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What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?

While increasing the size and volume of breasts with breast implants is very common, reducing the size of breasts is also necessary for some patients. Larger breasts with more volume can often cause people discomfort physically but also in their personal or professional lives. When this is the case, breast reduction surgery is the most common solution.  Removing some of the weight of the breast from excess tissue can provide relief from physical strain as well as improve confidence. 

Improvement in physical comfort

Women with very large breasts often face physical pain or discomfort. When breasts have a lot of volume, they can be very heavy. This causes strain on the neck, shoulders, and back. This pain can be exhausting and can affect everyday activities.

In addition to strain from the weight of the breasts, many women find that they are frequently affected by rashes below or underneath the breasts as well as severe discomfort caused by bra straps causing grooving in the shoulders.

The most important benefit of breast reduction surgery is that it will alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by these issues. The breasts will no longer have the volume they previously had and therefore won’t be as heavy.

Improved Self-Esteem

Another issue commonly reported by women with very large breast is that they lack confidence. The size of their breasts and the issues that come along with that, make it hard for them to feel comfortable in their own skin. Joining in physical activities, exercising, and shopping for clothes that fit well can be very uncomfortable. These issues often lead to other more serious issues like depression.

Finding bras and shirts that fit the chest area often leave too much loose fabric to be flattering to any other part of the body. This makes it hard for many women to feel good about the way they look.

Not joining in on physical activities with family and friends can feel isolating and not feeling comfortable while exercising can lead to serious health problems as well as a depletion of endorphins, thus furthering the threat of depression.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?


It is important to know that breast reduction surgery may not be right for every patient. It is a surgical procedure, done under general anesthesia. That means that you will be asleep during the procedure and will have dressed incisions when you wake up. There is downtime associated with this procedure. We recommend taking a few weeks off from your regular schedule to heal and adjust. Breast reduction surgery may be right for you if any of the following are beginning to affect your day-to-day life-

  •   You struggle with low self-esteem because of issues caused by large breast
  • Your confidence is affected by having larger or heavier breasts than you would like to have
  • The weight and volume of your breasts is causing neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • You suffer from pain caused by bra straps or irritation from rashes under your breasts
  •  You find it difficult to feel comfortable in your skin because your large breast makes it hard to find comfortably fitting clothing

If you feel like you would be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, it is important to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa today. Dr. Buchanan is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with many years of experience. At VIVIFY Plastic Surgery in Tampa, you will receive a specialized care plan customized to meet all your needs. To learn more, call our office today! 1-833-284-8439


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