Back pain is often an uncomfortable side effect of disproportionately large breasts, keeping women from participating in some activities and directly impacting their quality of life overall. The good news is breast reduction surgery offers more than just cosmetic benefits. The procedure can also relieve back and neck strain, as well as other physical symptoms that often accompany oversized breasts. Is it time for you to consider breast reduction surgery? Learn more from our Westchester, Long Island, and NYC practice.
3 Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery
Now may be the right time for breast reduction surgery if you are experiencing any or all of the following:
Embarrassment Over Your Appearance
Women with disproportionately large breasts often face significant embarrassment and loss of self-confidence as a result of their body contour. These women may avoid certain types of clothing or participating in some activities because of the size of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery can help these women achieve a more attractive body contour, regain their self-confidence and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Large, heavy breasts can lead to skin irritation underneath the breast crease, due to skin rubbing together. This irritation can become quite painful, even leading to infections that are difficult to treat. At the same time, bra straps can create skin grooves on the shoulders that can become red and sore. These symptoms may indicate it is time for surgical treatment to avoid further skin problems.
Back and Neck Pain
Pain in the shoulders, neck and back is another nagging symptom of excessively large breasts. The strain on the body can be immense, leading to chronic discomfort that impacts every aspect of your life. Some women even develop frequent, persistent headaches as a result of the strain on the back and neck.
About Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr. Newman at Newman Plastic Surgery & Laser Center performs breast reduction surgery under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incisions are usually made around the areola, down the lower half of the breast and across the breast crease. The incisions are used to remove excess skin and tissue, creating a more proportionate, attractive breast contour. The nipple and areola may also be repositioned to create a more natural look to the breast overall.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
The benefits of breast reduction surgery can be seen and felt right away, even though it could take a number of months for the breasts to heal and settle into their new contours. You may experience almost instant relief in back and neck strain, while you no longer have to grapple with uncomfortable bras and skin rashes. The emotional benefits of breast reduction also appear immediately following surgery, as you will enjoy more confidence in your new look.
Breast reduction surgery is a common procedure that provides both cosmetic and medical benefits for patients. If your large breasts have been causing physical symptoms, you may even be able to qualify for insurance coverage for at least a portion of your procedure. To learn more about your options in breast reduction surgery, or find out if surgery is the right choice for you, contact Newman Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 800-873-9614 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Newman today.