Large, pendulous breasts may cause a woman to experience various medical problems caused by the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations and breathing difficulties are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Many women are very self-conscious of their large breasts. Clothing options are limited and exercise is difficult and/or painful.
Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular breast tissue, and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter, uplifted, and firmer breasts that have a better shape and in proportion to rest of the body. There are many different techniques for reducing the size of the breast. The technique used will depend on the pre-existing size of your breast. All techniques involve decreasing volume, reshaping, and uplifting the breast. Every effort will be made to minimize scars. Dr. Sternschein will discuss with you the pros and cons of the different methods for reduction of your breast size. He will recommend the best technique for you.
Women who have breast reduction surgery often refer to it as a "liberating experience". Activity and exercise will be easier. Your entire body shape will improve and you will have a better proportion and balance. Clothes will fit better and you will have many more options regarding styles. You will look great and feel great.