When to Consider Breast Reduction

When to Consider Breast Reduction

It is a common misconception that “bigger is better” when it comes to breast size. However, not all women feel this way. One recent example is that of ABC’s “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter. The 17-year-old actress made headlines earlier this year when she revealed she underwent breast surgery to reduce her F-cup sized breasts. The actress told Glamour magazine, “The feeling of not having so much there was such a relief! … You just feel so relieved and excited. You feel like a new person.”

If you are unhappy with your large breasts, here are a few reasons why breast reduction surgery may be appropriate.

You Experience Constant Physical Discomfort

Do you often experience neck and back pain due to the weight and size of your breasts? Women with large, pendulous breasts tend to experience backaches and neck pain because of the extra weight and stress put on the body. Bra straps may also dig into the shoulders because they are burdened by the weight of the breasts.

Some women may experience irritation or infection as a result of their overly large breasts. Large breasts make it harder for sweat underneath the breast crease to evaporate, causing bacteria to build up. Exercise can be difficult and even painful due to repeated bouncing. Over time, heavier breasts also tend to begin to droop more than smaller sized breasts, creating a saggy, undesirable appearance. Breast reduction surgery not only resizes the breasts to a more flattering size but can also reshape and reposition them for a more attractive and youthful appearance.

You Are Self-Conscious About the Size of Your Breasts

Does your large breast size cause you to feel embarrassed or even ashamed of your body? If so, you’re not alone. Many breast reduction patients cite emotional and psychological pain as a reason for surgery. Large breasts can cause unwanted attention or even teasing from others. As a result, some women may become socially withdrawn. Other women feel frustrated because they feel their overly large breasts are disproportionate to the rest of their body. Shopping for clothes may be unenjoyable because finding flattering styles is often difficult. With breast reduction surgery, the shape and appearance of the breasts improve drastically, while women’s confidence also skyrockets.

Contact Dr. Margoles Today

If your large breasts cause you physical pain or affect your self-confidence, it may be time to consider breast reduction. Ideal breast reduction candidates should be in good physical health, not smoke and have realistic expectations. To learn more about your breast reduction options, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles. Schedule your personal appointment today by calling (203) 869-2939.

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