Breast Reduction

How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Reduction?

Get answers to your questions about breast reduction and determine if it's the right choice for you.

So, who's a good candidate for a breast reduction procedure?

The answer might surprise you—a breast reduction candidate is anyone in good health who wants higher and smaller breasts. 

Whether you're 18 or 80, if you want your breasts lifted and smaller, a breast reduction could be the answer.

A Lasting Solution

If it seems like you’ve tried everything to change the shape and size of your breasts without success, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction. 

Weight loss or gain doesn’t always have the desired effect, and that's when surgical intervention may be considered as an option.

Breast reduction by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Roughton of Amelia Raleigh
Breast reduction by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Roughton of Amelia Raleigh

Do I have to be a certain age to get a breast reduction?

Breast size can cause various discomforts and difficulty finding clothes, and luckily, a breast reduction isn’t age-restricted. 

From back and shoulder pain to bra straps digging into your shoulders, the physical strain of large breasts affects women across different age groups. 

Breast reduction surgery can provide relief, making it a good option for those uncomfortable with their breast size, regardless of age—because bigger isn’t always better.

Want to hear real experiences from other women who’ve had a breast reduction? Join the Bustmob Community, a safe, online space for women to connect and learn about plastic surgery.

Relief from Pain

Back pain, especially in the upper back, is a common complaint among those with large, heavy breasts. 

By removing breast tissue and excess skin, a breast reduction can significantly alleviate this pain. 

Which means women not only feel more confident in the way they look, they’re also more comfortable in their day-to-day lives.

Improved Posture and Confidence

Posture matters and large breasts can affect it. After a breast reduction, many women report a positive change in their posture. 

No longer trying to minimize their chest, they feel confident that their upper body now harmonizes with the rest of their physique.

Clothes That Fit

One of the perks of breast reduction is the ability to find clothes that fit comfortably. 

We hear over and over in the Bustmob Community women are thrilled to make frustrating hours spent in fitting rooms a thing of the past.

For so many women, the positive impact on their physical comfort and self-esteem is well worth it.

Breastfeeding Considerations

If breastfeeding is important to you, be sure to ask your surgeon about the potential impacts on future breastfeeding. 

While it’s a small risk, there is still a risk that the surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. 

But luckily, many young women undergo the procedure, are thrilled with the results, and later go on to successfully breastfeed. 

To learn more about breast reduction risks download the free Bustmob Academy app to stream the ‘Risks’ video series. 

A Happier, More Comfortable You

If you find yourself uncomfortable with the size of your breasts, are experiencing back pain, or struggling with clothes that don't fit well, a breast reduction might be the right choice for you. 

Before diving into surgery, it's so important to do your research before you schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. 

Knowing the basics before your consultation, allows more time to discuss your medical history, eligibility, and expectations with your surgeon. 

Good news! We’ve made researching breast reductions easy.

Elevate your breast reduction knowledge with the free Bustmob Academy app.

Jenny Eden, Bustmob's founder, and Gretta Nance, the lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics, guide you through all of the most common questions about breast reduction in short, binge-able videos. 

Explore key topics, including common myths surrounding breast reduction, recovery insights, costs, and potential risks in the comprehensive Breast Reduction series—available in the free Bustmob Academy app.

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