When You Should Think About Getting a Breast Reduction
Have you ever looked at a photo of a celebrity with large breast implants and wondered, “What was she thinking?” Unlike the celebrity, you’re intimately familiar with the downsides of large breasts, including unwanted attention in social or business situations.
If your breasts cause you significant pain or interfere with your life, it may be time to think about breast reduction surgery. Bloomington and Carmel, IN, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Siwy shares a few reasons you may want to consider the surgery and explains how it’s performed.
When is breast reduction surgery recommended?
Surgery may be a good idea if you experience:
- Difficulty Breathing: Excess weight on your chest can make breathing more difficult, particularly if you attempt to sleep on your back.
- Skeletal Deformities: Continual pressure from heavy breasts may affect your bones, causing skeletal deformities, such as an abnormal curvature of the spine.
- Tingling and Numbness: When your breasts or bra straps press on nerves, tingling and numbness can occur in your arms and hands.
- Indentations: Bra straps cause painful, deep indentations that can become raw and irritated. Since going bra-free isn’t an option for most women with large breasts, the indentations never heal.
- Rashes: Rashes and skin irritations may occur on and under your breasts.
- Back and Neck Pain: The weight of your breasts can stress your back and neck muscles, causing constant pain.
- Exercise Difficulties: It’s not easy to perform exercises, particularly cardio when your breasts get in the way.
- Unwanted Attention: Would you like to be remembered for something other than your bra size? Rude comments and discussions about your chest will no longer occur after surgery.
- Trouble Buying Clothing: It’s hard to find clothing that fits when you’re not a B or C cup. You must either buy bigger sizes than you really need to accommodate your bust or resign yourself to the fact that every shirt you wear will reveal cleavage.
How is breast reduction surgery performed?
The surgical process starts with a visit to our Bloomington or Carmel offices. If you’re a good candidate, surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, glandular tissue, fat, and skin will be removed. In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be performed in conjunction with a breast lift.
Interested in finding out if breast reduction surgery is a good choice for you? Call Bloomington and Carmel, IN, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Siwy at (317) 876-7777 to schedule an appointment.