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Common Reasons to Undergo Breast Reduction Surgery

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


While millions of women each year dream of having larger breasts — and often turn to cosmetic surgery to get them — there are many women who are struggling with the unwanted side effects of breasts that are already too large. For these women, breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure that offers the opportunity to reduce discomfort, boost self-esteem, and more. At Morales Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales understands that every woman's aesthetic preferences and body type are unique and is dedicated to addressing each person as an individual when it comes to curating a surgical plan that can best help them achieve their goals.

For women who feel that their breasts are too large or are experiencing the frustrating physical and emotional side effects of heavy, overly large breasts, Dr. Morales may recommend breast reduction surgery. Here, we'll review some of the most common reasons for breast reduction — some of which may sound familiar to you.

What happens during a breast reduction?

To better understand if you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery, you'll need to first know what the procedure is designed to do and how it is carried out. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery aims to remove some amount of natural breast tissue to reduce the overall volume of the breasts. In many (or even most) cases, breast reduction surgery also involves the excision of excess skin and the reduction and/or repositioning of the nipples to ensure the newly smaller breasts have a proportionate and natural-looking appearance.

Why would someone get a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is performed for a variety of reasons, with the decision to undergo surgery ultimately being one based on personal preference. However, there are many common physical and even psychological issues that often lead patients to consider breast reduction surgery in Houston, TX. Among the most popular problems that can be dramatically improved or even corrected with breast reduction surgery are:

  • Overly large breasts
  • Heavy breasts
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Poor posture
  • Skin irritation
  • Rash in the breast crease
  • Discomfort while running, jumping, and exercising
  • Inability to find clothing that is comfortable or fits well
  • Disproportionate figure (top-heavy figure)
  • Self-conscious about size of breasts

Will my breasts get bigger again after a breast reduction?

The breast tissue removed during a breast reduction should not return, and many of the other enhancements made — like the excision of loose skin and raising of the breast mound and nipple — can be long-lasting. Still, patients should keep in mind that subtle changes can occur over time, primarily due to the aging process and/or lifestyle changes. Weight gain, in particular, can significantly impact the results of breast reduction by causing fat cells in and around the breast area to become enlarged. For the longest-lasting breast reduction results possible, patients should adhere to a healthy, consistent lifestyle.

Are large or heavy breasts wreaking havoc on your life? Consider breast reduction surgery in Houston, TX

Whether you are in physical pain because of the size and weight of your breasts or have daily anxiety and self-esteem issues associated with large breast size, a breast reduction could be life-changing. Join the many women who are enjoying improved mobility, boosted self-esteem, and the ability to wear the clothing they love more comfortably than ever by calling Morales Plastic Surgery to schedule your Houston, TX breast reduction consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.