When Too Much of the Good Thing Can Turn Into a Nightmare

Breast augmentation with implants is consistently one of the top surgical cosmetic procedures over the years. However, Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Lavey has noticed that not all women who visit his practice are actually keen on the notion that bigger is better when it comes to their breasts. In fact, there are women who seek Dr. Lavey’s expertise in breast reduction. When exactly is a breast reduction necessary? Read on below to find out!

Overly Large Breasts, Anyone?

Although one will most likely notice that large breasts are now the norm, there’s another group of women on the other half of the story — the ones who are actually not happy with the appearance of their overly large breasts in proportion to their body frame. By and large, problems arising from having overly large breasts can be both physical and psychological in nature which include the following:

  • chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • skin irritation, chafing or inflammation underneath the breast folds
  • soreness and grooves in the skin as a result of bra straps digging into the skin
  • limitations and/or discomfort during exercise/physical activities
  • limited mobility
  • emotional discomfort and increased self-consciousness due to unwanted attention
  • reduced self-esteem
  • difficulties in find well-fitting clothes and undergarments

The Best Candidates for Breast Reduction

Here at our Bay Area cosmetic surgery practice, a breast reduction procedure is often performed as a means of seeking physical relief. The best candidates for this type of surgery includes women whose breasts have fully developed, have realistic expectations of the procedure, and who does not intend to breastfeed anymore.

Planning for Your Breast Reduction Surgery

During your first consultation with Dr. Lavey, it is important to be frank with Dr. Lavey concerning your expectations and preferences. A thorough physical assessment will be done and certain variables will be taken into consideration such as your age, health status, and the size and shape of your breasts.

To figure out whether or not you can choose to have breast reduction, call us at 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!


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