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Many women who develop naturally large breasts are forced to deal with the adverse physical and emotional side effects. While some women choose to enhance the size of their breasts to improve their confidence, others decide to reduce their size for the same reason. Overly large breasts often bring unwanted attention like staring, ridiculing, and joking, and all of these can have lasting negative effects on a woman’s self-esteem and body image. Also, large, heavy breasts lead to physical discomforts such as back, shoulder, neck, and chest pain. Breast reduction surgery removes excess skin, glandular tissue, and fatty tissue to reduce the size of overly large breasts and enhance a woman’s emotional and physical comfort.

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Do Your Breasts Lead to Embarrassment?

Most women develop their naturally large breasts during adolescence. Unfortunately, as this can be an awkward stage, many young women are forced to deal with unwanted attention in school and social situations. This embarrassment can affect the way in which a young woman presents and carries herself. Often, women tend to hunch their shoulders to minimize the appearance of their breasts. This act commonly reflects emotional insecurity to others while placing unneeded pressure on the spine.

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain?

The excess weight of large breasts causes many women to shift their posture and the way that they carry themselves. When doing this, the pressure of the extra weight is placed directly on the muscles of your back and neck. Over time, this can lead to chronic, and even debilitating, pain. Most women with overly large breasts find many physical activities, like sports, too difficult or painful to participate in, and are often forced to sit on the sidelines. Other women experience discomfort from the constant pressure of bra straps on their shoulders. Many women with larger breasts have permanent grooves that are caused by the weight of the breasts.

Are You Physically Healthy?

If you suffer from the emotional and physical effects of larger breasts, you are likely a candidate for breast reduction. Patients considering this procedure should be at least 18 years old, have fully developed breasts, be in good physical health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations of their results.

Is Reduction the Right Procedure for You?

Some women think that they need a breast reduction when in truth, their insecurities are better rectified with a breast lift. Sagging breasts commonly give off the appearance of vacant space in the upper part of the breast. A breast lift doesn’t remove excess tissue, it removes excess skin.  When the skin is removed the remaining tissues usually make the breasts look a bit larger because it is gathered back up on the chest and is more compact.


For more information about breast reduction or breast lift surgery, contact Dr. Hiatt today to set up a consultation. Call us at (480) 844-1410 or fill out our online contact form.