sag, hang or look “pendulous” could lead to lower levels of self-confidence.