Do I Need Breast Reduction? Signs Surgery May Be Right for You By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on June 01, 2024

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Has getting breast reduction surgery crossed your mind, but you’re not certain whether it’s right for you? Pursuing breast reduction is a highly personal decision. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, I’ve seen women make this choice for all manner of reasons, from greater day-to-day comfort to the self-confidence boost it can provide. If you’ve been hesitating to contact a doctor about this procedure, let our team at SynergyMD Plastic Surgery explain some key signs that breast reduction may be right for you.

Three Signs You May Benefit From Breast Reduction

1. You Have Pain and Posture Issues

Heavy breasts are quite literally a weight you carry with you each day. Over time, the extra weight can even cause issues with posture. If the weight of your breasts causes regular neck, back, or shoulder pain, you may want to consider reduction. This procedure can free you from daily discomfort and help you feel at home in your body.

2. You Have Skin Irritation From Your Bra

Bra straps and underwires can dig and cut into tender skin, causing uncomfortable irritation. This problem is only confounded when a woman’s breasts are disproportionately large for her frame. Breast reduction surgery removes the extra weight so your bra supports you more comfortably. You won’t have to worry about redness or rashes any longer.

3. You Don’t Feel Confident in Your Appearance

You deserve confidence in your body. If there’s an aspect of your appearance that you dislike and have no control over, it can take an especially frustrating toll on your self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery lets you reclaim control of the way you look. If you have ever skipped a trip to the beach, decided not to try out for that sports team in school, or have chosen “safer” clothing at the store than what you really wanted to get, it will be well worth your time to explore this surgery.

Breast reduction is a customizable procedure. We can use three different techniques to tailor your results more personally, paying special attention to symmetry and areola size. We can also combine your breast reduction with a breast lift to give you a more youthful silhouette. See Real Breast Reduction Results From Our Practice

Chest Reduction Surgery for Men

​​Insecurity about chest size isn’t exclusive to women. Gynecomastia, or the swelling of male breast tissue, is present to some degree in up to 65% percent of men who are middle-aged or older. This hormonal condition can make it difficult to confidently go shirtless. I can perform gynecomastia surgery to remove excess tissue and re-contour your chest to give you a firmer, flatter, and more masculine look. Let’s talk about your options during an appointment at our Tampa, FL, plastic surgery office.

Here to Help You Feel Your Best

Our goal at SynergyMD Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, is to help you find new comfort and confidence in your body with expertly performed care. I would love to help you reach your goals if you are interested in pursuing breast reduction for any reason. Send our practice a message or give us a call to request a one-on-one consultation.

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Dr. Joseph Brown

Plastic Surgery

A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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