Breast reduction is procedure intended to decrease breast volume in order for it to be balanced with the rest of the patient’s body. This procedure can be requested for several reasons. Overly large breasts can cause psychological complexes, but also functional issues. Breast reduction surgery alleviates these issues and improves the overall appearance of the breast.
Breast reduction can significantly improve quality of life
Hypertrophied breasts often cause chronic neck and back pain. This pain can become very hard to bear over time and affect the whole posture. Without treatment, complications in the spine can be more severe. Additionally, breasts can sag under the effect of their heavy weight, which is referred to as breast ptosis. Breast ptosis result in an unsightly appearance of the breasts as well as, in certain cases, irritation and intertrigo under the breasts caused by maceration.
Difficulties with daily activities
Overly large breasts often have a negative impact on daily life. Patients have a hard time finding clothes and underwear that fits. Also, exercising can be difficult or even cause pain in certain instances.
Psychological and physical discomfort
Overly large breasts are often a source of physical and psychological discomfort. Patients concerned with this issue do not feel like wearing clothes they really like. In case of obesity, breast hypertrophy worsens back pain and the consequences of breast weight on posture. In contrast, overly large breasts in skinny patients create a highly noticeable disproportion, which contributes to disharmony of the body on an aesthetic level. This has strong repercussions on social and intimate life, it also affects confidence. Breast reduction can improve quality of life by restoring a balanced breast volume.
How old do I have to be to undergo breast reduction ?
Breast reduction can be performed at the end of puberty, which is when breast growth ends (usually at the age of 18). In any case, a clinical examination can assess the need a feasibility of the procedure.