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Breast Reduction: What to Know

Posted by Melissa Chefec – New York, NY – Women seek breast reduction for many reasons. Large breasts are often heavy and uncomfortable, causing upper and lower back pain. The excess weight causes back pain, neck aches, headaches, arm tingling and shoulder grooving. Large pendulous breasts can also rub against the upper abdomen, causing troublesome rashes under the breasts. Finally, disproportionately large breasts can interfere with physical activities, limit clothing options, and cause self-consciousness and emotional distress. “Breast reduction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for women,” says plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist Dr. Constance M. Chen. “Breast reduction satisfies both functional and aesthetic concerns, and it also has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates. After breast reduction, women generally feel better physically and get a boost to their body image and self esteem as well.” Click HERE for the full article.

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