Reduce a Big Bust!

            When it comes to breast size, bigger isn’t always better.  Some women with sizable breasts not only experience an unsatisfied body image but they may also be in physical pain or discomfort.  Did you know that celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Connelly and Kelly Osbourne have all undergone surgery in order to reduce the size of their breasts?


            The excess weight of large breasts usually result in discomfort that hinder a woman’s ability to have an active life.  The ideal solution to aid someone with these conditions is a breast reduction.  The procedure removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to attain an optimal breast size that is proportionate to the woman’s body.  Typically, the results from a breast reduction will not only adjust the functionality of large breasts but will also create a smaller breast size that will increase a woman’s self confidence. 
            Related discomfort due to large breasts can include back, neck and shoulder pain, shoulder discomfort and indentation from bra straps.  Some women experience restricted physical activity due to breast size and associated discomfort, skin irritation beneath the breast crease, and an enlarged areola.  Due to all of the discomfort that large breasts cause, a breast reduction is usually considered a reconstructive procedure and often times health insurance covers the cost when it is performed to reduce medical symptoms. 
            Patients of any age are able to have a breast reduction but in order to have optimal results, it is best to have the procedure when the breasts are completely developed.  Since a notable amount of breast tissue is removed during the procedure, having a breast reduction could possibly hinder the ability to breast-feed.  The ideal candidates for a breast reduction are women of reasonably normal, stable weight whose breast development is complete.
            If you are considering having a breast reduction, the next step is to have a consultation in order to discuss your options and the likely outcomes from the procedure.  Call the Shaw Center at (480)767-1900 to schedule a consultation!