When to Think About Having Breast Reduction
Posted on June 6, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Breast Reduction
Around a month ago, a woman in her 30s visited us here at our San Diego plastic surgery practice asking if there’s a procedure that can help her deal with the discomfort of her overly large breasts. “I was just wondering if there’s such as thing,” was one of her initial statements.
By and large, the woman in question have been having difficulties finding a supportive nursing bra when she was breastfeeding 2 years ago. Moreover, she have been experiencing chronic back pain, headaches, and chafing underneath her breasts due to ill-fitting bras. “I’ve always wanted to join my husband in his weekend long runs but I’m just bothered with how most people will see me “bounce” my way to running.
After a couple of succeeding personal consultations, a personalized breast reduction was then formulated for the woman to enjoy her new figure and consequently, have more freedom to enjoy life!
More Than Just the Physical Weight
Breast reduction in women is also referred to as reduction mammoplasty. Although breast augmentation is becoming increasingly popular for the past few years, we have also noticed here at our practice that more women are now more open about their plastic surgery options when it comes to excessively large breasts.
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Chacon and the rest of his team understands that there’s more to the physical weight of overly large breasts for women who seek breast reduction. The discomfort and emotional roller coaster that a woman has to go through is also an important aspect to consider during assessment and evaluation.
Generally, most women wanting breast reduction have the following complaints:
- Persistent pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Deep grooves in the shoulder where bra straps tend to dig in
- Chronic rashes resulting from large breasts trapping heat and moisture
- Difficulties exercising and performing daily activities
- Some women report having headaches similar to migraine
- Difficulties in finding well-fitting undergarments
- Numbness in the arms, hands, and fingers due to some nerve pathways being compressed by extremely large breasts
Although majority of the aforementioned concerns can be remedied (heat packs and massage for pain/discomfort), a breast reduction procedure treats the exact source of the symptoms.
Your Personalized Breast Reduction Plan at Divino Plastic Surgery
Let us help you come up with a personalized breast reduction plan! Get in touch with us by calling 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to your visit!