The term “large breasts” is broad, and can mean something different for every woman. For some women, large breasts can cause physical problems such as back pain, and in certain cases, breast reduction (mammaplasty) may be the best option.
There are many symptoms of large breasts that may indicate a reduction would be beneficial.
For women with large breasts who experience back pain or women whose breasts make daily activities difficult or impossible, breast reduction may be the right option. Our breast surgeons at the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence in Los Angeles specialize in the most advanced reduction techniques. If you would like to learn more breast reduction in Los Angeles, please contact our outpatient surgery center.
Signs and Symptoms of Large Breasts
While not all women with large breasts need a reduction, women who experience the following symptoms may want to consider the procedure:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness in the hands and fingers
- Difficulty engaging in aerobic exercise
- Shortness of breath
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms in addition to having large breasts, reduction may be the right option for you.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Women with large breasts may benefit from small life changes like better ergonomics, physical therapy, and pain medication. But in some cases, these treatment methods are not effective, and breast reduction may be the most logical choice.
The procedure involves the removal of tissue and fat cells inside each breast, and the cutting away of the resulting excess skin. In some cases, the patient may desire a breast reduction and lift, and this typically can be done as a single procedure.
Reduction surgery is relatively quick, and can often be done on an outpatient basis, where patients go home the same day as their surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should have a breast reduction?
A: Women who are unhappy with their large breasts and women who suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain as a result of their large breasts may want to consider reduction surgery. If you would like to consult with a breast specialist to determine if breast reduction is the right option for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our Los Angeles outpatient center.
Q: What are the benefits of breast reduction?
A: In addition to the aesthetic benefits of breast reduction, the procedure also treats the pain associated with large breasts. Most women find that they are able to participate in aerobic activities that were previously difficult or impossible because of their large breasts.
Q: How long is the recovery from breast reduction surgery?
A: While recovery from breast reduction surgery differs from patient to patient, many women recover within just a few weeks.
Q: Will there be a large scar from my reduction?
A: No. Our breast surgeons use advanced surgical techniques that leave as little scarring as possible. The small scar usually fades over time, and often becomes invisible.
Contact a Los Angeles Breast Specialist
If you suffer from large breasts, you are not alone. Nearly one million American women are affected by large breasts. Fortunately, there is treatment available to you. Speak with one of our board-certified breast surgeons at the Breast Reduction Center of Excellence today to see if reduction is the right option for you.
You can schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles outpatient surgery center by calling (888) 391-5720 or by filling out our online contact form.
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