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breast reductionPeople have a lot of questions about breast reduction. One woman who recently had the procedure decided to provide some answers for Bustle in a recent article titled “I Had A Breast Reduction And Here Are 8 Questions People Always Ask Me — And Very Honest Answers.”

Brianna Wiest of Bustle writes, “I did it out of medical necessity. But you know what? I didn’t need that reason. I could have done it because I had huge breasts and, shockingly enough, I care more about my personal comfort than living up to a social ideal. I also did it because I was generally miserable with my chest size. I had shoulder and neck pain almost constantly, took Tylenol most days, couldn’t wear a lot of clothes, and felt generally so out of proportion that I was uncomfortable with myself. As for the whole ‘But you didn’t look that big!’ thing, I think that’s meant to be a compliment (?), but it’s not, because all I hear is: ‘You didn’t appear to need to do it. Your appearance wasn’t bothering me, so why did you?’”

The Northwest Herald details some of the health benefits of breast reduction in a recent article titled “Breast Reduction Provides Numerous Health Benefits.” Denise Freese of the Northwest Herald writes, “Large breasts contribute to physical symptoms such as back, shoulder, and neck pain, along with shoulder indentations from bra straps, skin irritation, and poor posture.  They can also exacerbate asthma symptoms.  Physical activity can be cumbersome and difficult, even painful; this keeps many women from exercising, which would result in weight loss and a natural reduction in breast size. Although considered a cosmetic procedure, breast reduction surgery can provide the patient with health benefits.  Physical pain should disappear, along with skin problems and shoulder indentations.  Patients will be able to participate in sports and other activities, allowing them to get and stay healthier.  They will be able to find clothing that fits well.  Confidence and self-esteem will be improved, along with an overall quality of life.”

Considering breast reduction surgery? Go with a surgeon you can trust in Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

With breast reduction surgery, you will get your desired results and be able to remove the sutures from the breasts after a week or two. Generally, patients are able to return to work and do light activities after about a week. In some cases, prescription pain medications may make patients more comfortable during the first week of recovery.

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, contact us for a consultation.