Breast Reduction

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight–from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.

Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. Unusually large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.

If you’re considering breast reduction, Dr. Klink can give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort. In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed. Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. You’ll be rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will look better proportioned, and clothes will fit you better.

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