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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of getting a breast reduction?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Reduced symptoms: Large breasts get in the way and may cause discomfort. Lower neck, upper back, shoulder and breast pain are often significantly reduced or eliminated with breast reduction. Shoulder rutting from bra straps and under breast rashes are also eliminated. Breast reduction surgery reduces the risk of breast cancer. Clothes fit better, exercise is easier and women feel better about themselves.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many.: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Benefits include potential reduction of neck, back, shoulder discomfort, improvement in posture, reducing bra strap grooving, improving rashes/skin breakdown, improvement in the ability to exercise and performance of activities of daily living. Of course, potential risk/complications should also be considered.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Multiple benefits: 1. Smaller, lighter, uplifted breasts. 2.. Better posture 3. Less shoulder strap grooving 4.. Easier to exercise. 5. Easier to buy clothes that fit. 6. Often less back & neck pain. 7. Less self-conscious about appearance.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Most typically...: Breast reduction eases back/neck/shoulder pain, can relieve breast pain, and can improve body image issues by making clothes fit better and making exercise easier. Most breast reduction patients are extremely happy and wish they'd have done it sooner. It is, in many cases, considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is getting a breast reduction like?

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics 57 years experience
A relief: I the patient who has large , heavy breasts that are causing symptoms, breast reduction will offer relief if your complaints are related to the breasts. This is not a "cosmetic procedure" and has substantial scarring.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are benefits of breast reduction?

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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast Reduction: The benefits of breast reduction include an improvement in back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and rashes from moisture between the hanging breast and upper abdomen. Most women find exercise much more comfortable and enjoy not having to shop for customized bras.
A 40-year-old member asked:

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Breast reduction is most often done for the symptoms caused by the weight of large breasts: neck and upper back pain, grooving of the shoulders from bra straps, and repeated skin irritation in the folds under the breasts. I have done reductions on 15 year-olds with severe neck and back pain...This is rare but it does occur.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When should you get a breast reduction?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Breast Reduction: Breast reduction can be considered for quality of life as well as for cosmetic reasons. Quality of life indications include chronic back or shoulder pain. Sometimes this is covered by insurance. A cosmetic indication may simply be the desire to have breast volume that is more proportional to your body size.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What to do if i want to get breast reduction?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Consult with a: Breast surgeon, general surgeon or a plastic surgeon.

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