Macromastia, or large breasts, is a common condition treated by plastic surgeons. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 110,000 breast reduction surgeries performed in the United States in 2012, with over 68,000 being covered by health insurance.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the problems associated with overly large breasts. This procedure has been shown in studies to improve problems such as back pain, neck problems, poor posture, skin infections and rashes under the breasts, painful bra strap grooves, and the inability to perform aerobic exercises.
Carrying a lot of weight up front can lead to aches and pains all over the body and is surprisingly restrictive. Large breasts often move lower on the chest and sag with time. The breasts are always lifted during a breast reduction.
Those with a large bust often find that their neck, shoulders, and back become extremely sore and this can affect their day-to-day life. Breast reduction surgery gets rid of a lot of that heaviness and takes the strain off of the tired muscles. It allows people to move around easier and helps them to be able to exercise and become more fit. Running, exercising, and even walking can be challenging with a large chest, so breast reduction surgery can be very liberating.
If you are interested in a breast reduction in Connecticut, or just want to learn more about the procedure, schedule a consultation with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Jandali today. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!