Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia: Enrique Silberblatt, MD
3505 Brambleton Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 776-1600
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

When Should I Consider Breast Reduction?

neck-painIn many instances, breasts that are overly large for a woman’s frame can be debilitating both physically and mentally. For women experiencing this concern – which is medically referred to as macromastia or gigantomastia – breast reduction surgery may be an effective option. Designed to remove unwanted breast tissue, this procedure can be performed to make the breasts lighter, smaller, and more comfortable. Additionally, the breasts are usually lifted to a higher, more youthful elevation during the operation.

Some of the most common reasons women may consider breast reduction surgery include:

  • Persistent back, neck, and/or shoulder pain
  • Deep indentations on the shoulders and/or back caused by bra strap pressure
  • Irritating and/or painful rashes underneath the breasts
  • Undesired fullness in the armpit and outer chest areas
  • Bad posture caused by the weight of the breasts
  • Overall breast discomfort

In addition to these concerns, many women who have disproportionately large breasts may contemplate a breast reduction for such reasons as trouble finding clothing that fits properly, receiving unwanted attention, and simply being unable to participate in many activities of daily living.

If you can empathize with any of the above concerns, or if you are affected by any additional issues, you may qualify as a good candidate for breast lift surgery. To determine whether or not this procedure would be right for your individual needs/goals, I encourage you to seek the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience in performing this potentially life-changing operation.

Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS

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