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    Is Breast Reduction Right for You?

    Is Breast Reduction Right for You?

    The biggest gripe amongst large breasted women is discomfort and pain. It’s a real issue. It’s simple gravity. When you have a smaller frame with larger breasts, the weight adds pressure to the spinal column. This can result in poor posture and spinal bending and even herniated or slipped discs. The thing about breast reduction is that this procedure is more than just appearance; it’s about skeletal structure.

    Psychologically, having larger breasts can take a toll on a woman’s self-esteem and body image. When you are 14 years old, noticing stares from everyone from kids at school to older men and women, you begin to think there is something wrong with you. When teens go through puberty, their bodies are changing as well as their hormones. It’s a tough time.

    One would think that, as a woman matures and mentally grows into her larger breasts, her self-esteem would increase. But the reality is that the workplace may even add pressure on large breasted women. Some feel their larger breasts are detractors from who they truly are. This may even lead to anxiety or depression.

    If you’re nodding in agreement and are scouring the internet researching more comfortable chairs, pillows, bras and even breast reduction surgery, here’s what to know.

    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST REDUCTION

    1. Identify the symptoms.

    If you have a history of symptoms such as neck, shoulder and back pain, tingling or numbness in hands and fingers, plus rashes and deep irritating marks due to bra straps, even migraine headaches, a breast reduction may bring you much-needed relief.

    1. Track the symptoms.

    It’s important to document your symptoms so you can demonstrate why you are considering a breast reduction. If you have visited with a chiropractor or general practitioner, ask them what they think of breast reduction. Get all the information you can before making a decision.

    1. Consult with a pro.

    Make sure you consult with an expert plastic surgeon who has performed several breast reductions and can clearly explain the procedure. For instance, Dr. Rosso leads in the number of breast reductions and quality of results in the South Bay. When meeting with the plastic surgeon, be very clear about the look you are going for. Factors to consider with your plastic surgeon are your height, weight, and overall body frame.

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A BREAST REDUCTION

    Exercise is your best friend!

    After the procedure, once you are fully healed, you can and should exercise. Many women have always wanted to run, swim, cycle but they refrained from doing so because their breasts were simply too big and uncomfortable. After breast reduction, they are amazed at how much of a zest for fitness they have. One tip: You’ll need to strengthen your shoulders and back before you can exercise to the fullest.

    Expect a new you!

    Friends, family, and colleagues may take notice of your new appearance. So prepare yourself for your new look and be open to accepting compliments. It’s important to remain upbeat, optimistic and excited about this change. A fun thing to do is to create a vision board with the new clothes you’ll buy and the things you look forward to doing in your new body.

    This article on SELF “8 Things Women Should Know About Breast Reduction Surgery—But Don’t” provides some additional insights on this procedure.

    At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, we specialize in breast reduction. Dr. Rosso is the top plastic surgeon in the South Bay for this type of procedure which may also be covered by your insurance plan. Get in touch today at 310-326-3636 to set up a consultation and see how we can help.


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