Breast augmentation, including reduction, is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States and shows no sign of dwindling. Breasts that are too large can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders and back, as well as make exercise and activity uncomfortable. If you feel your breasts are too large, a breast reduction may be the right solution.

Reasons to Consider a Reduction

Pain is one of the most common reasons women seek breast reductions. The weight of the breasts can be uncomfortable and place strain on a woman’s back and neck, while the heavy-duty bras needed with large breasts can transfer pressure to the shoulders and cause pain there as well.

Some large-breasted women also find it impossible to run or take part in sports or exercise classes, even if they wear a sports bra, due to the discomfort.

Other women may not experience physical discomfort, but may instead be suffering from social discomfort due to their large breasts. People may leer, cat-call or make inappropriate comments. Constant, unwelcome flirtation and staring can create an uncomfortable work environment or make a woman nervous being out in public.

Some women may even feel that they are not taken seriously at work due to the size of their bust. If you want people to notice you and your abilities before noticing your cup size, a reduction may be the right choice.

Considering the cost of tailoring or ordering special garments made for a large bust, finances also play a role. Reducing a large bust to a smaller one can make seamstress fees and fitting costs a thing of the past.

The Process of Breast Reduction

The surgical technique our surgeon chooses depends on the size, shape and location of your breasts on the chest wall. Breast reduction is done while the patient is under anesthesia. This means you will be asleep and not feel a thing during the procedure. Our surgeon will remove excess tissue and possibly place your nipples in a higher orientation.

Recovering from a Breast Reduction

The expected recovery time for a breast reduction is four to six weeks. As you heal, you’ll be able to go back to your normal routines at your own pace. Most women are back at work by six weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re not happy with your bust and believe your breasts are too large, a breast reduction procedure may be right for you. Located in Hanover, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland proudly offers breast reduction procedures as a way for patients to gain a newfound self-confidence.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We will be delighted to offer you options and help you finally get the bust line you want.