A mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure where tissue is removed from the breasts. This is often done to reduce the size of the breasts or correct asymmetry issues. However, it can be difficult to know if breast reduction surgery is right for you. Let’s explore some common signs that suggest you may need breast reduction surgery.
Breasts normally develop in a way where both breasts are roughly the same shape or size. However, breast development can change and affect one breast differently than the other. This can lead to one breast being misshapen or larger than the other. While asymmetrical breasts are unlikely to cause any medical concern, they can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with. Clothes and bras become extremely difficult to size correctly and even harder to wear. Breast reduction surgery can shape and resize the breast that is too large so that it matches and brings balance to the other breast.
Bra Strap Lines
It is common for bras to cause lines on the skin after extended use. However, heavier breasts cause excess pressure to be applied to the bra. This pressure is directly transferred to the bra straps. The bra straps will naturally dig into the skin over time from the pressure. This can lead to skin irritation, painful bra strap lines, and discomfort while wearing the bra. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate this issue by removing tissue from the breasts and reducing their weight.
Back or Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are some of the most common signs that you may need breast reduction surgery. Large breasts weigh down the chest, and that pressure is often directed toward your back and neck muscles. Extended periods of standing, walking, or even sitting straight up can put a strain on your muscles when you have large breasts.
You deserve to be comfortable and confident in your body. That’s why Dr. Regina Rosenthal provides breast reduction surgery to her patients. Dr. Rosenthal understands that you may still be unsure if breast reduction surgery is right for you. That’s why she provides a comprehensive consultation before any surgical procedure. If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, then contact Dr. Rosenthal’s office at 408-559-4700 today.