What Is the Ideal Age to Get A Breast Reduction?

Published on January 22nd, 2020

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The back pain is becoming unbearable, bra shopping is a living nightmare, and exercise means having to wear two bras minimum – you’re over it, and we get it.

Implants might be all the rage for some women, but you know the reality of living with breasts that are just too large for your body. While many women idolize the idea of bigger breasts, you’re crunching over in pain with a damaged posture, tormented by the thought of buying clothes, exercising or even going out. Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a highly effective solution for women suffering emotional or physical issues due to overly large breasts. Better yet, there is no ideal age to undergo breast reduction surgery. Any woman over 16 years old who is struggling to manage large, heavy or disproportionate breasts can be a candidate for this life-changing treatment. And, at Barrett Plastic Surgery in the glorious Beverley Hills, CA, we have just the team to get you started on your journey.

When Pain Limits Your Lifestyle

Whether due to genetics, puberty or pregnancy, large breasts can be debilitating for many women. The resulting strain on the back, neck and shoulders can make even the simplest everyday tasks seem a nuisance. Beyond this discomfort, many women also suffer skin irritation, rashes or chafing due to excessive friction in the folds of the breasts. In severe cases, heavy breasts can compromise your posture and spinal alignment, which can lead to further health complications. Uncomfortable, burdensome breasts can also leave you excluded from social events and activities, causing even more harm to your overall wellbeing.

The breasts are integral to your femininity; they can nourish your newborn and enhance your physique, but they should not diminish your physical capacity, fitness goals or quality of life. A breast reduction is an advanced surgical procedure designed to remove excess tissue and skin from your breast to create a slimmer, more symmetrical and shapely chest contour. Many women – including influencers and celebrities, like Ariel Winter – have experienced transformative benefits to their physical ability after undergoing breast reduction surgery. By liberating your body of this unnecessary weight, a breast reduction can improve your comfort, expand your physical potential and motivate you to participate more in events, activities and everyday life.

“One week out of my breast reduction surgery and I can already feel the load off my shoulders – literally! My posture is better, my neck pain has let up dramatically and I can now join my friends on hikes and beach runs. I only wish I’d done it sooner!” – RealSelf Review from one of Dr. Barrett’s patients

Turn Up Your Self-Esteem

For many women, the physical burdens of disproportionate breasts are nothing compared to the emotional distress. While some women like to flaunt their femininity, others are wearing oversized sweaters and tops two sizes up to disguise their breasts. Having breasts that are too big for your body can eventually affect your state of mind. Whether you’ve caught others staring or you’re self-conscious about how you look in certain clothes, the emotional strain of big breasts can lead to crippling self-consciousness, social withdrawal and low quality of life.

One of the primary benefits of breast reduction surgery is its ability to significantly enhance your self-confidence (we see you, Queen Latifah). With the decrease in your breast size comes a dramatic increase in your confidence. This treatment can make shopping a thrill instead of a trial and can transform social events into pleasant, even enjoyable situations (yes, it’s possible!). A breast reduction can encourage you to embrace a self-assured, optimistic attitude that enriches your lifestyle and restores faith in your beauty.

“I had breasts that were way too big for my body. I dreaded shopping, I’d always wear loose clothes and finding bras that fit was just impossible. One month after my breast reduction surgery, I am amazed with the results. I actually cried the first time I went shopping, I was so happy. I’ve already stocked my draw with new, well-fitting bras that I actually feel comfortable in! It’s possible, ladies!” – RealSelf Review from one of Dr. Barrett’s patients

No More Fitting-Room Tantrums

Unless those are happy tears, shopping for bras and clothes should NOT be a tear-inducing experience. (No, this is not normal behavior). When your bra size does not cooperate with your body size, the imbalances in your appearance become even more apparent, often making a trip to the mall an utterly agonizing experience.

If you’re the type of person who hibernates, panics or ‘suddenly comes down with the flu’ when your friends invite you shopping, breast reduction surgery might be the right course of treatment for you. Not only will it improve your relationship with retail therapy (which becomes actually therapeutic!), but it will also bring balance and proportion back to your figure, creating a beautiful, more natural-looking physique that makes it far easier to find clothes that fit. By redefining and shaping your breasts into a more harmonious profile, a breast reduction can complement your unique curves and truly transform your appearance.

Balance Your Body How You See Fit

There is no ideal age to undergo breast reduction surgery – your comfort and confidence are priorities. When your breasts have begun to limit your lifestyle or diminish your self-esteem, it may be time to consider your surgical options. There are dozens of reasons why women consider breast reduction surgery: feeling awkward in professional or social situations, disappointment with your fitness ability or withdrawal from important life-moments.

The good news is: it’s your body and your choice. If power-women like Queen Latifah, Ariel Winter and Drew Barrymore can do it, so can you. (*Cue cheers of feminine support*).

Dr. Barrett is a highly experienced board-certified surgeon who has worked with countless women suffering both physical and emotional distress caused by large breasts. He takes the time to understand the journey you’ve been through and works with you to design a personalized surgery that caters to your body, functional goals and aesthetic desires. If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery or determine whether you are a candidate, contact Barrett Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, at (310) 598-2648 to schedule your consultation today.

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