Non-cosmetic Reasons to Consider a Breast Reduction

If you decide to undergo breast surgery, this means you’ve chosen to change the size of your breasts. You can change your breast size to enhance your appearance, but often, women who get breast reduction surgery also choose the procedure for medical, non-cosmetic reasons.

If you’re a woman experiencing physical problems directly as a result of your large breasts, getting breast reduction surgery can greatly enhance your quality of life. 

Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reduction specialist at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, shares some of the non-cosmetic reasons you might want to get breast reduction surgery.

About breast reduction surgery

A breast reduction is a surgery that makes your breasts smaller. Dr. Fodero performs breast reduction surgery on women as well as men who dislike the large size of their breasts.

Women who have extremely large breasts for their frame size can suffer from physical problems, embarrassment, and even have difficulty finding clothing that fits. Men with breast tissue development can find it makes them self-conscious about their appearance.

During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Fodero makes your breasts a smaller size, symmetrical in appearance, and gets rid of any sagging. If you’re male, he creates a flat-chested, masculine appearance.

Medical reasons to consider breast surgery

Getting breast reduction surgery makes your breasts look great, but there are also non-cosmetic reasons to get the procedure. These include:

Pain from your breast size

Having large breasts can cause pain throughout your body, most notably in your neck, back, and shoulders. Neck and shoulder pain from your breasts can also lead to headaches.

In severe cases, the strain on your body from larger breasts can even cause numbness and tingling from your extremities or degenerative arthritis in your neck. You might also experience pain in the breast tissue itself.

Skin irritations and rashes from your breasts

When your breasts are bigger, the skin on the underside of your breasts can be chronically irritated. This means you might develop unpleasant rashes and even skin infections.

You might also have constant deep, red irritated marks on your shoulders and upper back in the area where your bra strap sits.

Trouble sleeping

Having very large breasts can make it harder to find a comfortable sleeping position and get a good night’s sleep. You could even experience shortness of breath when lying on your back from the size of your breasts.

Difficulty being active

Large breasts can often limit your ability to exercise, move around, and live a generally active lifestyle. Being less active can make it harder to maintain a healthy weight and strong, healthy bones.

Improve your physical and mental health with breast reduction surgery

Breast reduction surgery not only relieves your physical symptoms, it can also greatly improve your confidence and personal self-image. Under Dr. Fodero’s skill and expertise, breast reduction surgery is an uncomplicated procedure with an easy recovery that comes with numerous benefits.

If you’re interested in female or male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Fodero and his team are available for consultations in person or over Klara telehealth. Request your appointment online or over the phone today. 

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